Who has won the most Ryder Cups?

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Who has won the most Ryder Cups?
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Clue

The answer depends on where you come from.

Answer

The USA has won 27 of 43 events with 2 ties. The Great Britain and Ireland team won just 3 of 22 matches (and 1 tie) up to 1977 after which continental Europe joined in. From 1979 onwards the European team has won 11 of 21 matches with 1 tie.

More about Ryder Cup wins

The Ryder Cup was first played in 1927 and the US dominated for the next 50 years winning 18 of a possible 22 events (with one tie).

In 1979 players from continental Europe joined what became the European team and since then the matches and results have been closer overall and, many would say, much more entertaining.

Since 1979 Europe have won 11 of a possible 20 matches with one tie. The USA have won 8 with 6 of those wins at home and only 2 wins 'away', 

Ryder Cup Winners

  • 1927 United States 9 1⁄2–2 1⁄2
  • 1929 Great Britain 7–5
  • 1931 United States 9–3
  • 1933 Great Britain 6 1⁄2–5 1⁄2
  • 1935 United States 9–3
  • 1937 United States 8–4
  • 1947 United States 11–1
  • 1949 United States 7–5
  • 1951 United States 9 1⁄2–2 1⁄2
  • 1953 United States 6 1⁄2–5 1⁄2
  • 1955 United States 8–4
  • 1957 Great Britain 7 1⁄2–4 1⁄2
  • 1959 United States 8 1⁄2–3 1⁄2
  • 1961 United States 14 1⁄2–9 1⁄2
  • 1963 United States 23–9
  • 1965 United States 19 1⁄2–12 1⁄2
  • 1967 United States 23 1⁄2–8 1⁄2
  • 1969 United States 16–16
  • 1971 United States 18 1⁄2–13 1⁄2
  • 1973 United States 19–13
  • 1975 United States 21–11
  • 1977 United States 12 1⁄2–7 1⁄2
  • 1979 United States 17–11
  • 1981 United States 18 1⁄2–9 1⁄2
  • 1983 United States 14 1⁄2–13 1⁄2
  • 1985 Europe 16 1⁄2–11 1⁄2
  • 1987 Europe 15–13
  • 1989 Europe 14–14
  • 1991 United States 14 1⁄2–13 1⁄2
  • 1993 United States 15–13
  • 1995 Europe 14 1⁄2–13 1⁄2
  • 1997 Europe 14 1⁄2–13 1⁄2
  • 1999 United States 14 1⁄2–13 1⁄2
  • 2002 Europe 15 1⁄2–12 1⁄2
  • 2004 Europe 18 1⁄2–9 1⁄2
  • 2006 Europe 18 1⁄2–9 1⁄2
  • 2008 United States 16 1⁄2–11 1⁄2
  • 2010 Europe 14 1⁄2–13 1⁄2
  • 2012 Europe 14 1⁄2–13 1⁄2
  • 2014 Europe 16 1⁄2–11 1⁄2
  • 2016 United States 17–11
  • 2018 Europe 17 1⁄2–10 1⁄2
  • 2021 United States 19–9