Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Ryder Cup Partnerships Records

What are the all-time most successful partnerships in Ryder Cup history?

Great Britain & Ireland/Europe

Matches Wins Lost Halved Points
Seve Ballesteros and José Maria Olazábal 15 11 2 2 12
Nick Faldo and Ian Woosnam 10 5 3 2 6
Darren Clarke and Lee Westwood 8 6 2 0 6
Peter Alliss and Christy O'Connor 12 5 6 1
Bernard Gallacher and Brian Barnes 10 5 4 1
Bernhard Langer and Colin Montgomerie 7 5 1 1
Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood 7
4 1 2
5
Peter Oosterhuis and Tony Jacklin 7 3 2 2 4
Peter Oosterhuis and Nick Faldo 6 4 2 0 4
Bernhard Langer and Sandy Lyle 4 3 0 1
Colin Montgomerie and Nick Faldo 7 3 3 1
Neil Coles and Christy O'Connor 7 3 3 1

United States

Matches Wins Lost Halved Points
Arnold Palmer and Gardner Dickinson 5 5 0 0 5
Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson 4 4 0 0 4
Larry Nelson and Lanny Wadkins 6 4 2 0 4
Tony Lema and Julius Boros 5 3 1 1
Lloyd Mangrum and Sam Snead 4 3 1 0 3
Arnold Palmer and Billy Casper
Justin Leonard and Hunter Mahan
3
3
3
2
0
0
0
1
3

Phil Mickelson and David Toms 4 2 1 1
Tom Kite and Curtis Strange 6 2 3 1


What are the most successful Ryder Cup partnerships in a single Ryder Cup Match?


Great Britain & Ireland/Europe
Partnership Year Points
Nick Faldo and Ian Woosnam 1987 3½ out of 4
Seve Ballesteros and José Maria Olazábal 1989 3½ out of 3
Seve Ballesteros and José Maria Olazábal 1991 3½ out of 3
Sergio Garcia and Jesper Parnevik 1999 3½ out of 3
Sandy Lyle and Bernhard Langer 1987 3 out of 3
Peter Alliss and Christy O'Connor 1965 3 out of 4
Bernard Gallacher and Brian Barnes 1979 3 out of 4
Nick Faldo and Bernhard Langer 1983 3 out of 4
Seve Ballesteros and Manuel Piñero 1985 3 out of 4
Seve Ballesteros and José Maria Olazábal 1987 3 out of 4
Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood
Ian Poulter and Justin Rose
2002
2008
3 out of 4
3 out of 4

United States
Partnership Year Points
Larry Nelson and Lanny Wadkins 1979 4 out of 4
Bobby Nichols and Johnny Pott 1967 3 out of 3
Arnold Palmer and Gardiner Dickinson 1971 3 out of 3
Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus 1981 3 out of 3
Justin Leonard and Hunter Mahan
Phil Mickelson and David Toms
2008
2002
2½ out of 3
2½ out of 4

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