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1963East Lake CC, Georgia
 United States23-9Great Britain & Ireland
Arnold Palmer
Arnold Palmer suffered a surprise defeat in the singles
Following the changes to the format introduced in 1961, further alterations were made in an attempt to liven up what was becoming a very predictable event.

Two sets of fourballs were introduced, but they proved even less fruitful for the Brits than the foursomes, and they failed to muster a single win.

The Americans claimed seven points and, having already built a three-point advantage in the foursomes, their tally made the final day's singles irrelevant.

That did not stop the US pulling out all the stops, however, and they took seven wins from eight matches in the afternoon head-to-head matches.

Peter Alliss did manage a memorable win over US skipper Arnold Palmer, but the gulf in class was becoming impossible to ignore.

Henry Cotton said: "We have again been outclassed. The present top home players, by no means poor performers, are leagues outside the top American ones."

 United States23-9Great Britain & Ireland

Foursomes: Morning
A Palmer & J Pott lost to B Huggett & G Will (3&2)
W Casper & D Ragan beat P Alliss & C O'Connor (1 hole)
J Boros & A Lema halved with N C Coles & B J Hunt
G Littler & D Finsterwald halved with D Thomas & H Weetman

Foursomes: Afternoon
W Maxwell & R Goalby beat D Thomas & H Weetman (4&3)
A Palmer & W Casper beat B Huggett & G Will (5&4)
G Littler & D Finsterwald lost to N C Coles & G M Hunt (2&1)
J Boros & A Lema beat T B Haliburton & B J Hunt (1 hole)

Fourballs: Morning
A Palmer & D Finsterwald beat B Huggett & D Thomas (5&4)
G Littler & J Boros halved with P Alliss & B J Hunt
W Casper & W Maxwell beat H Weetman & G Will (3&2)
R Goalby & D Ragan beat N C Coles & C O'Connor (1 hole)

Fourballs: Afternoon
A Palmer & D Finsterwald beat N C Coles & C O'Connor (3&2)
A Lema & J Pott beat P Alliss & B J Hunt (1 hole)
W Casper & W Maxwell beat T B Haliburton & G M Hunt (2&1)
R Goalby & D Ragan halved with B Huggett & D Thomas

Singles: Morning
A Lema beat G M Hunt (5&3)
J Pott lost to B Huggett (3&1)
A Palmer lost to P Alliss (1 hole)
W Casper halved with N C Coles
R Goalby beat D Thomas (3&2)
G Littler beat C O'Connor (1 hole)
J Boros lost to H Weetman (1 hole)
D Finsterwald lost to B J Hunt (2 holes)

Singles: Afternoon
A Palmer beat G Will (3&2)
D Ragan beat N C Coles (2&1)
A Lema halved with P Alliss
G Littler beat T B Haliburton (6&5)
J Boros beat H Weetman (2&1)
W Maxwell beat C O'Connor (2&1)
D Finsterwald beat D Thomas (4&3)
R Goalby beat B J Hunt (2&1)


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