Ryder Cup European victories, and the role that British golfers have played in them, have provided some of the most memorable moments in golfing, and British history.
More recent history has been Europe’s to savour. Wins in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2012 of the biennial event has seen great drama and emotion on a global scale. Who can forget the emotional scenes at hole 16 in 2006 when Darren Clarke broke down in tears during Europe’s charge to a hugely significant, and record points haul equalling, victory at the K club, Ireland.
The competition has demonstrated the array of great golfing talent produced in Great Britain with captains and players such as Ian Woosnam, Colin Montgomerie, Darren Clarke, Paul Casey, Lee Westwood, Luke Donald and Rory McIlroy creating some of the most memorable and emotionally charged moments of all time.