1993 Ryder Cup

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30th Ryder Cup Matches
Dates   24–26 September 1993
Venue   The Belfry, Brabazon Course
Location   Wishaw, Warwickshire, England
Captains   Bernard Gallacher (Europe)
Tom Watson (USA)
Europe   13    15   United States
United States wins the Ryder Cup



The Belfry is located in England
The Belfry
The Belfry
Location in England

The 30th Ryder Cup Matches were held at The Belfry in Wishaw, Warwickshire, England (near Sutton Coldfield). The United States team won the competition by a margin of 15 to 13 points. Europe took a slender 1 point lead into the Sunday singles matches in what was a close contest. Davis Love III secured victory for the United States by defeating Constantino Rocca at the last hole.[1] Through 2012, this is the last U.S. victory in Europe in the Ryder Cup and also the last time the U.S. retained the Cup.


The Ryder Cup is a match play event, with each match worth one point. The competition format predominantly used from 1987 to 1999 was as follows:

  • Day 1 (Friday) — 4 foursome (alternate shot) matches in a morning session and 4 fourball (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 - matches that were level after 18 holes were deemed a draw with half a point going to each team.


Friday's matches[edit]

Morning foursomes[edit]

Europe Results United States
Torrance/James United States 4 & 3 Wadkins/Pavin
Woosnam/Langer Europe 7 & 5 Azinger/Stewart
Ballesteros/Olazábal United States 2 & 1 Kite/Love III
Faldo/Montgomerie Europe 4 & 3 Floyd/Couples
2 Session 2
2 Overall 2

Afternoon four-ball[edit]

Europe Results United States
Woosnam/Baker Europe 1 up Gallagher/Janzen
Langer/Lane United States 4 & 2 Wadkins/Pavin
Faldo/Montgomerie halved Azinger/Couples
Ballesteros/Olazábal Europe 4 & 3 Love III/Kite

Saturday's matches[edit]

Morning foursomes[edit]

Europe Results United States
Faldo/Montgomerie Europe 3 & 2 Wadkins/Pavin
Langer/Woosnam Europe 2 & 1 Couples/Azinger
Baker/Lane United States 3 & 2 Floyd/Stewart
Ballesteros/Olazábal Europe 2 & 1 Love III/Kite
3 Session 1

Afternoon four-ball[edit]

Europe Results United States
Faldo/Montgomerie United States 2 up Cook/Beck
James/Rocca United States 5 & 4 Pavin/Gallagher
Woosnam/Baker Europe 6 & 5 Couples/Azinger
Olazábal/Haeggman United States 2 & 1 Floyd/Stewart
1 Session 3

Sunday's singles matches[edit]

Europe Results United States
Ian Woosnam halved Fred Couples
Barry Lane United States 1 up Chip Beck
Colin Montgomerie Europe 1 up Lee Janzen
Peter Baker Europe 2 up Corey Pavin
Joakim Haeggman Europe 1 up John Cook
Mark James United States 3 & 2 Payne Stewart
Costantino Rocca United States 1 up Davis Love III
Seve Ballesteros United States 3 & 2 Jim Gallagher
José María Olazábal United States 2 up Raymond Floyd
Bernhard Langer United States 5 & 3 Tom Kite
Nick Faldo halved Paul Azinger
Sam Torrance halved[2] Lanny Wadkins
13 Overall 15


  1. ^ "1993 - USA win Belfry battle". Archived from the original on 2012-09-27. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Sam Torrance withdrew because of injury, so this match was not actually played.[1]

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