PGA NEWS presents some quick facts and figures – past and present – as the 38th Ryder Cup approaches, Oct. 1-3, at The Celtic Manor Resort near Newport, Wales.
3 -- The number of U.S. Ryder Cup Teams that Captain Corey Pavin has been a member (1991, '93, '95)
4 -- The number of Ryder Cups since 1979 (when Continental Europe was included in the competition) that a U.S. Team has held the lead heading into the final-day singles. Result: U.S. 3, Europe 1.
8 -- The number of European Ryder Cup Teams that Captain Colin Montgomerie has been a member (1991, '93, '95, '97, '99, 2002, '04, '06)
9 -- Highest margin of victory by a European Team (2004, '06 – identical 18½ to 9½ victories)
17 -- The years since a United States Ryder Cup Team has tasted victory away from American shores. The U.S. last won "on the road" in 1993, at The Belfry in Sutton Coldfield, England.
32 -- Total individual venues, including The Twenty Ten Course at The Celtic Manor Resort, to host a Ryder Cup.
34 -- Age of Arnold Palmer in October 1963, when he became the last playing Ryder Cup Captain and who remains the youngest (34 years, 1 month, 1 day) to serve.
46 -- Record total matches by England's Nick Faldo
51 -- Age of Raymond Floyd in September 1993, when he became the oldest player (51 years, 20 days) to compete in a Ryder Cup.
178 -- Since 1927, the total number of players, including this year, who will have competed in a Ryder Cup.