Ryder Cup Results: Scores of Every Match Played

The Final Scores from Every USA vs. Europe (GB&I) Golf Match

A golfer raises the Ryder Cup after his team's victory
To the winning team goes the joy of raising the Ryder Cup. Andrew Redington/Getty Images

The Ryder Cup is a golf competition played every two years by teams of professional male golfers representing the United States and Europe. Here we list the final scores of all Ryder Cup results dating to the tournament's debut in 1927.

The tournament has been played 41 times through the 2016 Ryder Cup, and Team USA has won 26 of those Cups. Team Europe (including its predecessor, Team Great Britain & Ireland) has 13 wins. Twice the Ryder Cup ended in a time.

Ryder Cup Scores In the 21st Century

For many years in Ryder Cup history, Team USA dominated. But heading into the 21st Century, Team Europe began flipping that script. (Location of match appears in parentheses after all the scores that follow.)

  • 2018: Europe 17.5, USA 10.5
  • 2016: USA 17, Europe 11 (Hazeltine National Golf Club, Chaska, Minn.)
  • 2014: Europe 16.5, USA 11.5 (Gleneagles, PGA Centenary Course, Perth & Kinross, Scotland)
  • 2012: Europe 14.5, USA 13.5 (Medinah Country Club, Course 3, Medinah, Ill.)
  • 2010: Europe 14.5, USA 13.5 (Celtic Manor Resort, Twenty Ten Course, Newport, Wales)
  • 2008: U.S. 16.5, Europe 11.5 (Valhalla Golf Club, Louisville, Ky.)
  • 2006: Europe 18.5, USA 9.5 (K Club, Palmer Course, Straffan, County Kildare, Ireland)
  • 2004: Europe 18.5, USA 9.5 (Oakland Hills Country Club, South Course, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.)
  • 2002: Europe 15.5, USA 12.5 (The Belfry, Brabazon Course, Wishaw, Warwickshire, England)

Ryder Cup Results, 1979-99

In 1979, Team Europe debuted in the Ryder Cup, replacing Team Great Britain & Ireland. Just two cups later, the tournament suddenly had a much more competitive and intense feel to it. The period of American domination prior to this period was well-over.

  • 1999: USA 14.5, Europe 13.5 (The Country Club, Composite Course, Brookline, Mass.)
  • 1997: Europe 14.5, USA 13.5 (Valderrama Golf Club, Sotogrande, Andalusia, Spain)
  • 1995: Europe 14.5, USA 13.5 (Oak Hill Country Club, East Course, Rochester, N.Y.)
  • 1993: USA 15, Europe 13 (The Belfry, Brabazon Course, Wishaw, Warwickshire, England)
  • 1991: USA 14.5, Europe 13.5 (Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Ocean Course, Kiawah Island, S.C.)
  • 1989: Europe 14, USA 14, Europe retains the cup (The Belfry, Brabazon Course, Wishaw, Warwickshire, England)
  • 1987: Europe 15, USA 13 (Muirfield Village, Dublin, Ohio)
  • 1985: Europe 16.5, USA 11.5 (The Belfry, Brabazon Course, Wishaw, Warwickshire, England)
  • 1983: USA 14.5, Europe 13.5 (PGA National Golf Club, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.)
  • 1981: USA 18.5, Europe 9.5 (Walton Heath Golf Club, Walton-on-the-Hill, Surrey, England)
  • 1979: USA 17, Europe 11 (The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, W.V.)

USA Dominates Pre-Team Europe Era

From 1947 (the first post-war tournament) through 1977 (the last tournament with Team GB&I), there were 16 Ryder Cups played. Team USA won 14 of those. There was one tie. It was near total Team USA domination, but when you see the team rosters in many of these years you'll understand why. After the 1977 matches, the Ryder Cup expanded the GB&I side to include golfers from all of Continental Europe, too.

  • 1977: USA 12.5, Great Britain & Ireland 7.5 (Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire, England)
  • 1975: USA 21, Great Britain & Ireland 11 (Laurel Valley Golf Club, Ligonier, Pa.)
  • 1973: USA 19, Great Britain & Ireland 13 (Muirfield, Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland)
  • 1971: USA 18.5, Great Britain 13.5 (Old Warson Country Club, St. Louis, Mo.)
  • 1969: USA 16, Great Britain 16, USA retains the cup (Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Southport, Lancashire, England)
  • 1967: USA 23.5, Great Britain 8.5 (Champions Golf Club, Houston, Texas)
  • 1965: USA 19.5, Great Britain 12.5 (Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Southport, Lancashire, England)
  • 1963: USA 23, Great Britain 9 (Atlanta Athletic Club, Atlanta, Ga.)
  • 1961: USA 14.5, Great Britain 9.5 (Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire, England)
  • 1959: USA 8.5, Great Britain 3.5 (Eldorado Golf Club, Indian Wells, Calif.)
  • 1957: Great Britain 7.5, USA 4.5 (Lindrick Golf Club, West Riding, Yorkshire, England)
  • 1955: USA 8, Great Britain 4 (Thunderbird Country Club, Rancho Mirage, Calif.)
  • 1953: USA 6.5, Great Britain 5.5 (Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey, England)
  • 1951: USA 9.5, Great Britain 2.5 (Pinehurst Resort, No. 2 Course, Village of Pinehurst, N.C.)
  • 1949: USA 7, Great Britain 5 (Ganton Golf Club, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England)
  • 1947: USA 11, Great Britain 1 (Portland Golf Club, Oregon)

Ryder Cup Results Pre-War

From the Ryder Cup's debut in 1927 through the last pre-World War II cup in 1937, the matches began evenly before tilting toward the American side. A sign of things to come.

  • 1939-1945: No matches played due to World War II
  • 1937: USA 8, Great Britain 4 (Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club, Lancashire, England)
  • 1935: USA 9, Great Britain 3 (Ridgewood Country Club, Paramus, N.J.)
  • 1933: Great Britain 6.5, USA 5.5 (Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club, Lancashire, England)
  • 1931: USA 9, Great Britain 3 (Scioto Country Club, Columbus, Ohio)
  • 1929: Great Britain 7, USA 5 (Moortown Golf Club, Yorkshire, England)
  • 1927: USA 9.5, Great Britain 2.5 (Worcester Country Club, Mass.)