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1929Moortown, Yorkshire
 Great Britain & Ireland7-5United States
Walter Hagen, Samuel Ryder and George Duncan
(L to R): Walter Hagen, Samuel Ryder and George Duncan
The second Ryder Cup match took place in blustery April conditions, with 10,000 fans flocking to Leeds to see the famous Americans in action.

The US team were forced to bring their old hickory-shafted clubs as their new-fangled steel versions were still illegal.

The US began well, winning the foursomes 2-1, but the tide turned in the singles, not least in the match between the two skippers.

George Duncan, the British captain, overheard his opposite number Walter Hagen telling Gene Sarazen he would be guaranteed a point when he faced Duncan in the singles.

Outraged, Duncan went out and won the 36-hole contest 10&8. Hagen recovered well enough to go on win The Open at Muirfield a fortnight later, but Britain won the Ryder Cup 7-5 and the competition was well and truly underway.

 Great Britain & Ireland7-5United States

Foursomes:
C A Whitcombe & A Compston halved with J Farrell & J Turnesa
A Boomer & G Duncan lost to L Diegel & A Espinosa (7&5)
A Mitchell & F Robson beat G Sarazen & E Dudley (2&1)
E R Whitcombe & T H Cotton lost to J Golden & W Hagen (2 holes)

Singles
C A Whitcombe beat J Farrell (8&6)
G Duncan beat W Hagen (10&8)
A Mitchell lost to L Diegel (8&6)
A Compston beat G Sarazen (6&4)
A Boomer beat J Turnesa (4&3)
F Robson lost to H Smith (4&2)
T H Cotton beat A Watrous (4&3)
E R Whitcombe halved with A Espinosa


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