Ryder Cup video highlights
Get ready for the golf with us here and take a look at 10 of the greatest moments in Ryder Cup history. At Mr Sportsbook we have put together our own preview of the 2012 Ryder Cup, which you can download here. There are some classic moments here; sit back and enjoy.
Europe led 10-6 going into the final day, but a remarkable American turnaround looked to have been completed with Justin Leonards’s monster 50 yard putt. The Americans stormed the green after the shot despite Jose Maria Olazabal having a makeable putt to go. Olazabal missed the resulting putt to half his match, but the sportsmanship of the American golfers and fans were heavily criticised.
Europe claimed their first Ryder Cup on US soil in 1987 under the captainship of Tony Jacklin in a memorable 15-13 win. Who can forget Olazabal’s shimmy?
Christy O’Connor on the 18th at the Belfry in 1989 hits a sumptuous 2 iron to within five feet for one of the greatest shots in Ryder Cup history. His point helped Europe to a draw which saw them retain the Ryder Cup.
Team Europe completed a 18 ½ to 9 ½ rout of the USA at K Club in 2006 to complete their third successive victory in the Ryder Cup. Darren Clarke was competing in the competition for the first time since the death of his wife, Heather. He was selected as one of Ian Woosnam’s wildcards and was superb, winning three points for Europe before the emotion poured out of him come Sunday.
No Youtube videos for this one but ‘The Concession’ from Jack Nicklaus towards Tony Jacklin, when he had a miss able putt, was one of the finest moments of sportsmanship in sport, yet alone golf. The concession allowed Europe to half the Ryder Cup but the USA as defending champions kept the trophy.
Boo Weekly was accused of some overzealous celebrating in the 2008 Ryder Cup by Lee Westwood. This was after a tee shot
Sam Torrance sealed the first Ryder Cup win for Team Europe in 1985, 28 years since the USA had last lost the cup. Torrance knew he could three putt from 18 yards to seal the Ryder Cup but only needed one to spark jubilant scenes.
Europe trailed by two points going into the final day of play but staged a remarkable singles comeback to win the 31st Ryder Cup. The unheralded Phillip Walton and Howard Clark won their singles and Nick Faldo hit one of the shots of his career with his approach on the 18th. This was Seve’s last Ryder Cup, check it out.
David Duval was never a player to show his emotions on the golf course. But after beating Jesper Parnevik, 5 and 4, in 1999 the American let loose.
The 1981 USA Ryder Cup team that won by a record 18½ to 9½ score. Arguably, the greatest ever team of golfers. Including: Lee Trevino, Tom Kite, Bill Rogers, Larry Nelson, Ben Crenshaw, Bruce Lietzke, Jerry Pate, Hale Irwin, Johnny Miller, Tom Watson, Raymond Floyd, Jack Nicklaus