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United States Team Looks To Break 30-Years Road Losing Streak At Ryder Cup

This Friday, September 29, marks the beginning of the 44th Ryder Cup, a long-standing tradition where the United States competes against Europe. The United States has a strong historical record, leading the series 27-14-2 and currently holding the trophy. However, they will face a tough challenge in this year's tournament.

Simply put, they need to win on the road, something the United States has not done in thirty years.

The last time the US won Europe in 1993. Led by Captain Tom Watson, the United States team, including Paul Azinger, Fred Couples, Tom Kite, Lee Janzen (rookie), Corey Pavin, Payne Stewart, John Cook (rookie), Davis Love III (rookie), Chip Beck, Jim Gallagher Jr. (rookie), Raymond Floyd, and Lanny Wadkins, emerged victorious with a final score of 15-13 against the European team.

Despite trailing by a point after two days of play, the US team rallied on the final day with six single-match wins and two halved matches to secure the comeback.

Despite the United States currently holding the championship title, Europe has been the dominant force in the Ryder Cup since 1993, winning nine out of thirteen tournaments. They have outscored the United States 196.5-164.5, even with the United States' impressive 19-9 victory in 2021.

The most devastating loss for the US occurred in 2004 at Oakland Hills Golf Club in Michigan, where they fell 18.5 to 9.5. To make matters worse, Europe repeated their victory with the same score at The K Club in Straffan, Ireland.



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