2014 Ryder Cup Winner, Match Scores, Player Records

The 2014 Ryder Cup was the 40th time this match play tournament between teams representing Europe and the United States was played. Following the European victory, the all-time standings were 25 wins for Team USA, 13 for Team Europe, with two draws.

Final Score: Europe 16.5, United States 11.5

Dates Played: September 26-28, 2014

Golf Course: Gleneagles PGA Centenary Course in Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland

Team Captains: Tom Watson for the United States (Raymond Floyd, Andy North, Steve Stricker vice captains), Paul McGinley for Europe (Padraig Harrington, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Jose Maria Olazabal, Des Smyth, Sam Torrance vice captains)

Team Rosters:

  • USA — Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk, Jimmy Walker, Phil Mickelson, Matt Kuchar, Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed, Zach Johnson, Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson, Hunter Mahan
  • Europe — Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Victor Dubuisson, Jamie Donaldson, Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose, Martin Kaymer, Thomas Bjorn, Graeme McDowell, Stephen Gallacher, Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood
Match Notes: The 2014 Ryder Cup marked the third consecutive victory for Team Europe and its sixth over the last seven Ryder Cups. Since 1985 through this year's Cup, Europe had 10 wins to the USA's four (with one tie).

The victory here was earned in foursomes play. Of the eight matches, Europe won six and lost zero. With two draws, Europe won seven of the eight available foursomes points. That produced a four-point lead going into singles that Team USA could not dent.

The PGA of America, seeking a team captain who would take more of a tough-guy approach, brought Hall of Famer Tom Watson back. He previously captained at the 1993 Ryder Cup, a USA victory.

It was a disastrous choice. Watson put off his players from the start, insulting their abilities, even insulting the gift they presented him with in the Ryder Cup tradition of teams presenting a commemorative gift to their captain. Of course, Watson wasn't wrong when he began a team meeting the night before singles play by telling his golfers, "You stink at foursomes." Watson also insulted the European players in those meetings. (Although his team had won in 1993, Watson had been a jerk at that Cup, too.)

Jordan Spieth made his Ryder Cup debut. At 21 years, 61 days old, Speith became the second-youngest player in Team USA history behind Horton Smith. At the other end of his career, Jim Furyk made the last of his nine playing appearances.

2014 Ryder Cup Results

Day 1

Fourballs
  • Justin Rose/Henrik Stenson, Europe def. Bubba Watson/Webb Simpson, USA 5 and 4
  • Rickie Fowler/Jimmy Walker, USA halved with Thomas Bjorn/Martin Kaymer, Europe
  • Jordan Spieth/Patrick Reed, USA def. Stephen Gallacher/Ian Poulter, Europe, 5 and 4
  • Keegan Bradley/Phil Mickelson, USA def. Sergio Garcia/Rory McIlroy, Europe, 1-up
Score after first session: USA 2.5, Europe 1.5

Foursomes

  • Jamie Donaldson/Lee Westwood, Europe def. Jim Furyk/Matt Kuchar, USA, 2-up
  • Justin Rose/Henrik Stenson, Europe def. Hunter Mahan/Zach Johnson, USA, 2 and 1
  • Rory McIlroy/Sergio Garcia, Europe halved with Jimmy Walker/Rickie Fowler, USA
  • Victor Dubuisson/Graeme McDowell, Europe def. Phil Mickelson/Keegan Bradley, USA, 3 and 2
Score of second session: Europe 3.5, USA 0.5
Cumulative score after two sessions: Europe 5, USA 3

Day 2

Fourballs
  • Justin Rose/Henrik Stenson, Europe def. Bubba Watson/Matt Kuchar, USA, 3 and 2
  • Jim Furyk/Hunter Mahan, USA def. Jamie Donaldson/Lee Westwood, Europe, 4 and 3
  • Patrick Reed/Jordan Spieth, USA def. Thomas Bjorn/Martin Kaymer, Europe, 5 and 3
  • Rory McIlroy/Ian Poulter, Europe, halved with Jimmy Walker/Rickie Fowler, USA
Score after third session: USA 2.5, Europe 1.5
Cumulative score after three sessions: Europe 6.5, USA 5.5

Foursomes

  • Jamie Donaldson/Lee Westwood, Europe def. Zach Johnson/Matt Kuchar, USA, 2 and 1
  • Sergio Garcia/Rory McIlroy, Europe def. Jim Furyk/Hunter Mahan, 3 and 2
  • Martin Kaymer/Justin Rose, Europe halved Jordan Spieth/Patrick Reed, USA
  • Victor Dubuisson/Graeme McDowell, Europe def. Jimmy Walker/Rickie Fowler, USA, 5 and 4
Score of fourth session: Europe 3.5, USA 0.5
Cumulative score after four sessions: Europe 10, USA 6

Day 3

Singles
  • Graeme McDowell, Europe def. Jordan Spieth, USA, 2 and 1
  • Patrick Reed, USA def. Henrik Stenson, Europe, 1-up
  • Rory McIlroy, Europe def. Rickie Fowler, USA, 5 and 4
  • Hunter Mahan, USA halved with Justin Rose, Europe
  • Phil Mickelson, USA def. Stephen Gallacher, Europe, 3 and 1
  • Martin Kaymer, Europe def. Bubba Watson, USA, 4 and 2
  • Matt Kuchar, USA def. Thomas Bjorn, Europe, 4 and 3
  • Sergio Garcia, Europe def. Jim Furyk, USA, 1-up
  • Webb Simpson, USA halved with Ian Poulter, Europe
  • Jamie Donaldson, Europe def. Keegan Bradley, USA, 4 and 3
  • Jimmy Walker, USA def. Lee Westwood, Europe, 3 and 2
  • Zach Johnson, USA halved with Victor Dubuisson, Europe
Score of fifth session: Europe 6.5, USA 5.5
Overall and final score: Europe 16.5, USA 11.5

2014 Ryder Cup Player Records

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

United States
Keegan Bradley, 1-2-0
Rickie Fowler, 0-2-3
Jim Furyk, 1-3-0
Zach Johnson, 0-2-1
Matt Kuchar, 1-3-0
Hunter Mahan, 1-2-1
Phil Mickelson, 2-1-0
Patrick Reed, 3-0-1
Webb Simpson, 0-1-1
Jordan Spieth, 2-1-1
Jimmy Walker, 1-1-3
Bubba Watson, 0-3-0

Europe
Thomas Bjorn, 0-2-1
Jamie Donaldson, 3-1-0
Victor Dubuisson, 2-0-1
Stephen Gallacher, 0-2-0
Sergio Garcia, 2-1-1
Martin Kaymer, 1-1-2
Graeme McDowell, 3-0-0
Rory McIlroy, 2-1-2
Ian Poulter, 0-1-2
Justin Rose, 3-0-2
Henrik Stenson, 3-1-0
Lee Westwood, 2-2-0

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