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."