1993 Ryder Cup Winner, Match Scores, Player Records

The 1993 Ryder Cup was the 30th time this tournament was played. Following the Team USA victory, the all-time standings were 23 wins for the United States, five wins for Europe, and two draws.

Final Score: United States 15, Europe 13

Dates Played: September 24-26, 1993

Golf Course: The Belfry (Brabazon Course) in Wishaw, Warwickshire, England

Team Captains: Tom Watson for the United States, Bernard Gallacher for Europe

Team Rosters:

  • USA — Paul Azinger, Fred Couples, Tom Kite, Lee Janzen, Corey Pavin, Payne Stewart, John Cook, Davis Love III, Chip Beck, Jim Gallagher Jr., Raymond Floyd, Lanny Wadkins
  • Europe — Bernhard Langer, Nick Faldo, Colin Mongomerie, Costantino Rocca, Barry Lane, Ian Woosnam, Peter Baker, Mark James, Sam Torrance, Joakim Haeggman, Jose Maria Olazabal, Seve Ballesteros
Match Notes: Team Europe led by a point after Day 1's play, then won the first session of Day 2, 3-1, to open a three-point lead. Team USA rallied from there, however, starting with a 3-1 edge in the afternoon session on Day 2.

Going into singles, Europe led by one point. But on the final day, led by 51-year-old captain's pick Raymond Floyd, Team USA picked up 7.5 of the available 12 points to win the Cup.

Floyd, the oldest player in Ryder Cup history, went 3-1-0 overall. In singles, he sank three birdie putts on the back nine to beat Jose Maria Olazabal, 2-up. Another key singles match was Chip Beck's victory over Barry Lane. Beck rallied from a 3-down deficit to win 1-up, pushing his career Ryder Cup singles record to 3-0.

Floyd first played in the 1969 Ryder Cup, and that 24-year gap between his first and last playing appearances is the Team USA record, and tied with Dai Rees for the overall tournament record.

Nick Faldo and Paul Azinger, who captained against each other in the 2008 Ryder Cup, met in singles and halved. But during that match, Faldo made just the second hole-in-one in Ryder Cup history.

Costantino Rocca became the first Italian golfer in the Ryder Cup here, and Davis Love III was the most notable of the rookie debuts.

1993 Ryder Cup Results

Day 1

  • Lanny Wadkins/Corey Pavin, USA, def. Sam Torrance/Mark James, Europe, 4 and 3
  • Ian Woosnam/Bernhard Langer, Europe, def. Paul Azinger/Payne Stewart, USA, 7 and 5
  • Tom Kite/Davis Love III, USA, def. Seve Ballesteros/Jose Maria Olazabal, Europe, 2 and 1
  • Nick Faldo/Colin Montgomerie, Europe, def. Raymond Floyd/Fred Couples, USA, 4 and 3
Score after first session: Europe 2, USA 2


  • Ian Woosnam/Peter Baker, Europe, def. Jim Gallagher Jr./Lee Janzen, USA, 1-up
  • Lanny Wadkins/Corey Pavin, USA, def. Bernhard Langer/Barry Lane, Europe, 4 and 2
  • Nick Faldo/Colin Montgomerie, Europe, halved with Paul Azinger/Fred Couples, USA
  • Seve Ballesteros/Jose Maria Olazabal, Europe, def. Davis Love III/Tom Kite, USA, 4 and 3
Score of second session: Europe 2.5, USA 1.5
Cumulative score after two sessions: Europe 4.5, USA 3.5

Day 2

  • Nick Faldo/Colin Montgomerie, Europe, def. Lanny Wadkins/Corey Pavin, USA, 3 and 2
  • Bernhard Langer/Ian Woosnam, Europe, def. Fred Couples/Paul Azinger, USA, 2 and 1
  • Raymond Floyd/Payne Stewart, USA, def. Peter Baker/Barry Lane, Europe, 3 and 2
  • Seve Ballesteros/Jose Maria Olazabal, Europe, def. Davis Love III/Tom Kite, USA, 2 and 1
Score of third session: Europe 3, USA 1
Cumulative score after three sessions: Europe 7.5, USA 4.5


  • John Cook/Chip Beck, USA, def. Nick Faldo/Colin Montgomerie, Europe, 1-up
  • Corey Pavin/Jim Gallagher Jr., USA, def. Mark James/Constantino Rocca, Europe, 5 and 4
  • Ian Woosnam/Peter Baker, Europe, def. Fred Couples/Paul Azinger, USA, 6 and 5
  • Raymond Floyd/Payne Stewart, USA, def. Jose Maria Olazabal/Joakim Haeggman, 2 and 1
Score of fourth session: USA 3, Europe 1
Cumulative score after four sessions: Europe 8.5, USA 7.5

Day 3

  • Ian Woosnam, Europe, halved with Fred Couples, USA
  • Chip Beck, USA, def. Barry Lane, Europe, 1-up
  • Colin Montgomerie, Europe, def. Lee Janzen, USA, 1-up
  • Peter Baker, Europe, def. Corey Pavin, USA, 2-up
  • Joakim Haeggman, Europe, def. John Cook, USA, 1-up
  • Payne Stewart, USA, def. Mark James, Europe, 3 and 2
  • Davis Love III, USA, def. Constantino Rocca, Europe, 1-up
  • Jim Gallagher Jr., USA, def. Seve Ballesteros, Europe, 3 and 2
  • Raymond Floyd, USA, def. Jose Maria Olazabal, Europe, 2-up
  • Tom Kite, USA, def. Bernhard Langer, Europe, 5 and 3
  • Nick Faldo, Europe, halved with Paul Azinger, USA
  • Sam Torrance, Europe, halved with Lanny Wadkins, USA
Score of fifth session: USA 7.5, Europe 4.5
Overall and final score: USA 15, Europe 13

1993 Ryder Cup Player Records

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

United States
Paul Azinger, 0-3-2
Chip Beck, 2-0-0
John Cook, 1-1-0
Fred Couples, 0-3-2
Raymond Floyd, 3-1-0
Jim Gallagher Jr., 2-1-0
Lee Janzen, 0-2-0
Tom Kite, 2-2-0
Davis Love III, 2-2-0
Corey Pavin, 3-2-0
Payne Stewart, 3-1-0
Lanny Wadkins, 2-1-1

Peter Baker, 3-1-0
Seve Ballesteros, 2-2-0
Nick Faldo, 2-1-2
Joakim Haeggman, 1-1-0
Mark James, 0-3-0
Barry Lane, 0-3-0
Bernhard Langer, 2-2-0
Colin Montgomerie, 3-1-1
Jose Maria Olazabal, 2-3-0
Costantino Rocca, 0-2-0
Sam Torrance, 0-1-1
Ian Woosnam, 4-0-1

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