A GUIDE TO

The Ryder Cup 2014

WHEN: 23 - 28 September 2014

WHERE: Gleneagles, Perthshire, Scotland

Win

2012 Victory

14 1/2 - 13 1/2

Win

2010 Victory

14 1/2 - 13 1/2

Win

2006 Victory

18 1/2 - 9 1/2

Win

2004 Victory

18 1/2 - 9 1/2

Win

2002 Victory

15 1/2 - 12 1/2

Win

1997 Victory

14 1/2 - 13 1/2

Win

1995 Victory

14 1/2 - 13 1/2

Win

1989 Match tied

14 - 14

Win

1987 Victory

15 - 13

Win

1985 Victory

16 1/2 - 11 1/2


Win

1969 Match tied

16 - 16

Win

1957 Victory

7 1/2 - 4 1/2

Win

1933 Victory

6 1/2 - 5 1/2

Win

1929 Victory

7 - 5

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Win

2008 Victory

16 1/2 - 11 1/2

Win

1999 Victory

14 1/2 - 13 1/2

Win

1993 Victory

15 - 13

Win

1991 Victory

14 1/2 - 13 1/2

Win

1989 Match tied

14 - 14

Win

1983 Victory

14 1/2 - 13 1/2

Win

1981 Victory

18 1/2 - 9 1/2

Win

1979 Victory

17 - 11

Win

1977 Victory

12 1/2 - 7 1/2

Win

1975 Victory

21 - 11


Win

1973 Victory

19 - 13

Win

1971 Victory

18 1/2 - 13 1/2

Win

1969 Match tied

16 - 16

Win

1967 Victory

23 1/2 - 8 1/2

Win

1965 Victory

19 1/2 - 12 1/2

Win

1963 Victory

23 - 9

Win

1961 Victory

14 1/2 - 9 1/2

Win

1959 Victory

8 1/2 - 3 1/2

Win

1955 Victory

8 - 4

Win

1953 Victory

6 1/2 - 5 1/2


Win

1951 Victory

9 1/2 - 2 1/2

Win

1949 Victory

7 - 5

Win

1947 Victory

11 - 1

Win

1937 Victory

8 - 4

Win

1935 Victory

9 - 3

Win

1931 Victory

9 - 3

Win

1927 Victory

9 1/2 - 2 1/2

THE PLAYERS

Team Europe

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Northern Ireland

Mcilroy

Rory McIlroy Fact:

Most non-golfers would probably struggle to hit a ball and even if they did, the distance would be minimal, but at the tender age of two, McIlroy was already smashing the ball over 40 yards!

Rory MCILROY

World Ranking: 1

Ryder Cup Caps: 2

Major Wins:4

Driving:9/10

Putting:7.5/10

Age: 25

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Sweden

Stenson

Henrik Stenson Fact:

At the beginning of 2012 Stenson was ranked 212th in the world. Now he is ranked 3rd in the world.

Henrik STENSON

World Ranking: 1

Ryder Cup Caps: 2

Major Wins:4

Driving:9/10

Putting:7.5/10

Age: 25

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France

Dubuisson

Victor Dubuisson Fact:

During a recent play-off in Arizona Dubuisson saved par after an insane shot that was out of a wall of cactus and off a TV cable, only to end up four feet from the hole.

Victor DUBUISSON

World Ranking: 1

Ryder Cup Caps: 2

 

Major Wins:4

Driving:9/10

Putting:7.5/10

Age: 25

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Spain

Garcia

Sergio Garcia Fact:

Sergio Garcia is the youngest player to play in the Ryder Cup. In 1999 he made his debut at the tender age of just 19.

Sergio GARCIA

World Ranking: 1

Ryder Cup Caps: 2

Major Wins:4

Driving:9/10

Putting:7.5/10

Age: 25

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Germany

Kramer

Martin Kramer Fact:

At the 2012 Ryder Cup, Kaymer's five-foot putt on the 18th hole to defeat Steve Stricker took the score to 14–13, allowing Europe to retain the cup with one match still in progress.

Martin KRAMER

World Ranking: 1

Ryder Cup Caps: 2

Major Wins:4

Driving:9/10

Putting:7.5/10

Age: 25

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Denmark

Bjorn

Thomas Bjorn Fact:

Bjorn played in the Ryder Cup in 1997 & 2002 and was a vice captain in 2004, 2010 & 2012. He has never lost a Ryder Cup!

Thomas BJORN

World Ranking: 1

Ryder Cup Caps: 2

Major Wins:4

Driving:9/10

Putting:7.5/10

Age: 25

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Northern Ireland

Mcdowell

Graeme McDowell Fact:

When McDowell won the 2010 U.S. OPen Championship at Pebble Beach, he ended a 40-year drought for Europeans at the tournament.

Graeme MCDOWELL

World Ranking: 1

Ryder Cup Caps: 2

 

Major Wins:4

Driving:9/10

Putting:7.5/10

Age: 25

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Wales

Donaldson

Jamie Donaldson Fact:

At the 2013 Masters, Augusta National rookie Donaldson sunk just the 24th hole-in-one in Masters history.

Jamie DONALDSON

World Ranking: 1

Ryder Cup Caps: 2

Major Wins:4

Driving:9/10

Putting:7.5/10

Age: 25

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England

Rose

Justin Rose Fact:

Rose is an advocate of sustainable golf facilities and works as an ambassador to the Sports Turf Research Institute's (STRI) Golf Environment Awards, hosting receptions for winners.

Justin ROSE

World Ranking: 1

Ryder Cup Caps: 2

Major Wins:4

Driving:9/10

Putting:7.5/10

Age: 25

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Scotland

Gallacher

Stephen Gallacher Fact:

Gallacher's uncle Bernard skippered Europe in the infamous and ill-tempered 1991 Ryder Cup contest at Kiawah Island.

Stephen GALLACHER

World Ranking: 1

Ryder Cup Caps: 2

Major Wins: 4

Driving:9/10

Putting:7.5/10

Age: 25

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England

Poulter

Ian Poulter Fact:

Ian Poulter is known for his wacky golf clothes and charismatic personality.

Ian POULTER

World Ranking: 1

Ryder Cup Caps: 2

Major Wins:4

Driving:9/10

Putting:7.5/10

Age: 25

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England

Westwood

Lee Westwood Fact:

Westwood has his own fan club run by his family in Worksop.

Lee WESTWOOD

World Ranking: 1

Ryder Cup Caps: 2

Major Wins:4

Driving:9/10

Putting:7.5/10

Age: 25

A GUIDE TO

Format of Play

DAY 1

White Line
Morning Image Day One

4 foursomes

4 fourballs

Afternoon Image Day One

4 foursomes

4 fourballs

DAY 2

White Line
Morning Image Day Two

4 foursomes

4 fourballs

Afternoon Image Day Two

4 foursomes

4 fourballs

DAY 3

Day 3

12 singles

THE PLAYERS

Team USA

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Florida

Watson

Bubba Watson Fact:

In an era where golfers are coached, coached & then coached again, Watson is entirely self-taught. As a boy his father showed him how to hold a club, and thereafter it was all Bubba, who has also reportedly never watched a replay of his swing.

Bubba WATSON

World Ranking: 9

Ryder Cup Caps: 2

Major Wins:2

Driving: 9.5/10

Putting: 7.5/10

Age: 35

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California

Fowler

Rickie Fowler Fact:

Fowler's mother is half Japanese & half Navajo, and Rickie's middle name is Yutaka.

Rickie FOWLER

World Ranking: 11

Ryder Cup Caps: 1

Major Wins: 0

Driving: 8.5/10

Putting: 7.5/10

Age: 25

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Pennsylvania

Furyk

Jim Furyk Fact:

Golf broadcaster David Feherty famously said that Furyk's swing resembles "an octopus falling out of a tree." Another commentator, Gary McCord, said it looked like Furyk was trying to swing inside a phone booth.

Jim FURYK

World Ranking: 7

Ryder Cup Caps: 8

Major Wins: 1

Driving: 7/10

Putting: 9/10

Age: 44

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Oklahoma

Walker

Jimmy Walker Fact:

Walker is heavily into astrophotography & even has a website showing his work: darkskywalker.com.

Jimmy WALKER

World Ranking: 19

Ryder Cup Caps: 0

Major Wins: 0

Driving: 7/10

Putting: 7.5/10

Age: 35

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California

Mickelson

Phil Mickelson Fact:

Mickelson, who plays left-handed, is actually right handed. He learned to play golf by mirroring his father's golf swing & has used left handed golf clubs ever since.

Phil MICKELSON

World Ranking: 10

Ryder Cup Caps: 9

Major Wins: 5

Driving: 8/10

Putting: 9.5/10

Age: 41

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Florida

Kuchar

Matt Kuchar Fact:

Kuchar was the PGA Tour's leading money winner in 2010.

Matt KUCHAR

World Ranking: 8

Ryder Cup Caps: 2

Major Wins: 0

Driving: 8/10

Putting: 8/10

Age: 36

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Texas

Spieth

Jordan Spieth Fact:

Spieth founded the Jordan Spieth Charitable Trust, which helps families with special needs children, military families & junior golfers.

Jordan SPIETH

World Ranking: 14

Ryder Cup Caps: 0

Major Wins: 0

Driving: 8/10

Putting: 8.5/10

Age: 24

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Texas

Reed

Bubba Watson Fact:

Reed finished the first Masters round of his life by going bogey-bogey-bogey for a one-over 73.

Patrick REED

World Ranking: 27

Ryder Cup Caps: 0

Major Wins: 0

Driving: 8/10

Putting: 8.5/10

Age: 24

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Iowa

Johnson

Zach Johnson Fact:

Johnson attended Drake University, becoming the No. 2 golfer on the team; the team reached three NCAA regional meets & two Missouri Valley championships.

Zach JOHNSON

World Ranking: 15

Ryder Cup Caps: 3

Major Wins: 1

Driving: 8/10

Putting: 8.5/10

Age: 38

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California

Mahan

Bubba Watson Fact:

At the 2011 U.S. Open, Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Hunter Mahan & Ben Crane donned their most ridiculous outfits & filmed a music video for their original song "Oh Oh Oh" by their fictional band the Golf Boys. The hilarious video features the foursome ditching the conventional golf attire & taking to the course.

Hunter MAHAN

World Ranking: 20

Ryder Cup Caps: 2

Major Wins: 0

Driving: 7.5/10

Putting: 7/10

Age: 32

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Vermont

Bradley

Bubba Watson Fact:

Bradley has a reputation for being one of the slowest players on the PGA Tour.

Keegan BRADLEY

World Ranking: 23

Ryder Cup Caps: 1

Major Wins: 1

Driving: 7/10

Putting: 8/10

Age: 28

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Orth Carolina

Simpson

Bubba Watson Fact:

Simpson's wife was offered $100 to take him out by his father after they met at a Wake Forest party.

Webb SIMPSON

World Ranking: 32

Ryder Cup Caps: 1

Major Wins: 0

Driving: 7/10

Putting: 7/10

Age: 29

18 HOLES

The Gleneagles Course

Gleneagles Course

No. 1 - Bracken Brae

426 yards, Par 4

No. 2 - Wester Greenwells

516 yards, Par 5

No. 3 - Schiehallion

431 yards, Par 4

No. 4 - Gowden Beastie

211 yards, Par 3

No. 5 - Crookit Cratur

461 yards, Par 4

No. 6 - Mickle Skelp

201 yards, Par 3

No. 7 - Larch Gait

468 yards, Par 4

No. 8 - Sidlin' Brows

419 yards, Par 4

No. 9 - Crook O' Moss

618 yards, Par 5

No. 10 - Sleekit Howe

208 yards, Par 3

No. 11 - Laich Burn

350 yards, Par 4

No. 12 - Carn Mairg

445 yards, Par 4

No. 13 - Wimplin' Wyne

481 yards, Par 4

No. 14 - Nebit Knowe

320 yards, Par 4

No. 15 - Ochil Sicht

463 yards, Par 4

No. 16 - Lochan Loup

518 yards, Par 5

No. 17 - Ca' Canny

194 yards, Par 3

No. 18 - Dun Roamin'

513 yards, Par 5

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