Ryder Cup 2021 Overview
The Ryder Cup trophy was first provided by English businessman Samuel Ryder in 1927 at the inaugural game between Great Britain and the USA. Players from Ireland were allowed to qualify for team selection over time, and the Ryder Cup as we know it — Europe vs. USA – was established in 1979 to make the competition more competitive than it had been in prior years.
The United States has won 26 of the 42 matches played in the Cup’s history, compared to only 14 for Europe. However, because Team Europe was only formed in 1979, this figure is misleading and one that many overlooks when evaluating the modern-day Ryder Cup.
Since the entrance of European players, Europe has won 11 of the past 20 Ryder Cup events, losing 8 and drawing one. Team Europe has been particularly dominating on home soil, winning six and losing one of nine matches, whilst Team USA has only won five of the nine contests so far. Furthermore, the Europeans have performed well away from home, winning four of 10 games in scary and difficult conditions, but the Americans have only achieved two wins and one tie on European territory.
Overall, Europe has consistently produced their best golf, although Team USA is more likely to win at home and that’s what we have in store in the 2020RyderCup that’s taking place in 2021 due to the COVID 19 issue we faced during the past 18 months.