The 1979 Ryder Cup at The Greenbrier was a beginning of a new era, as additions made to the Great Britain and Ireland squad to include all of Europe meant that golfers such as Seve Ballesteros and Antonio Garrido could participate for the European team. Many hoped that this change would put an end to the near total domination by the U.S. that had existed since the Second Cold War, but the Americans still won by six points.
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George Duncan (1927, 29, 31) Turned down a football career with Aberdeen and his decision was justified by by an impressive golf career including the 1920 Open Championship. Having played in the inaugural Ryder Cup in 1927, he skippered Britain to victory in the return match two years later, where he thumped Walter Hagen 10&8 in the 36 hole battle of the playing captains. Record: P5 W2 L3 H0.
Britain's Ryder Cup golf team. Left to right: back row - Harry Weetman, Christy O'Connor, John Fallon, John Jacobs, and Harry Bradshaw. Front row: Eric Brown, Syd Scott, Dai Rees, Ken Bousfield, and Arthur Lees.
Great Britain's Ryder Cup golf team: (back row l-r) E Green, A Lees, SL King, Max Faulkner, RW Horne and Commander Roe(Manager) (front row l-r) CH Ward, Fred Daly, Henry Cotton (Capt.) Dai Rees, James Adams. They are pictured at the Mid- Surrey Golf Course, Richmond. Mandatory Credit: Allsport Hulton/Archive
Team Semper Fi member Chris Bowers represents the USA in the Simpson Cup. The Simpson Cup is a Ryder cup style golf event for injured servicemen and veterans. Led by Chris, the USA defeated team Great Britain 10 1/2 to 7 1/2! Learn more about Recovery Through Sport at https://semperfifund.org/team-semper-fi/
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Lytham St Annes, UK The Great Britain and Ireland team pose in front of the clubhouse before their final practice round for the 2015 Walker Cup golf tournament which starts on Saturday. (Image enhanced using digital filters) Photograph: Jan Kruger
Kelly Tidy Photos Photos - Kelly Tidy of England and the Great Britain and Ireland team holes a birdie putt on the 12th hole during the final day singles matches in the 37th Curtis Cup Match held at Nairn Golf Club on June 10, 2012 in Nairn, Scotland. - 2012 Curtis Cup - Day Three
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