A Brief History of The Ryder Cup

As we approach the beginning of the 38th Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor Resort near Newport in Wales, few of the first competitors from the championships inception in 1927 might have imagined or predicted that nearly 75 years after the championship could still be going strong.

The Ryder Cup TV schedule is named after the man who donated it to the contest, Samuel Ryder (a seed retailer from Hertfordshire) and the first official game was held at Worcester Golf Club in Massachusetts, USA. Up Until 1971, the games were between Great Britain and the USA & Northern Ireland.

Between 1979 & 1971 the Republic of Ireland were permitted to join and the group was composed of players from all across Europe because of players such as Seve Ballesteros and Bernhard Langer’s talents. From the favour of the Americans, the Ryder Cup odds were stacked before 1979 and it was believed that this change allowed the championship to become the success and more aggressive it is today.

There have been some noteworthy performances through the years with European captain Nick Faldo, who holds the title of looks and points scored at Ryder Cups from 1977 through to 1997. Additionally match in 8 appearances. US greats as Sam Snead and Walter Hagen also had a winning percentage of over 75 percent in all the games they played.

Since 1979, the contest has stayed the Ryder Cup are near, with 7 wins a bit, which shows. The Europeans have been installed having not lost the Ryder Cup in the Belfry on their home soil since 1993. The USA will hope to keep it and are the current holders of the trophy.

As of 2018, the championship is and the classes switch between Europe and the USA. The tournament has been played away in the UK when the Europeans have hosted – in Ireland in 2006 and Spain in 1997. In 2014, the Ryder Cup is expected to be held at the Gleneagles hotel in Scotland in the united kingdom.