Six of the Best... Ryder Cup memories

With the Medinah showdown looming, here are six of our favourite moments in the competition

Bob Warters, Alex Perry and Andy Roberts
Wed, 26 Sep 2012

Six of the Best... Ryder Cup memories

1993: Europe 13-15 USA at The Belfry

An ‘I was there’ moment, writes Bob Warters, reporting from inside the ropes as a privileged member of the media.

After Sam Torrance walked into a pot plant while allegedly sleep-walking on the eve of the tournament and ruling himself out of the singles, it left Europe with a mountain to climb on the last day as Mark James, Costantino Rocca, Seve Ballesteros, Jose Maria Olazabal and Bernhard Langer all stumbled at the back end.

Nick Faldo snatched late pride with a half against the irrepressible Paul Azinger and I sat alongside captain Bernard Gallacher and the rest of the team by the 18th green and shared his pain.

1995: USA 13½-14½ Europe at Oak Hill

An out-of-form Seve used every trick in the book to earn a vital point with David Gilford in the first-day fourballs, and then delay an irritated Tom Lehman’s point in the singles.

It inspired the rest, led by Faldo’s crucial win over Curtis Strange to turn it around on the last day before Phillip Walton clinched it to tearful, joyous scenes.

Click here to see what victorious 1995 European captain Gallacher made of the triumph.

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