1935 Ryder Cup: Winner, Scores, Player Records

The 1935 Ryder Cup was just the fifth time this event was played, and Team USA's victory over Team Great Britain gave the U.S. an overall 3-2 lead in series history. The American side didn't lose the Ryder Cup again until 1957.

Final Score: United States 9, Great Britain 3

Dates Played: September 28-29, 1935

Golf Course: Ridgewood Country Club in Ridgewood, New Jersey

Team Captains: Great Britain — Charles Whitcombe; USA — Walter Hagen

Team Rosters

  • Great Britain: Percy Alliss, Dick Burton, Jack Busson, Bill Cox, Edward Jarman, Alf Padgham, Alf Perry, Charles Whitcombe, Ernest Whitcombe, Reg Whitcombe
  • United States: Olin Dutra, Walter Hagen, Ky Laffoon, Sam Parks, Henry Picard, Johnny Revolta, Paul Runyan, Gene Sarazen, Horton Smith, Craig Wood

Match Notes: This Ryder Cup had both a pair of golfers named Alf, plus a set of three brothers. The Whitcombes included player-captain Charles plus teammates Ernest and Reg. The Alfs (Perry and Padgham) were winless for Great Britain, but the Whitcombes did earn two wins between them.

For the fifth consecutive time, Walter Hagen was the Team USA captain. He paired with Gene Sarazen for a 7-and-6 win in foursomes (which were scheduled for 36 holes). Sarazen also won a singles match. Hagen captained once more, but this was his final appearance in the Ryder Cup as a player.

Only 12 points were at stake this year, with four foursomes matches on Day 1 and eight singles matches on Day 2.

Day 1 Scores

Foursomes
  • Gene Sarazen/Walter Hagen, USA, def. Alf Perry/Jack Busson, Great Britain, 7 and 6
  • Henry Picard/Johnny Revolta, USA, def. Alf Padgham/Percy Alliss, Great Britain, 6 and 5
  • Paul Runyan/Horton Smith, USA, def. Bill Cox/Edward Jarman, Great Britain, 9 and 8
  • Charles Whitcombe/Ernest Whitcombe, Great Britain, def. Olin Dutra/Ky Laffoon, USA, 1-up
Score of session: United States 3, Great Britain 1

Day 2 Scores

Singles
  • Gene Sarazen, USA, def. Jack Busson, Great Britain, 3 and 2
  • Paul Runyan, USA, def. Richard Burton, Great Britain, 5 and 3
  • Johnny Revolta, USA, def. Reg Whitcombe, Great Britain, 2 and 1
  • Olin Dutra, USA, def. Alf Padgham, Great Britain, 4 and 2
  • Percy Alliss, Great Britain, def. Craig Wood, USA, 1-up
  • Bill Cox, Great Britain, halved with Horton Smith, USA
  • Henry Picard, USA, def. Ernest Whitcombe, Great Britain, 3 and 2
  • Alf Perry, Great Britain, halved with Sam Parks Jr., USA
Score of session: United States 6, Great Britain 2
Overall and final score: United States 9, Great Britain 3

1935 Ryder Cup Player Records

(Records are listed as wins-losses-halves.)

Great Britain
Percy Alliss, 1-1-0
Dick Burton, 0-1-0
Jack Busson, 0-2-0
Bill Cox, 0-1-1
Edward Jarman, 0-1-0
Alf Padgham, 0-2-0
Alf Perry, 0-1-1
Charles Whitcombe, 1-0-0
Ernest Whitcombe, 1-1-0
Reg Whitcombe, 0-1-0

United States
Olin Dutra, 1-1-0
Walter Hagen, 1-0-0
Ky Laffoon, 0-1-0
Sam Parks, 0-0-1
Henry Picard, 2-0-0
Johnny Revolta, 2-0-0
Paul Runyan, 2-0-0
Gene Sarazen, 2-0-0
Horton Smith, 1-0-1
Craig Wood, 0-1-0

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