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US Ryder Cup records

The very best! US Ryder Cup records in numbers

Take a look at some of the best stats from Team USA

 

Team USA has had a mixed bag of results in the Ryder Cup in recent years.

Steve Stricker’s American team inflicted a record defeat on Europe at Whistling Straits in 2021 but has yet to win the trophy on away turf since 1993.

Luke Donald’s Team Europe won the trophy back at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Rome this year when the odds appeared against them.

No one needs telling that the United States have produced stunning players and stunning teams in this tournament.

So here are the best US Ryder Cup records:

US Ryder Cup records

Most appearances

12 – Phil Mickelson
9 – Jim Furyk
8 – Billy Casper
8 – Raymond Floyd
8 – Lanny Wadkins
8 – Tiger Woods

Most matches played

47 – Phil Mickelson
37 – Billy Casper
37 – Tiger Woods
34 – Lanny Wadkins
33 – Jim Furyk
32 – Arnold Palmer
31 – Raymond Floyd
30 – Lee Trevino

Most matches won

22 – Arnold Palmer
20 – Billy Casper
20 – Lanny Wadkins
18 – Phil Mickelson
17 – Jack Nicklaus
17 – Lee Trevino

Most points won

23.5 – Billy Casper
23 – Arnold Palmer
21.5 – Phil Mickelson
21.5 – Lanny Wadkins
20 – Lee Trevino
18.5 – Jack Nicklaus

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Most matches lost

22 – Phil Mickelson
21 – Tiger Woods
20 – Jim Furyk
16 – Raymond Floyd
12 – Davis Love III
12 – Curtis Strange
11 – Lanny Wadkins

Oldest players

51 years, 20 days – Raymond Floyd, 1993 Ryder Cup
50 years, 290 days – Jay Haas, 2004 Ryder Cup
48 years, 104 days – Phil Mickelson, 2018 Ryder Cup
48 years, 95 days – Fred Funk, 2004 Ryder Cup

Youngest players

20 years, 339 days – Horton Smith, 1929 Ryder Cup
21 years, 61 days – Jordan Spieth, 2014 Ryder Cup
21 years, 270 days – Tiger Woods, 1997 Ryder Cup
21 years, 292 days – Rickie Fowler, 2010 Ryder Cup

Most fourball points won

9 – Phil Mickelson
7.5 – Billy Casper
7.5 – Lanny Wadkins
7 – Gene Littler
7 – Arnold Palmer
7 – Lee Trevino

Most foursomes points won

9 – Billy Casper
9 – Arnold Palmer
9 – Lanny Wadkins
8 – Jack Nicklaus
7.5 – Tom Kite

Most singles points won

7 – Billy Casper
7 – Arnold Palmer
7 – Lee Trevino
6.5 – Gene Littler
6 – Tom Kite
6 – Sam Snead

Most singles matches lost

6 – Phil Mickelson
4 – Raymond Floyd
4 – Jim Furyk
4 – Jack Nicklaus
4 – Mark O’Meara
– Bubba Watson

Most successful pairings

5 points – Arnold Palmer & Gardner Dickson (5-0-0)
5 points – Jordan Spieth & Patrick Reed (4-1-2)
4 points – Jack Nicklaus & Tom Watson (4-0-0)
4 points – Larry Nelson & Lanny Wadkins (4-2-0)

Now read: European Ryder Cup records

Now read: All-time Ryder Cup records

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