1951 Ryder Cup

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9th Ryder Cup Matches
Dates November 2–4, 1951
Venue Pinehurst Resort
Course No. 2
Location Pinehurst, North Carolina
Captains
United States United Kingdom
United States wins the Ryder Cup
Pinehurst Resort is located in the US
Pinehurst Resort
Pinehurst Resort
Location in the United States
Pinehurst Resort is located in North Carolina
Pinehurst Resort
Pinehurst Resort
Location in North Carolina

The 9th Ryder Cup Matches were held November 2–4, 1951 at Course No. 2 of the Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, North Carolina. The United States team won their fifth consecutive competition by a score of 9½ to 2½ points.[1][2]

The two-day competition was held on Friday and Sunday; Saturday was an off day so that the participants (and spectators) could attend a college football game in Chapel Hill, about 70 miles (110 km) northeast. North Carolina hosted top-ranked Tennessee and the visiting Volunteers won in a rout, 27-0.

Course No. 2, designed by Donald Ross, was set at 7,007 yards (6,407 m) for this Ryder Cup.[2] It later hosted the U.S. Open in 1999, 2005, and 2014.

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: [3]

This was the second and final Ryder Cup for Ben Hogan as a competitor, following 1947. Although he won three majors in 1953, he declined to participate on that year's team.[4][5] Hogan was a non-playing captain in 1949 and 1967.

United States Team USA
Name Age Previous
Ryder Cups
Matches W–L–H Winning
percentage
Sam Snead – captain 39 3 5 4–1–0 80.00
Skip Alexander 33 1 1 0–1–0 0.00
Jack Burke, Jr. 28 0 Rookie
Jimmy Demaret 41 2 4 4–0–0 100.00
E. J. Harrison 41 2 3 2–1–0 66.67
Clayton Heafner 37 1 2 2–0–0 100.00
Ben Hogan 39 1 1 1–0–0 100.00
Lloyd Mangrum 37 2 4 3–1–0 75.00
Ed Oliver 36 1 2 2–0–0 100.00
Henry Ransom 40 0 Rookie

In April 1951 the British P.G.A. appointed Arthur Lacey as non-playing captain and chose a selection committee of four which included Lacey and Bill Cox.[6] In late-July eight players were selected: Bousfield, Daly, Faulkner, Hargreaves, Lees, Panton, Rees and Ward. The remaining two places were to be selected after the News of the World Match Play.[7] The final two places were later given to Weetman and Adams, the finalists in the News of the World Match Play. [8]

United Kingdom Team Great Britain
Name Age Previous
Ryder Cups
Matches W–L–H Winning
percentage
England Arthur Lacey 47 Non-playing captain
Scotland Jimmy Adams 41 2 4 2–2–0 50.00
England Ken Bousfield 32 1 1 1–0–0 100.00
Northern Ireland Fred Daly 40 2 4 1–3–0 25.00
England Max Faulkner 35 2 4 1–3–0 25.00
England Jack Hargreaves 37 0 Rookie
England Arthur Lees 43 2 4 1–3–0 25.00
Scotland John Panton 35 0 Rookie
Wales Dai Rees 38 3 5 2–2–1 50.00
England Charlie Ward 40 2 4 0–4–0 0.00
England Harry Weetman 31 0 Rookie

Friday's foursome matches[edit]

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United Kingdom Results United States
Faulkner/Rees United States 5 & 3 Heafner/Burke
Ward/Lees United Kingdom 2 & 1 Oliver/Ransom
Adams/Panton United States 5 & 4 Snead/Mangrum
Daly/Bousfield United States 5 & 4 Hogan/Demaret
1 Session 3
1 Overall 3

18 hole scores: Heafner/Burke: 2 up, Ward/Lees: 3 up, Snead/Mangrum: 5 up, Hogan/Demaret: 3 up.[9]

Sunday's singles matches[edit]

United Kingdom Results United States
Jimmy Adams United States 4 & 3 Jack Burke, Jr.
Dai Rees United States 2 up Jimmy Demaret
Fred Daly halved Clayton Heafner
Harry Weetman United States 6 & 5 Lloyd Mangrum
Arthur Lees United Kingdom 2 & 1 Ed Oliver
Charlie Ward United States 3 & 2 Ben Hogan
John Panton United States 8 & 7 Skip Alexander
Max Faulkner United States 4 & 3 Sam Snead
Session
Overall

18 hole scores: Burke: 6 up, Rees: 1 up, Heafner: 3 up, Mangrum: 6 up, Lees: 2 up, Hogan: 2 up, Alexander: 5 up, Snead: 4 up.[10]

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
Skip Alexander 1 1–0–0 1–0–0 0–0–0
Jack Burke, Jr. 2 2–0–0 1–0–0 1–0–0
Jimmy Demaret 2 2–0–0 1–0–0 1–0–0
Clayton Heafner 1.5 1–0–1 0–0–1 1–0–0
Ben Hogan 2 2–0–0 1–0–0 1–0–0
Lloyd Mangrum 2 2–0–0 1–0–0 1–0–0
Ed Oliver 0 0–2–0 0–1–0 0–1–0
Henry Ransom 0 0–1–0 0–0–0 0–1–0
Sam Snead 2 2–0–0 1–0–0 1–0–0

E. J. Harrison did not play in any matches.

Great Britain[edit]

Player Points Overall Singles Foursomes
Jimmy Adams 0 0–2–0 0–1–0 0–1–0
Ken Bousfield 0 0–1–0 0–0–0 0–1–0
Fred Daly 0.5 0–1–1 0–0–1 0–1–0
Max Faulkner 0 0–2–0 0–1–0 0–1–0
Arthur Lees 2 2–0–0 1–0–0 1–0–0
John Panton 0 0–2–0 0–1–0 0–1–0
Dai Rees 0 0–2–0 0–1–0 0–1–0
Charlie Ward 1 1–1–0 0–1–0 1–0–0
Harry Weetman 0 0–1–0 0–1–0 0–0–0

Jack Hargreaves did not play in any matches.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Ryder Cuppers triumph, 9½ - 2½". Palm Beach Post-Times. November 5, 1951. p. 7. 
  2. ^ a b "United States beats British Ryder Cuppers,9½ - 2½". Youngstown Vindicator. Associated Press. November 5, 1951. p. 9. 
  3. ^ a b "2016 Ryder Cup Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved September 26, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Hogan rejects Ryder Cup spot". Pittsburgh Press. United Press. August 5, 1953. p. 24. 
  5. ^ "Pick Ryder golf team". Youngstown Vindicator. Associated Press. August 6, 1953. p. 30. 
  6. ^ "The Ryder Cup". The Times, Thursday, April 19 1951; pg. 2; Issue 51979.
  7. ^ "The Ryder Cup Team". The Times, Wednesday, August 1 1951; pg. 2; Issue 52068.
  8. ^ "Ryder Cup Team Completed". The Times, Monday, September 24 1951; pg. 7; Issue 52114.
  9. ^ "The Ryder Cup - U.S. Lead in the Foursomes". The Times, Saturday, November 3 1951; pg. 4; Issue 52149.
  10. ^ "The Ryder Cup - Sweeping Victory for U.S.". The Times, Monday, November 5 1951; pg. 7; Issue 52150.

External links[edit]

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