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The Ryder Cup History

The Ryder Cup is a men’s golf tournament played between Europe and the United States every two years.  The venue for the competition, which is administered by both the PGA of America and the PGA European Tour, alternates equally between Europe and the U.S locations.  The Ryder Cup is named after the Englishman Samual Ryder, who donated the prized trophy.

The first official Ryder Cup took place in 1927 at Worcester Country Club in Massachusetts.  In 1973 the official title of the British Team was changed from “Great Britian” to “Great Britian and Ireland, but is now referred to as Europe.  Although the Ryder Cup is a very high profile event within the world of professional sports, the players receive no prize money for winning – strictly a gentleman’s game for pride in nationality.    

The most recent Ryder Cup was held September 28-30, 2012 at the Medinah Country Club in Illinois.  Europe who began the final day of play four points behind, managed to come back and win 14 ½ to 13 ½ over the U.S. 

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