Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
The Belfry. The 2001 Ryder Cup will be played at The Belfry in September.
|Who was the European golfer that holed the putt that won the 1995 Ryder Cup matches?||1995 Ryder Cup
Phil Walton. Phil Walton beat Jay Haas on the 18th green to win the Ryder Cup for Europe.
|Which American chipped in from behind the 18th green to beat Nick Faldo and Bernhard Langer on the 2nd day?||1995 Ryder Cup
Corey Pavin. Pavin and Roberts won the match by one hole.
|Which US golfer lost the last two holes of his singles match, to lose to Nick Faldo?||1995 Ryder Cup
Curtis Strange. Strange made bogies on the final two holes to lose his crucial singles match.
|Who was the European golfer who hit a hole in one, in his singles match against Peter Jacobson?||1995 Ryder Cup
Howard Clark. Howard Clark made his hole in one on the 11th hole,and ended up winning his match on the 18th.
Lanny Wadkins. This was Lanny's only opportunity to captain his country so far.
|Which European golfer did Bernard Gallacher send out first in the singles matches on the final day?||1995 Ryder Cup
Seve Ballersteros. Seve lost his match against Tom Lehman on the 15th hole.
|Who was the European Captain in the 1995 Ryder Cup matches?||1995 Ryder Cup
Bernard Gallacher. This was the 3rd time that Bernhard Gallacher had captained the European team. It was also the first time that he had won the Ryder Cup.
Oak Hill. The 1995 Ryder Cup was held at Oak Hill, located in New York State.
Europe. Europe won the Ryder Cup by 14.5 to 13.5.
|How many matches (singles and pairs) did Colin Montgomerie win during this Ryder Cup?||2002 Ryder Cup
4. 'Monty' won all his matches apart from the first day foursomes which he and Bernhard Langer halved against Phil Mickelson and David Toms.
|Which European player beat the world number 2 Phil Mickleson in the singles matches?||2002 Ryder Cup
Philip Price. Price beat Mickleson 3&2, in what was one of the shock results from the singles matches.
|Which player was the last to tee off for the Europeans, playing against Tiger Woods?||2002 Ryder Cup
Jesper Parnevik. Parnevik had the "dubious" honour of playing against Woods, as Europe placed their strongest players at the top of the singles list.
|On the 18th hole in the match played between Paul Azinger and Niclas Fasth, which player was nearest to the hole after their tee shot?||2002 Ryder Cup
Azinger . Azinger was 180 yards from the pin, while Fasth was 191 yards from the pin.
|Which player holed the putt which sealed the win for Europe?||2002 Ryder Cup
Paul McGinley. McGinley, from Ireland, holed the eleven foot putt on the 18th green to seal the half-point needed to claim overall victory for the Europeans!
Sam Torrance. The Scot Sam Torrance lead the Europeans to victory. As a player, he had previously playeded in eight Ryder Cups from 1981 to 1995.
|USA only won two of the singles matches. David Toms beat Sergio Garcia in one game, but who won the other game?||2002 Ryder Cup
Scott Verplank. Verplank beat Lee Westwood 2 and 1. Verplank was in the lead all the way through the match.
Colin Montgomerie. 'Monty' beat Scott Hock 5&4 in the first singles match.
Europe 8, USA 8. It was all square before the start of the singles. USA won the second day 4.5-3.5, the morning's foursomes was drawn 2-2, and the USA won the afternoon's fourballs 2.5-1.5.
|Which American pair were the first two players in the first day's fourballs?||2002 Ryder Cup
Woods and Azinger. Tiger Woods and Paul Azinger set the ball rolling for the Americans, Duval/Love were the second pair off, Hock/Furyk third, and Mickelson and Toms were the final pair.
|Which discipline uses one ball per pair, with golfers from the same side taking alternate shots with the one ball?||2002 Ryder Cup
Foursomes. Foursomes uses one ball per pair, fourballs (as the name suggests) uses two balls per pair.
Europe 4.5, USA 3.5. Europe took the morning's fourballs 3-1, and USA took the afternoon's foursomes 2.5-1.5.
|What was the par for the course where the 2002 Ryder Cup was held?||2002 Ryder Cup
72. Three par 3 holes, three par 5 holes, and the rest of the holes weree Par 4. Par for the first nine holes was 36, and the same for the last nine holes.
|Europe won the competition, but what was the final score?||2002 Ryder Cup
Europe 15.5, USA 12.5. Europe won by three points to claim the Ryder Cup after the Americans won it in 1999.
The Belfry. The competition was held at the Belfry at Sutton Coldfield near Birmingham, England.
USA 9.5 Europe 18.5. Europe demolished USA by a record European win 18.5 to 9.5 margin. Since the European team came to the competition replacing the old GB& Ireland side, the US team has seen defeat more often than victory. By winning this event, Europe had secured its fifth title in seven match-ups. The performances from every European was one to proud of, as each player earned at least one point for the cause. The US team may have had a number of players in the World top 10, but as the saying goes, "there is no 'I' in team". The Europeans showed their more illustrious rivals that a team of hard working players pulling together can win in style.
|What was the first name of the man who presented the first Ryder Cup to the British professional golfers team, that had defeated the USA in the inaugural match in 1927?||Ryder Cup 2004
Samuel A. Ryder. Samuel A. Ryder presented the Ryder Cup to The Professional Golfers' Association of Great Britain in 1927, as a prize for an international competition between American and British professional golfers. The trophy stood 17" high, is 9" from handle to handle and weighs 4lbs. The golfing figure on the top of the trophy reflects the image of Abe Mitchell, a former gardener himself and a friend and instructor of Samuel A. Ryder.
|How many points did Europe need to secure on the final days single's match-ups?||Ryder Cup 2004
3. With a lead of 11-5 in favour of Europe, the holders knew that three points would be needed to retain the Cup. The first team to 14.5 points wins the Cup outright, but if both teams are locked on 14-14, then the holders keep the Cup. Europe knew that three points from 12 singles matches would be enough.
USA 5 Europe 11. The Europeans turned the style on with some excellent play during the second days foursomes, winning three of the four points available. The scoring was as follows.
Match one Haas and DiMarco lost to Clarke and Westwood 5&4.
Match two Mickelson abd Toms beat Jimenez and Levet 4&3.
Match three Furyk and Funk lost to Garcia and Donald 1 Up.
Match four Love and Woods lost to Harrington and McGinley 4&3.
USA 5 Europe 11.
|The second day saw the USA take maximum points from the four balls?||Ryder Cup 2004
False. The mornings four balls was for the USA, the only time they actually won a session of play. After playing some excellent golf, the Americans threatened a superb comeback, but things ended rather well for the Europeans when they landed 1.5 points from the four offered.
The results were as follows.
Match one: Haas and DiMarco Halved with Garcia and Westwood.
Match two: Woods and Riley beat Clarke and Poulter 4&3.
Match three: Furyk and Campbell lost to Casey and Howell 1 Up.
Match four: Cink and Love beat Montgomerie and Harrington 3&2.
USA 4 Europe 8.
|What was the score at the end of the first days four balls and foursomes?||Ryder Cup 2004
USA 1.5 Europe 6.5. Europe got off to a fantastic start that would bode well for the remaining days play. In Match One of the Four Balls Mickelson and Woods lost 2&1 to Montgomerie and Harrington. Match Two Love and Campbell lost 5&4 to Clarke and Jimenez. Match Three Riley and Cink Halved with McGinley and Donald. Match Four Toms Furyk lost to Garcia Westwood Wins 5&3. USA .5 Europe 3.5, and in the foursomes match one saw DiMarco and Haas beat Jimenez and Levet 3&2. Match two, Love and Funk lost to Montgomerie and Harrington 4&2. Match three, Mickelson and Woods lost to Clarke and Westwood 1 Up. Match four, Perry and Cink lost to Garcia and Donald 2&1. USA 1.5 Europe 6.5.