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1995Oak Hill, New York
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The 1995 European team celebrate with the Ryder Cup Philip Walton
All smiles as Europe regain the Ryder Cup at Oak Hill Philip Walton was Europe's hero

The 1995 Ryder Cup was blessed with yet more dazzling golf and another nerve-jangling finish.

The tournament saw two hole-in-ones from European golfers Howard Clarke and Costantino Rocca.

It was a tale of more battling comebacks but, unlike at The Belfry two years earlier, this time it was the Europeans who snatched a dramatic victory over the final holes.

Bernard Gallacher was in charge of the Europeans for the third time, while Lanny Wadkins took over as captain of the American team.

America claimed early honours - both teams won two rubbers in the foursomes but after David Gilford and Seve Ballesteros had romped to victory over Brad Faxon and Peter Jacobsen, it was the Americans who turned on the style in the remaining three fourballs.

Europe hit back at the start of the second day, winning three of the four foursomes.

Sam Torrance partnered Rocca and the duo demolished Davis Love III and Jeff Maggert 6&5 to earn a confidence-boosting point for Europe.

But back came the Americans and it was the home team who held a two-point advantage going into the final day.

Remarkably, five single games went to the final hole, from which Europe won four-and-a-half points.

Nick Faldo set the winning tone for the visitors by beating Curtis Strange, who missed three short putts for victory over the closing holes.

It was left to Irishman Philip Walton to seal the glory. Three up, with three to play against Jay Haas, Walton lost the next two but amazingly secured victory even with a bogey five on the last. The trophy was back in Europe.

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Foursomes: Morning
C Pavin & T Lehman beat N Faldo & C Montgomerie (1 hole)
J Haas & F Couples lost to S Torrance & C Rocca (3&2)
D Love & J Maggert beat H Clark & M James (4&3)
B Crenshaw & C Strange lost to B Langer & P U Johansson (1 hole)

Fourballs: Afternoon
B Faxon & P Jacobsen lost to D Gilford & S Ballesteros (4&3)
J Maggert & L Roberts beat S Torrance & C Rocca (6&5)
F Couples & D Love beat N Faldo & C Montgomerie (3&2)
C Pavin & P Mickelson beat B Langer & P U Johansson (6&4)

Foursomes: Morning
C Strange & J Haas lost to N Faldo & C Montgomerie (4&2)
D Love & J Maggert lost to S Torrance & C Rocca (6&5)
L Roberts & P Jacobsen beat I Woosnam & P Walton (1 hole)
C Pavin & T Lehman lost to B Langer & D Gilford (4&3)

Fourballs: Afternoon
B Faxon & F Couples beat S Torrance & C Montgomerie (4&2)
D Love & B Crenshaw lost to I Woosnam & C Rocca (3&2)
J Haas & P Mickelson beat S Ballesteros & D Gilford (3&2)
C Pavin & L Roberts beat N Faldo & B Langer (1 hole)

T Lehman beat S Ballesteros (4&3)
P Jacobsen lost to H Clark (1 hole)
J Maggert lost to M James (4&3)
F Couples halved with I Woosnam
D Love beat C Rocca (3&2)
B Faxon lost to D Gilford (1 hole)
B Crenshaw lost to C Montgomerie (3&1)
C Strange lost to N Faldo (1 hole)
L Roberts lost to S Torrance (2&1)
C Pavin beat B Langer (3&2)
J Haas lost to P Walton (1 hole)
P Mickelson beat P U Johansson (2&1)

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