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1975 Ryder Cup

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Dates  September 19–21, 1975
21  11
Location  Ligonier, Pennsylvania
1975 Ryder Cup
Venue  Laurel Valley Golf Club
Captains  Arnold Palmer (USA) Bernard Hunt (GB&I)

The 21st Ryder Cup Matches were held September 19–21 at Laurel Valley Golf Club in Ligonier, Pennsylvania. The United States team won the competition by a score of 21 to 11 points. After the competition, questions started to be asked about the future of the event, as Britain and Ireland had once again failed to seriously challenge the United States team. The next time the competition was held in the U.S. in 1979, the visiting team included players from continental Europe.


Laurel Valley was co-founded by U.S. captain Arnold Palmer and had hosted the PGA Championship a decade earlier, in 1965.


The Ryder Cup is a match play event, with each match worth one point. The competition format was adjusted slightly from the 1973 Ryder Cup, with the second day sessions being swapped:

  • Day 1 — 4 foursome (alternate shot) matches in a morning session and 4 four-ball (better ball) matches in an afternoon session
  • Day 2 — 4 four-ball matches in a morning session and 4 foursome matches in an afternoon session
  • Day 3 — 16 singles matches, 8 each in morning and afternoon sessions
  • With a total of 32 points, 16½ points were required to win the Cup. All matches were played to a maximum of 18 holes.



    Individual player records

    Each entry refers to the Win–Loss–Half record of the player.



    1975 Ryder Cup Wikipedia