1989 Ryder Cup

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28th Ryder Cup Matches
Dates   22–24 September 1989
Venue   The Belfry, Brabazon Course
Location   Wishaw, Warwickshire, England
Captains   Tony Jacklin (Europe)
Raymond Floyd (USA)
Europe   14    14   United States
Europe retains the Ryder Cup

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The Belfry
The Belfry
Location in England

The 28th Ryder Cup Matches were held 22–24 September 1989 at The Belfry in Wishaw, Warwickshire, England, near Sutton Coldfield.

For only the second time, the competition ended in a draw at 14 points each, but the European team retained the Cup since they had won it outright in 1987.[1] Europe held a two point lead, 9 to 7, entering the singles matches on Sunday, and the match which retained the Cup for Europe was the eighth, between José Maria Cañizares and Ken Green. Cañizares made a two-foot (0.6 m) putt on the 18th green to win 1 up and give Europe a 14–10 lead, with four matches remaining on the course.[2][3] The final four matches all resulted in U.S. wins and an overall draw.[1][4][5]

This was the first Ryder Cup played in Europe to be televised live in the United States. It was carried by the USA Network on cable, with video provided by the BBC.[6][7] The U.S. television coverage in 1985 was a highlight show on ESPN in early November, over a month after its completion.[8] NBC Sports took over live weekend coverage in 1991 in South Carolina,[9] and 1993 marked the first time a major U.S. network televised it live from Europe.

Format[edit]

The Ryder Cup is a match play event, with each match worth one point. The competition format in 1989 was as follows:

  • Day 1 (Friday) — 4 foursome (alternate shot) matches in a morning session and 4 four-ball (better ball) matches in an afternoon session
  • Day 2 (Saturday) — 4 foursome matches in a morning session and 4 four-ball matches in an afternoon session
  • Day 3 (Sunday) — 12 singles matches

With a total of 28 points, 14½ points were required to win the Cup, and 14 points were required for the defending champion to retain the Cup. All matches were played to a maximum of 18 holes.

Teams[edit]

The selection process for the European team remained the same as used in 1985 and 1987, with nine players chosen from the 1989 European Tour money list at the conclusion of the German Open on 27 August and the remaining three team members being chosen immediately afterwards by the team captain, Tony Jacklin. Prior to the final event Philip Walton was in the 9th qualifying place with Cañizares in 10th. Cañizares finished joint fifth in the German Open and took the final qualifying place with Walton dropping to 11th place behind Bernhard Langer who finished in 10th. Jacklin's choices were Langer, Christy O'Connor Jnr and Howard Clark. 1988 Masters winner Sandy Lyle had previously told Jacklin that he did not wish to be considered for selection.[10]

Europe Team Europe
Name Age Points
rank
World
ranking
Previous
Ryder Cups
Matches W–L–H Winning
percentage
England Tony Jacklin 45 Non-playing captain
Northern Ireland Ronan Rafferty 25 1 26 0 Rookie
England Mark James 35 2 35 3 10 2–7–1 25.00
Spain José María Olazábal 23 3 9 1 5 3–2–0 60.00
England Nick Faldo 32 4 3 6 22 14–7–1 65.91
Wales Ian Woosnam 31 5 6 3 12 5–5–2 50.00
Scotland Gordon Brand, Jnr 31 6 47 1 4 1–2–1 37.50
Spain Seve Ballesteros 32 7 2 4 20 10–7–3 57.50
Scotland Sam Torrance 36 8 48 4 15 3–8–4 33.33
Spain José Maria Cañizares 42 9 59 3 9 4–3–2 55.56
Germany Bernhard Langer 32 10 18 4 19 10–5–4 63.16
Republic of Ireland Christy O'Connor Jnr 41 12 71 1 2 0–2–0 0.00
England Howard Clark 35 64 4 9 4–4–1 50.00

Captains picks are shown in yellow. The world rankings and records are at the start of the 1989 Ryder Cup.

United States Team USA
Name Age Points
rank
World
ranking
Previous
Ryder Cups
Matches W–L–H Winning
percentage
Raymond Floyd 47 Non-playing captain
Mark Calcavecchia 29 1 5 1 2 1–1–0 50.00
Curtis Strange 34 2 4 3 12 5–6–1 45.83
Chip Beck 33 3 10 0 Rookie
Payne Stewart 32 4 7 1 4 2–2–0 50.00
Tom Kite 39 5 8 5 20 11–6–3 62.50
Paul Azinger 29 6 13 0 Rookie
Fred Couples 29 7 15 0 Rookie
Ken Green 31 8 24 0 Rookie
Mark O'Meara 32 9 22 1 3 1–2–0 33.33
Mark McCumber 38 10 17 0 Rookie
Tom Watson 40 19 3 12 9–3–0 75.00
Lanny Wadkins 39 28 5 21 13–7–1 64.29

Captains picks are shown in yellow.[11][12][13] The world rankings and records are at the start of the 1989 Ryder Cup.

Friday's matches[edit]

Morning foursomes[edit]

Europe Results United States
Faldo/Woosnam halved Kite/Strange
Clark/James United States 1 up Wadkins/Stewart
Ballesteros/Olazábal halved Watson/Beck
Langer/Rafferty United States 2 & 1 Calcavecchia/Green
1 Session 3
1 Overall 3

Afternoon four-ball[edit]

Europe Results United States
Torrance/Brand Europe 1 up Strange/Azinger
Clark/James Europe 3 & 2 Couples/Wadkins
Faldo/Woosnam Europe 2 up Calcavecchia/McCumber
Ballesteros/Olazábal Europe 6 & 5 Watson/O'Meara
4 Session 0
5 Overall 3

Saturday's matches[edit]

Morning foursomes[edit]

Europe Results United States
Woosnam/Faldo Europe 3 & 2 Wadkins/Stewart
Brand/Torrance United States 4 & 3 Beck/Azinger
O'Connor/Rafferty United States 3 & 2 Calcavecchia/Green
Ballesteros/Olazábal Europe 1 up Kite/Strange
2 Session 2
7 Overall 5

Afternoon four-ball[edit]

Europe Results United States
Faldo/Woosnam United States 2 & 1 Beck/Azinger
Langer/Cañizares United States 2 & 1 Kite/McCumber
Clark/James Europe 1 up Stewart/Strange
Ballesteros/Olazábal Europe 4 & 2 Calcavecchia/Green
2 Session 2
9 Overall 7

Sunday's singles matches[edit]

Europe Results United States
Seve Ballesteros United States 1 up Paul Azinger
Bernhard Langer United States 3 & 2 Chip Beck
José María Olazábal Europe 1 up Payne Stewart
Ronan Rafferty Europe 1 up Mark Calcavecchia
Howard Clark United States 8 & 7 Tom Kite
Mark James Europe 3 & 2 Mark O'Meara
Christy O'Connor Jnr Europe 1 up Fred Couples
José Maria Cañizares Europe 1 up Ken Green
Gordon Brand, Jnr United States 1 up Mark McCumber
Sam Torrance United States 3 & 1 Tom Watson
Nick Faldo United States 1 up Lanny Wadkins
Ian Woosnam United States 2 up Curtis Strange
5 Session 7
14 Overall 14

Individual player records[edit]

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

Source: [14]

Europe[edit]

Player Points Overall Singles Foursomes Fourballs
Seve Ballesteros 3.5 3–1–1 0–1–0 1–0–1 2–0–0
Gordon Brand, Jnr 1 1–2–0 0–1–0 0–1–0 1–0–0
José Maria Cañizares 1 1–1–0 1–0–0 0–0–0 0–1–0
Howard Clark 2 2–2–0 0–1–0 0–1–0 2–0–0
Nick Faldo 2.5 2–2–1 0–1–0 1–0–1 1–1–0
Mark James 3 3–1–0 1–0–0 0–1–0 2–0–0
Bernhard Langer 0 0–3–0 0–1–0 0–1–0 0–1–0
Christy O'Connor Jnr 1 1–1–0 1–0–0 0–1–0 0–0–0
José María Olazábal 4.5 4–0–1 1–0–0 1–0–1 2–0–0
Ronan Rafferty 1 1–2–0 1–0–0 0–2–0 0–0–0
Sam Torrance 1 1–2–0 0–1–0 0–1–0 1–0–0
Ian Woosnam 2.5 2–2–1 0–1–0 1–0–1 1–1–0

United States[edit]

Player Points Overall Singles Foursomes Fourballs
Paul Azinger 3 3–1–0 1–0–0 1–0–0 1–1–0
Chip Beck 3.5 3–0–1 1–0–0 1–0–1 1–0–0
Mark Calcavecchia 2 2–3–0 0–1–0 2–0–0 0–2–0
Fred Couples 0 0–2–0 0–1–0 0–0–0 0–1–0
Ken Green 2 2–2–0 0–1–0 2–0–0 0–1–0
Tom Kite 2.5 2–1–1 1–0–0 0–1–1 1–0–0
Mark McCumber 2 2–1–0 1–0–0 0–0–0 1–1–0
Mark O'Meara 0 0–2–0 0–1–0 0–0–0 0–1–0
Payne Stewart 1 1–3–0 0–1–0 1–1–0 0–1–0
Curtis Strange 1.5 1–3–1 1–0–0 0–1–1 0–2–0
Lanny Wadkins 2 2–2–0 1–0–0 1–1–0 0–1–0
Tom Watson 1.5 1–1–1 1–0–0 0–0–1 0–1–0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b White, Gordon S., Jr. (25 September 1989). "Europe retains Ryder Cup with tie". Eugene Register-Guard. (Los Angeles Times). p. 2B. 
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  3. ^ "Ryder Cup history: 1989". BBC Sport. 14 September 2006. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Parascenzo, Marino (25 September 1989). "U.S. win lies in a watery grave; Ryder Cup ends in tie". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 19. 
  5. ^ "Americans let Cup slip away". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. 25 September 1989. p. 7-part 2. 
  6. ^ "Ryder Cup will be televised". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. January 31, 1989. p. 3C. 
  7. ^ Modoono, Bill (September 21, 1989). "Ryder Cup play creates fuzzy picture". Pittsburgh Press. p. C3. 
  8. ^ "Ryder Cup matches scheduled for TV". Palm Beach Daily News. October 3, 1985. p. 7. 
  9. ^ Sandomir, Richard (September 26, 1991). "U.S. losses put Ryder Cup golf back on network". Eugene Register-Guard. (New York Times). p. 8D. 
  10. ^ "Lyle turns down Ryder Cup place after loss of form". The Times, August 28, 1989; pg. 16; Issue 63484.
  11. ^ Green, Bob (August 16, 1989). "Watson, Wadkins will join Ryder Cup effort". Ocala Star-Banner. Associated Press. p. 8C. 
  12. ^ "U.S. Ryder Cup team has two open spots". Argus-Press (Owosso, Michigan). Associated Press. August 15, 1989. p. 11. 
  13. ^ Kelley, Brent. "Ryder Cup captain's picks and how they've fared". About.com. Retrieved September 4, 2014. 
  14. ^ "2014 Ryder Cup Media and Players' Guide". Retrieved October 5, 2014. 

External links[edit]

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