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Inaugural Ryder Cup

Worcester Country Club

Worcester, MA

June 3 – 4, 1927

Yardage 6440     Par 70

 
 
 

Samuel Ryder’s dream of an international golf match began in 1926, following an informal match at Wentworth, England. Despite funding problems and competition for the site of the match the event began at Worcester CC on a perfect June day.

 

The British players never became accustomed to the lush American course or the quick greens. While Captain Ted Ray heavily praised the crowds for being non-partisan his players were troubled by the many photographers. While the results were somewhat one-sided the rousing success of the competition pleased everyone and paved the way for one of sport’s most celebrated contests.

 

 

Foursomes Matches

Walter Hagen / Johnny Golden defeated Ted Ray / Fred Robson, 2 & 1

Johnny Farrell / Joe Turnesa defeated George Duncan / Archie Compston, 8 & 6

Gene Sarazen / Al Watrous defeated Arthur Havers / Herbert Jolly, 3 & 2

Leo Diegel / Bill Mehlhorn lost to Aubrey Boomer / Charles Whitcombe, 7 & 5

 

United States – 3

Great Britain - 1

 

Singles Matches

Bill Mehlhorn defeated Archie Compston  1 up

Johnny Farrell defeated Aubrey Boomer  5 & 4

Johnny Golden defeated Herbert Jolly  8 & 7

Leo Diegel defeated Ted Ray  7 & 5

Gene Sarazen halved with Charles Whitcombe

Walter Hagen defeated Arthur Havers  2 & 1

Al Watrous defeated Fred Robson  3 & 2

Joe Turnesa lost to George Duncan  1 up

 

United States – 6-1/2

Great Britain  1-1/2

 

Total

United States – 9-1/2

Great Britain  2-1/2