1995 Ryder Cup

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31st Ryder Cup Matches
Dates   September 22–24, 1995
Venue   Oak Hill Country Club
East Course
Location   Pittsford, New York, USA
Captains   Lanny Wadkins (USA)
Bernard Gallacher (Europe)
United States   13½    14½   Europe
Europe wins the Ryder Cup

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Oak Hill CC is located in United States
Oak Hill CC
Oak Hill CC
Location in the United States

The 31st Ryder Cup Matches were held September 22–24, 1995 at the East Course of Oak Hill Country Club in Pittsford, New York, a suburb southeast of Rochester.

The European team won the competition by a margin of 14½ to 13½ points to win back the Cup. At the time, this was only Europe's second victory on U.S. soil, the first was eight years earlier in 1987. This was the third consecutive Ryder Cup where Bernard Gallacher captained the European side and the only victory. Going into the Sunday singles matches, Europe trailed by 2 points, 7 to 9. For the first time, they overcame a deficit entering the singles to win the Cup. The unheralded Irish rookie Philip Walton secured victory for Europe by defeating Jay Haas by one hole.[1] The next Ryder Cup where Europe won from behind was 2012, also held in the U.S.

Format[edit]

The Ryder Cup is a match play event, with each match worth one point. The competition format used in 1995 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]

Friday's matches[edit]

Morning foursomes[edit]

Europe Results United States
Faldo/Montgomerie United States 1 up Pavin/Lehman
Torrance/Rocca Europe 3 & 2 Haas/Couples
Clark/James United States 4 & 3 Love III/Maggert
Langer/Johansson Europe 1 up Crenshaw/Strange
2 Session 2
2 Overall 2

Afternoon four-ball[edit]

Europe Results United States
Gilford/Ballesteros Europe 4 & 3 Faxon/Jacobsen
Torrance/Rocca United States 6 & 5 Maggert/Roberts
Faldo/Montgomerie United States 3 & 2 Couples/Love III
Langer/Johansson United States 6 & 4 Pavin/Mickelson
1 Session 3
3 Overall 5

Saturday's matches[edit]

Morning foursomes[edit]

Europe Results United States
Faldo/Montgomerie Europe 4 & 2 Strange/Haas
Torrance/Rocca Europe 6 & 5 Love III/Maggert
Woosnam/Walton United States 1 up Roberts/Jacobsen
Langer/Gilford Europe 4 & 3 Pavin/Lehman
3 Session 1
6 Overall 6

Afternoon four-ball[edit]

Europe Results United States
Torrance/Montgomerie United States 4 & 2 Faxon/Couples
Woosnam/Rocca Europe 3 & 2 Love III/Crenshaw
Ballesteros/Gilford United States 3 & 2 Haas/Mickelson
Faldo/Langer United States 1 up Pavin/Roberts
1 Session 3
7 Overall 9

Sunday's singles matches[edit]

Europe Results United States
Seve Ballesteros United States 4 & 3 Tom Lehman
Howard Clark Europe 1 up Peter Jacobsen
Mark James Europe 4 & 3 Jeff Maggert
Ian Woosnam halved Fred Couples
Costantino Rocca United States 3 & 2 Davis Love III
David Gilford Europe 1 up Brad Faxon
Colin Montgomerie Europe 3 & 1 Ben Crenshaw
Nick Faldo Europe 1 up Curtis Strange
Sam Torrance Europe 2 & 1 Loren Roberts
Bernhard Langer United States 3 & 2 Corey Pavin
Philip Walton Europe 1 up Jay Haas
Per-Ulrik Johansson United States 2 & 1 Phil Mickelson
Session
14½ Overall 13½

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Walton secures victory for Europe". Retrieved 1 October 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°06′47″N 77°31′59″W / 43.113°N 77.533°W / 43.113; -77.533