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1955 Ryder Cup

11th Ryder Cup Matches
Dates November 5–6, 1955
Venue Thunderbird Country Club
Location Rancho Mirage, California
Captains Chick Harbert (USA)
Dai Rees (Great Britain)
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United States wins the Ryder Cup

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Format

The Ryder Cup is a match play event, with each match worth one point. From 1927 through 1959, the format consisted of 4 foursome (alternate shot) matches on the first day and 8 singles matches on the second day, for a total of 12 points. Therefore, 6½ points were required to win the Cup. All matches were played to a maximum of 36 holes.

Teams

Seven members of the British team were chosen from the Order of Merit after the 1955 Open Championship. To qualify players had to play in 5 of the 6 qualifying events. The qualifying events were all stroke-play tournaments played in Great Britain from the Spalding Tournament ending on 22 April to the Open Championship ending on 8 July. The last three places were chosen by the seven players already selected and the four members of the PGA tournament sub-committee.[4][5] The seven who qualified after the Open were: Rees, Bradshaw, Scott, Weetman, O'Connor, Bousfield and Jacobs.[6] Later in July, Rees was chosen as captain.[7] The three remaining players, Brown, Lees and Fallon, were chosen at the end of the Dunlop Masters in September. Brown had recently lost in the final of the News of the World Match Play where Lees was a losing semi-finalist. Fallon was runner-up in the Open Championship.[8]

Saturday's foursome matches

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Fallon/Jacobs 23x15px 1 up Harper/Barber
Brown/Scott 23x15px 5 & 4 Ford/Kroll
Lees/Weetman 23x15px 1 up Burke/Bolt
Bradshaw/Rees 23x15px 3 & 2 Snead/Middlecoff
1 Session 3
1 Overall 3

Sunday's singles matches

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Christy O'Connor 23x15px 4 & 2 Tommy Bolt
Syd Scott 23x15px 3 & 2 Chick Harbert
John Jacobs 23x15px 1 up Cary Middlecoff
Dai Rees 23x15px 3 & 1 Sam Snead
Arthur Lees 23x15px 3 & 2 Marty Furgol
Eric Brown 23x15px 3 & 2 Jerry Barber
Harry Bradshaw 23x15px 3 & 2 Jack Burke, Jr.
Harry Weetman 23x15px 3 & 2 Doug Ford
3 Session 5
4 Overall 8

Individual player records

Each entry refers to the Win–Loss–Half record of the player.

Source: [9]

United States

Player Points Overall Singles Foursomes
Jerry Barber 0 0–2–0 0–1–0 0–1–0
Tommy Bolt 2 2–0–0 1–0–0 1–0–0
Jack Burke, Jr. 2 2–0–0 1–0–0 1–0–0
Doug Ford 2 2–0–0 1–0–0 1–0–0
Marty Furgol 0 0–1–0 0–1–0 0–0–0
Chick Harbert 1 1–0–0 1–0–0 0–0–0
Chandler Harper 0 0–1–0 0–0–0 0–1–0
Ted Kroll 1 1–0–0 0–0–0 1–0–0
Cary Middlecoff 1 1–1–0 0–1–0 1–0–0
Sam Snead 2 2–0–0 1–0–0 1–0–0

Great Britain

Player Points Overall Singles Foursomes
Harry Bradshaw 0 0–2–0 0–1–0 0–1–0
Eric Brown 1 1–1–0 1–0–0 0–1–0
John Fallon 1 1–0–0 0–0–0 1–0–0
John Jacobs 2 2–0–0 1–0–0 1–0–0
Arthur Lees 1 1–1–0 1–0–0 0–1–0
Christy O'Connor 0 0–1–0 0–1–0 0–0–0
Dai Rees 0 0–2–0 0–1–0 0–1–0
Syd Scott 0 0–2–0 0–1–0 0–1–0
Harry Weetman 0 0–2–0 0–1–0 0–1–0

Ken Bousfield did not play in any matches.

References

  1. ^ Wind, Herbert Warren (November 14, 1955). "Despite the distracting flora and fauna of Palm Springs the U. S. team again beat Britain's best to retain the Ryder Cup". Sports Illustrated: 40. 
  2. ^ "Ryder Cup kept by U.S.; Briton tops Middlecoff". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. November 7, 1955. p. 10. 
  3. ^ "U.S. retains Ryder Cup golf trophy by 8-4". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. November 7, 1955. p. 26. 
  4. ^ "P.G.A. offer a solution - Three players to sit on committee". The Times. 8 December 1954. p. 3. 
  5. ^ "P.G.A. differences - Conference to be held next week". The Times. 12 January 1955. p. 3. 
  6. ^ "Ryder Cup places filled". The Times. 9 July 1955. p. 4. 
  7. ^ "A new British golf event - The first close championship". The Times. 22 July 1955. p. 3. 
  8. ^ "Ryder Cup team completed". The Times. 22 September 1955. p. 4. 
  9. ^ "2014 Ryder Cup Media and Players' Guide". Retrieved October 5, 2014. 
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