1971 Ryder Cup

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19th Ryder Cup Matches
Dates   September 16–18, 1971
Venue   Old Warson Country Club
Location   St. Louis, Missouri
Captains   Jay Hebert (USA)
Eric Brown (Great Britain)
United States   18½    13½   United Kingdom
United States wins the Ryder Cup

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Old Warson Country Club is located in United States
Old Warson Country Club
Old Warson Country Club
Location in United States

The 19th Ryder Cup Matches were held September 16–18 at the Old Warson Country Club in St. Louis, Missouri. The United States team won the competition by a score of 18½ to 13½ points.[1][2]

Format[edit]

The Ryder Cup is a match play event, with each match worth one point. From 1963 through 1971 the competition format was as follows:

  • Day 1 — 8 foursomes (alternate shot) matches, 4 each in morning and afternoon sessions
  • Day 2 — 8 four-ball (better ball) matches, 4 each in morning and afternoon sessions
  • Day 3 — 16 singles matches, 8 each in morning and afternoon sessions

With a total of 32 points, 16½ points were required to win the Cup. All matches were played to a maximum of 18 holes.

Teams[edit]

Thursday's matches[edit]

Morning foursomes[edit]

United Kingdom Results United States
Coles/O'Connor United Kingdom 2 & 1 Casper/Barber
Townsend/Oosterhuis United States 2 up Palmer/Dickinson
Huggett/Jacklin United Kingdom 3 & 2 Nicklaus/Stockton
Bembridge/Butler United Kingdom 1 up Coody/Beard
3 Session 1
3 Overall 1

Afternoon foursomes[edit]

United Kingdom Results United States
Bannerman/Gallacher United Kingdom 2 & 1 Casper/Barber
Townsend/Oosterhuis United States 1 up Palmer/Dickinson
Huggett/Jacklin halved Trevino/Rudolph
Bembridge/Butler United States 5 & 3 Nicklaus/Snead
Session
Overall

Friday's matches[edit]

Morning four-ball[edit]

United Kingdom Results United States
O'Connor/Barnes United States 2 & 1 Trevino/Rudolph
Coles/Garner United States 2 & 1 Beard/Snead
Oosterhuis/Gallacher United States 5 & 4 Palmer/Dickinson
Townsend/Bannerman United States 2 & 1 Nicklaus/Littler
0 Session 4
Overall

Afternoon four-ball[edit]

United Kingdom Results United States
Gallacher/Oosterhuis United Kingdom 1 up Trevino/Casper
Jacklin/Huggett United States 2 & 1 Littler/Snead
Townsend/Bannerman United States 1 up Palmer/Nicklaus
Coles/O'Connor halved Coody/Beard
Session
6 Overall 10

Saturday's matches[edit]

Morning singles[edit]

United Kingdom Results United States
Tony Jacklin United States 1 up Lee Trevino
Bernard Gallacher halved Dave Stockton
Brian Barnes United Kingdom 1 up Mason Rudolph
Peter Oosterhuis United Kingdom 4 & 3 Gene Littler
Peter Townsend United States 3 & 2 Jack Nicklaus
Christy O'Connor United States 5 & 4 Gardner Dickinson
Harry Bannerman halved Arnold Palmer
Neil Coles halved Frank Beard
Session
Overall 14½

Afternoon singles[edit]

United Kingdom Results United States
Brian Huggett United States 7 & 6 Lee Trevino
Tony Jacklin United States 1 up J. C. Snead
Brian Barnes United Kingdom 2 & 1 Miller Barber
Peter Townsend United States 1 up Dave Stockton
Bernard Gallacher United Kingdom 2 & 1 Charles Coody
Neil Coles United States 5 & 3 Jack Nicklaus
Peter Oosterhuis United Kingdom 3 & 2 Arnold Palmer
Harry Bannerman United Kingdom 2 & 1 Gardner Dickinson
4 Session 4
13½ Overall 18½

Individual player records[edit]

Each entry refers to the Win–Loss–Half record of the player.

Source: [3]

United States[edit]

Player Points Overall Singles Foursomes Fourballs
Miller Barber 0 0–3–0 0–1–0 0–2–0 0–0–0
Frank Beard 2 1–1–2 0–0–1 0–1–0 1–0–1
Billy Casper 0 0–3–0 0–0–0 0–2–0 0–1–0
Charles Coody 0.5 0–2–1 0–1–0 0–1–0 0–0–1
Gardner Dickinson 4 4–1–0 1–1–0 2–0–0 1–0–0
Gene Littler 2 2–1–0 0–1–0 0–0–0 2–0–0
Jack Nicklaus 5 5–1–0 2–0–0 1–1–0 2–0–0
Arnold Palmer 4.5 4–1–1 0–1–1 2–0–0 2–0–0
Mason Rudolph 1.5 1–1–1 0–1–0 0–0–1 1–0–0
J. C. Snead 4 4–0–0 1–0–0 1–0–0 2–0–0
Dave Stockton 1.5 1–1–1 1–0–1 0–1–0 0–0–0
Lee Trevino 3.5 3–1–1 2–0–0 0–0–1 1–1–0

Great Britain[edit]

Player Points Overall Singles Foursomes Fourballs
Harry Bannerman 2.5 2–2–1 1–0–1 1–0–0 0–2–0
Brian Barnes 2 2–1–0 2–0–0 0–0–0 0–1–0
Maurice Bembridge 1 1–1–0 0–0–0 1–1–0 0–0–0
Peter Butler 1 1–1–0 0–0–0 1–1–0 0–0–0
Neil Coles 2 1–2–2 0–1–1 1–0–0 0–1–1
Bernard Gallacher 3.5 3–1–1 1–0–1 1–0–0 1–1–0
John Garner 0 0–1–0 0–0–0 0–0–0 0–1–0
Brian Huggett 1.5 1–2–1 0–1–0 1–0–1 0–1–0
Tony Jacklin 1.5 1–3–1 0–2–0 1–0–1 0–1–0
Christy O'Connor 1.5 1–2–1 0–1–0 1–0–0 0–1–1
Peter Oosterhuis 3 3–3–0 2–0–0 0–2–0 1–1–0
Peter Townsend 0 0–6–0 0–2–0 0–2–0 0–2–0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brown, Gwilym S. (September 29, 1971). "Meet me in St. Louis - but at your own risk". Sports Illustrated: 88. 
  2. ^ "Snead clinches win in tough Ryder Cup". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. September 19, 1971. p. 6-sports. 
  3. ^ "2014 Ryder Cup Media and Players' Guide". Retrieved October 5, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 38°37′01″N 90°23′13″W / 38.617°N 90.387°W / 38.617; -90.387