The Ryder Cup: USA vs. Europe

Records, History and Results of the Ryder Cup Matches

Ryder Cup Scoreboard 2014 matches
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The Ryder Cup is played every other year between teams of golfers representing the U.S. and Europe. Below you'll find results of each competition, and each match within each competition, plus records, history and more.

Coming Tournaments

2018 Ryder Cup

  • When: Sept. 28-30, 2018
  • Where: Le Golf National (Albatros Course) in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
  • Captains: Europe - Thomas Bjorn; USA - Jim Furyk

See also: 2020 Ryder Cup

Recent Ryder Cups

2016 Ryder Cup

2014 Ryder Cup

  • Final Score: Europe 16.5, USA 11.5 (click to view match results and tournament recap)
  • When: Sept. 26-28, 2014
  • Where: Gleneagles (PGA Centenary Course), Scotland
  • Captains: USA - Tom Watson; Europe - Paul McGinley

2012 Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup Rankings, Records, History, FAQs

Top 10 Golfers in Ryder Cup History
Which golfers have excelled the most playing Ryder Cup matches? Here is our ranking of the Top 10, counting down from 10 to No.

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Ryder Cup FAQ (Format, Bests/Worsts, Trophy, etc)
Answers to frequently asked questions about the Ryder Cup.

Ryder Cup Match Results
Find the scores of every Ryder Cup competition, and the results of every match played in each competition.

Ryder Cup Records
Check out this list of the bests and worsts in the history of the competition, including the best and worst winning percentages among players.

Ryder Cup Captains
Who are all the individuals who've captained a Ryder Cup team? Here's the list of Ryder Cup captains.

Ryder Cup Captain's Picks and How They've Fared
View the list of every golfer who has been a captain's pick in the Ryder Cup, and each golfer's win-loss record in those appearances.

History of the Ryder Cup
The Ryder Cup competition has gone through many changes over the years. Our history of the Ryder Cup looks at the origins of the competition, the changes to formats and teams, and how American dominance has given way to a fierce competitiveness that has made the Ryder Cup one of the most popular sporting events in the world.

Greatest Ryder Cup Comebacks
Which teams have staged the greatest come-from-behind victories? We rank the greatest comebacks in Cup history.

Future Ryder Cups

Match Play Primer

Keeping Score in Match Play
1-up, 2-down, 3-and-2, 5-and-3 ... dormie, halved, all square ... what does it all mean? This article explains how score is kept in match play, and what all those numbers mean.

Match Play Formats
The most common match play formats are singles, foursomes and fourballs.

This articles explains the basics of how each format works.

Rules Differences in Match Play
The rules for match play and stroke play differ in key ways, the most basic being the very way the two types of golf are played. This article explores some of the differences, large and small, in the rules for match play and stroke play.

Match Play Strategy
Many golfers love match play for its different strategies. Golfers have a lot to consider when playing match play, and this article goes into the different strategies and tactics that are employed.

Match Play Terms to Know