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1987Muirfield Village, Ohio
 United States13-15Europe
The victorious European team Eamonn Darcy
Europe retained the Cup with a famous win in 1987 Eamonn Darcy kept his nerve
Another historic triumph for the Europeans, but what made this win even more remarkable was that it happened away from home turf.

Tony Jacklin skippered Europe again and he was up against old adversary Jack Nicklaus, with the American overseeing a titanic battle on a course he himself had designed.

The morning foursomes were shared on the opening day, with two wins for either side, but there was better to follow for Europe in the afternoon.

All four European fourballs were victorious and the visitors had a 6-2 lead going into the second day.

The Spanish pairing of Seve Ballesteros and Jose-Maria Olazábal continued their brilliant form by beating Payne Stewart and Ben Crenshaw, and victory for Europe looked certain going into the singles.

The Americans, determined not to be embarrassed on home soil, claimed five of the first seven singles games and, with the match in the balance, nerves were jangling in both camps.

An increasingly tense game between Eamonn Darcy and Ben Crenshaw exploded on the sixth green when Crenshaw, already two holes down, snapped his own putter in a fit of rage.

He had to complete his round putting with either a one iron or his sand wedge, but amazingly he bounced back, only to lose on the 18th.

Ballesteros sealed a phenomenal win by beating Curtis Strange. Amidst wild scenes of jubilation, Olazábal proceeded to do the cha-cha on the 18th green.

 United States13-15Europe

Foursomes: Morning
C Strange & T Kite beat S Torrance & H Clark (4&2)
H Sutton & D Pohl beat K Brown & B Langer (2&1)
L Wadkins & L Mize lost to N Faldo & I Woosnam (2 holes)
L Nelson & P Stewart lost to S Ballesteros & J M Olazábal (1 hole)

Fourballs: Afternoon
B Crenshaw & S Simpson lost to G Brand Jr & J Rivero (3&2)
A Bean & M Calcavecchia lost to S Lyle & B Langer (1 hole)
H Sutton & D Pohl lost to N Faldo & I Woosnam (2&1)
C Strange & T Kite lost to S Ballesteros & J M Olazábal (2&1)

Foursomes: Morning
C Strange & T Kite beat J Rivero & G Brand Jr (3&1) H Sutton & L Mize halved with N Faldo & I Woosnam L Wadkins & L Nelson lost to A Lyle & B Langer (2&1) B Crenshaw & P Stewart lost to S Ballesteros & J M Olazábal (1 hole)

Fourballs: Afternoon
C Strange & T Kite lost to N Faldo & I Woosnam (5&4)
A Bean & P Stewart beat E Darcy & G Brand Jr (3&2)
H Sutton & L Mize beat S Ballesteros & J M Olazábal (2&1)
L Wadkins & L Nelson lost to S Lyle & B Langer (1 hole)

Singles:
A Bean beat I Woosnam (1 hole)
D Pohl lost to H Clark (1 hole)
L Mize halved with S Torrance
M Calcavecchia beat N Faldo (1 hole)
P Stewart beat J M Olazábal (2 holes)
S Simpson beat J Rivero (2&1)
T Kite beat A Lyle (3&2)
B Crenshaw lost to E Darcy (1 hole)
L Nelson halved with B Langer
C Strange lost to S Ballesteros (2&1)
L Wadkins beat K Brown (3&2)
H Sutton halved with G Brand Jr


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