1935 Ryder Cup

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5th Ryder Cup Matches
Dates September 28–29, 1935
Venue Ridgewood Country Club
Location Paramus, New Jersey
Captains
United States 9 3 United Kingdom
United States wins the Ryder Cup
← 1933
1937 →
Ridgewood CC is located in the US
Ridgewood CC
Ridgewood CC
Location in the United States
Ridgewood CC is located in New Jersey
Ridgewood CC
Ridgewood CC
Location in New Jersey

The 5th Ryder Cup Matches were held at the Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, New Jersey, a suburb northwest of New York City in Bergen County. The United States team won the competition by a score of 9–3 points to regain the cup.

The U.S. took a 3–2 lead in the series, all of which were won on home soil. It was the first of seven consecutive wins by the U.S. side, which did not lose again until 1957 in England.

Format[edit]

The Ryder Cup is a match play event, with each match worth one point. From 1927 through 1959, the format consisted of 4 foursome (alternate shot) matches on the first day and 8 singles matches on the second day, for a total of 12 points. Therefore, 6½ points were required to win the Cup. All matches were played to a maximum of 36 holes.

Teams[edit]

Source: [1]

United States Team USA
Name Age Previous
Ryder Cups
Matches W–L–H Winning
percentage
Walter Hagen – captain 42 4 8 6–1–1 81.25
Olin Dutra 34 1 2 0–2–0 0.00
Ky Laffoon 26 0 Rookie
Sam Parks 26 0 Rookie
Henry Picard 28 0 Rookie
Johnny Revolta 24 0 Rookie
Paul Runyan 27 1 2 0–2–0 0.00
Gene Sarazen 33 4 8 4–2–2 62.50
Horton Smith 27 3 2 2–0–0 100.00
Craig Wood 33 2 3 1–2–0 33.33

In February 1935, it was announced that a selection committee of six would choose the Great Britain team for the 1935 Ryder Cup.[2] As in 1933, Henry Cotton would not be considered as he was employed by a Belgium club. In July, the first eight players were selected: Alliss, Burton, Busson, Cox, Jarman, Padgham, Perry and Charles Whitcombe. Whitcombe was chosen as captain.[3] In August the remaining two, Ernest and Reg Whitcombe were selected.[4]

The British team sailed from Southampton on the Empress of Australia for Quebec on September 14 following the conclusion of the News of the World Match Play the previous day.[5] They returned from New York on board Aquitania leaving on October 17.[6]

United Kingdom Team Great Britain
Name Age Previous
Ryder Cups
Matches W–L–H Winning
percentage
England Charles Whitcombe – captain 40 4 7 2–2–3 50.00
England Percy Alliss 38 2 2 1–0–1 75.00
England Dick Burton 27 0 Rookie
England Jack Busson 24 0 Rookie
England Bill Cox 25 0 Rookie
England Ted Jarman 28 0 Rookie
England Alf Padgham 29 1 2 0–2–0 0.00
England Alf Perry 30 1 1 0–1–0 0.00
England Ernest Whitcombe 44 2 4 0–3–1 12.50
England Reg Whitcombe 37 0 Rookie

Saturday's foursome matches[edit]

United Kingdom Results United States
Perry/Busson United States 7 & 6 Sarazen/Hagen
Padgham/Alliss United States 6 & 5 Picard/Revolta
Cox/Jarman United States 9 & 8 Runyan/Smith
C. Whitcombe/E. Whitcombe United Kingdom 1 up Dutra/Laffoon
1 Session 3
1 Overall 3

Sunday's singles matches[edit]

United Kingdom Results United States
Jack Busson United States 3 & 2 Gene Sarazen
Dick Burton United States 5 & 3 Paul Runyan
Reg Whitcombe United States 2 & 1 Johnny Revolta
Alf Padgham United States 4 & 2 Olin Dutra
Percy Alliss United Kingdom 1 up Craig Wood
Bill Cox halved Horton Smith
Ernest Whitcombe United States 3 & 2 Henry Picard
Alf Perry halved Sam Parks
2 Session 6
3 Overall 9

Individual player records[edit]

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

Source: [1]

United States[edit]

Player Points Overall Singles Foursomes
Olin Dutra 1 1–1–0 1–0–0 0–1–0
Walter Hagen 1 1–0–0 0–0–0 1–0–0
Ky Laffoon 0 0–1–0 0–0–0 0–1–0
Sam Parks 0.5 0–0–1 0–0–1 0–0–0
Henry Picard 2 2–0–0 1–0–0 1–0–0
Johnny Revolta 2 2–0–0 1–0–0 1–0–0
Paul Runyan 2 2–0–0 1–0–0 1–0–0
Gene Sarazen 2 2–0–0 1–0–0 1–0–0
Horton Smith 1.5 1–0–1 0–0–1 1–0–0
Craig Wood 0 0–1–0 0–1–0 0–0–0

Great Britain[edit]

Player Points Overall Singles Foursomes
Percy Alliss 1 1–1–0 1–0–0 0–1–0
Dick Burton 0 0–1–0 0–1–0 0–0–0
Jack Busson 0 0–2–0 0–1–0 0–1–0
Bill Cox 0.5 0–1–1 0–0–1 0–1–0
Ted Jarman 0 0–1–0 0–0–0 0–1–0
Alf Padgham 0 0–2–0 0–1–0 0–1–0
Alf Perry 0.5 0–1–1 0–0–1 0–1–0
Charles Whitcombe 1 1–0–0 0–0–0 1–0–0
Ernest Whitcombe 1 1–1–0 0–1–0 1–0–0
Reg Whitcombe 0 0–1–0 0–1–0 0–0–0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2016 Ryder Cup Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved September 26, 2015. 
  2. ^ "The Ryder Cup Match". The Times, Tuesday, February 19, 1935; pg. 5; Issue 46992; col E.
  3. ^ "British Ryder Cup Team". The Times, Tuesday, July 09, 1935; pg. 7; Issue 47111; col B.
  4. ^ "The Ryder Cup". The Times, Saturday, August 10, 1935; pg. 4; Issue 47139; col F.
  5. ^ "The Ryder Cup Team - A satisfactory choice". The Times, Saturday, September 14, 1935; pg. 5; Issue 47169.
  6. ^ "British Ryder Cup Team sails for home". The Times, Saturday, October 19, 1935; pg. 6; Issue 47199.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°56′49″N 74°04′41″W / 40.947°N 74.078°W / 40.947; -74.078