Ludvig Aberg and Viktor Hovland made history at the 2023 Ryder Cup with an almighty beating of Brooks Koepka and Scottie Scheffler in Rome…
Viktor Hovland and Ludvig Aberg inflicted the biggest-ever win in an 18-hole match during the Ryder Cup Saturday foursomes.
The Scandinavian pair completely dominated World No.1 Scottie Scheffler and five-time major champion Brooks Koepka to win 9&7 at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Rome.
Hovland and Aberg won nine of the 11 holes the United States could manage in the second match of the second day’s opening session.
This took Team Europe to 7.5-1.5 up at the time and heading towards another win on home soil, with their unbeaten run on the continent dating back to 1993.
NCG has delved back into the history books and looked at the biggest beat-downs in the history of the Ryder Cup matches.
Hovland and Aberg may have set a new mark, but let’s take a look at the previous records across the different formats of the event.
Biggest Ryder Cup wins
1989: Tom Kite defeated Howard Clark 8&7
1997: Fred Couples defeated Ian Woosnam 8&7
1969: Miller Barber defeated Maurice Bembridge 7&6
1971: Lee Trevino defeated Brian Huggett 7&6
1997: Tom Lehman defeated Ignacio Garrido 7&6
2023: Ludvig Aberg & Viktor Hovland defeated Brooks Koepka & Scottie Scheffler 9&7
1979: Hale Irwin & Tom Kite defeated Ken Brown & Des Smyth 7&6
1991: Paul Azinger & Mark O’Meara defeated Nick Faldo & David Gilford 7&6
2012: Keegan Bradley & Phil Mickelson defeated Lee Westwood & Luke Donald 7&6
1983: Gil Morgan & Lanny Wadkins defeated Sam Torrance & J.M Canizares 7&5
1981: Lee Trevino & Jerry Pate defeated Nick Faldo & Sam Torrance 7&5
1981: Des Smyth & J.M Canizares defeated Bill Rogers & Bruce Lietzke 6&5
1989: Seve Ballesteros & J.M Olazabal defeated Tom Watson & Mark O’Meara 6&5
1993: Ian Woosnam & Peter Baker defeated Fred Couples & Paul Azinger 6&5
1995: Jeff Maggert & Loren Roberts defeated Sam Torrance & Constantino Rocca
Biggest Ryder Cup winning margin
The biggest Ryder Cup winning margin since continental Europe formed in 1979 is America’s 19-9 victory at Whistling Straits in 2021.
Between 1973 and 1977 when it was the USA versus Great Britain and Ireland, the former won the 1975 matches 21-11.
When it was just Great Britain against America, the Americans won 23.5-8.5 in 1967.
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