Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Ryder Cup Captains List and Records

Who where the captains that year?

Ryder Cup Captains Between 1927-2006
Year GB&I/Europe United States
1927 Ted Ray Walter Hagen
1929 George Duncan Walter Hagen
1931 Charles Whitcombe Walter Hagen
1933 J.H. Taylor* Walter Hagen
1935 Charles Whitcombe Walter Hagen
1937 Charles Whitcombe Walter Hagen*
1947 Sir Henry Cotton Ben Hogan
(Walter Hagen)
1949 Charles Whitcombe* Ben Hogan*
(Ed Dudley)
1951 Arthur Lacey* Sam Snead
1953 Henry Cotton* Lloyd Mangrum
1955 Dai Rees Chick Harbert
(Lloyd Mangrum)
1957 Dai Rees Jack Burke Jr
1959 Dai Rees Sam Snead
1961 Dai Rees Jerry Barber
1963 John Fallon* Arnold Palmer
1965 Harry Weetman* Byron Nelson*
1967 Dai Rees* Ben Hogan*
1969 Eric Brown* Sam Snead*
1971 Eric Brown* Jay Herbert*
1973 Bernard Hunt* Jack Burke Jr*
1975 Bernard Hunt* Arnold Palmer
1977 Brian Huggett* Dow Finsterwald*
1979 John Jacobs* Billy Casper*
1981 John Jacobs* Dave Marr*
1983 Tony Jacklin* Jack Nicklaus*
1985 Tony Jacklin* Lee Trevino*
1987 Tony Jacklin* Jack Nicklaus*
1989 Tony Jacklin* Raymond Floyd*
1991 Bernard Gallacher* Dave Stockton*
1993 Bernard Gallacher* Tom Watson*
1995 Bernard Gallacher* Lanny Wadkins*
1997 Seve Ballesteros* Tom Kite*
1999 Mark James* Ben Crenshaw*
2002 Sam Torrance* Curtis Strange*
2004 Bernard Langer* Hal Sutton*
2006 Ian Woosnam* Tom Lehman*
2008 Nick Faldo* Paul Azinger*
*Non-playing Captain
(names in brackets indicate Honorary Captains)

Who were the youngest/oldest Captains?

Youngest and Oldest Ryder Cup Captains

GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND/EUROPE
Youngest
Name Year Age
Charles Whitcombe 1931 35 years, 9 months and 5 days
Oldest
Name Year Age
J.H. Taylor 1933 62 years, 3 months and 7 days

UNITED STATES
Youngest
Name Year Age
Arnold Palmer 1963 34 years, 1 months and 1 day
Walter Hagen 1927 34 years, 5 months and 13 days
Jack Burke, Jr. 1957 34 years, 8 months and 5 days
Oldest
Name Year Age
Byron Nelson 1965 53 years, 8 months and 3 days

Who won the most Ryder Cups as Captain?

Performances as Ryder Cup Captain
Great Britain & Ireland/Europe
Captain Years Captained No. of Years Won Lost Halved
Seve Ballesteros 1997 1 1 0 0
Eric Brown 1969-71 2 0 1 1
Sir Henry Cotton 1947, 53 2 0 2 0
George Duncan 1929 1 1 0 0
John Fallon
Nick Faldo
1963
2008
1
1
0
0
1
1
0
0
Bernard Gallacher 1991-93-95 3 1 2 0
Brian Huggett 1977 1 0 1 0
Bernard Hunt 1973-75 2 0 2 0
Tony Jacklin 1983-85-87-89 4 2 1 1
John Jacobs 1979-81 2 0 2 0
Mark James 1999 1 0 1 0
Arthur Lacey 1951 1 0 1 0
Bernhard Langer 2004 1 1 0 0
Ted Ray 1927 1 0 1 0
Dai Rees 1955-57-59-61, 67 5 1 4 0
J.H. Taylor 1933 1 1 0 0
Sam Torrance 2002 1 1 0 0
Harry Weetman 1965 1 0 1 0
Charles Whitcombe 1931, 35-37, 49 4 0 4 0
Ian Woosnam 2006 1 1 0 0

United States
Captain Years Captained No. of Years Won Lost Halved
Paul Azinger
Jerry Barber
2008
1961
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
Jack Burke Jr 1957, 73 2 1 1 0
Billy Casper 1979 1 1 0 0
Ben Crenshaw 1999 1 1 0 0
Dow Finsterwald 1977 1 1 0 0
Raymond Floyd 1989 1 0 0 1
Walter Hagen 1927-37 6 4 2 0
Chick Harbert 1955 1 1 0 0
Jay Herbert 1971 1 1 0 0
Ben Hogan 1947-49, 67 3 3 0 0
Tom Kite 1997 1 0 1 0
Tom Lehman 2006 1 0 1 0
Lloyd Mangrum 1953 1 1 0 0
Dave Marr 1981 1 1 0 0
Byron Nelson 1965 1 1 0 0
Jack Nicklaus 1983, 87 2 1 1 0
Arnold Palmer 1963, 75 2 2 0 0
Sam Snead 1951, 59, 69 3 2 0 1
Dave Stockton 1991 1 1 0 0
Curtis Strange 2002 1 0 1 0
Hal Sutton 2004 1 1 1 0
Lee Trevino 1985 1 0 1 0
Lanny Wadkins 1995 1 0 1 0
Tom Watson 1993 1 1 0 0

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