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Last Updated: Monday, 13 September, 2004, 08:53 GMT 09:53 UK
Ryder Cup history: 1975
USA 21-11 GB & IRELAND, Old Laurel Valley, Pennsylvania

Brian Barnes
Barnes handed American Nicklaus a surprise double defeat
Britain continued their awful Ryder Cup form on foreign soil as the imperious Jack Nicklaus took centre stage.

A desperate opening session for the visitors ended with America cruising to victory in all four of the foursomes matches.

The match was as good as finished and all that was left for Britain was to try to regain their pride.

One man who showed some fight was Brian Barnes and his showdown with Nicklaus was the bright spot for the visitors.

The Golden Bear had won his fourth PGA Championship and came into the Ryder Cup bubbling with confidence.

After losing to Barnes in the singles on the final morning, Nicklaus wanted revenge and his request to captain Arnold Palmer for a rematch in the afternoon was received positively.

On the first tee Nicklaus confidently told his partner: "There ain't no way you're going to beat me again".

But, despite a fine start with two birdies, it was Barnes who strolled to a 2&1 victory.

Barnes may have won the battle but there was no doubt which team had won the war.

Foursomes: Morning
J W Nicklaus & T Weiskopf beat B W Barnes & B J Gallacher (5&4)
G Littler & H Irwin beat N Wood & M Bembridge (4&3)
A Geiberger & J Miller beat A Jacklin & P Oosterhuis (3&1)
L Trevino & J C Snead beat T Horton & J O'Leary (2&1)

Fourballs: Afternoon
W J Casper & R Floyd lost to P Oosterhuis & A Jacklin (2&1)
T Weiskopf & L Graham beat E Darcy & C O'Connor Jr (3&2)
J W Nicklaus & R Murphy halved with B W Barnes & B J Gallacher
L Trevino & H Irwin beat T Horton & J O'Leary (2&1)

Foursomes: Morning
W J Casper & J Miller halved with P Oosterhuis & A Jacklin
J W Nicklaus & J C Snead beat T Horton & N Wood (4&2)
G Littler & L Graham beat B W Barnes & B J Gallacher (5&3)
A Geiberger & R Floyd halved with E Darcy & G L Hunt

Fourballs: Afternoon
L Trevino & R Murphy lost to A Jacklin & B W Barnes (3&2)
T Weiskopf & J Miller beat C O'Connor Jr & J O'Leary (5&3)
H Irwin & W J Casper beat P Oosterhuis & M Bembridge (3&2)
A Geiberger & L Graham beat E Darcy & G L Hunt (3&2)

Singles: Morning
R Murphy beat A Jacklin (2&1)
J Miller lost to P Oosterhuis (2 holes)
L Trevino halved with B J Gallacher
H Irwin halved with T Horton
G Littler beat B G C Huggett (4&2)
W J Casper beat E Darcy (3&2)
T Weiskopf beat G L Hunt (5&3)
J W Nicklaus lost to B W Barnes (4&2)

Singles: Afternoon
R Floyd beat A Jacklin (1 hole)
C Snead lost to P Oosterhuis (3&2)
A Geiberger halved with B J Gallacher
L Graham lost to T Horton (2&1)
H Irwin beat J O'Leary (2&1)
R Murphy beat M Bembridge (2&1)
L Trevino lost to N Wood (2&1)
J W Nicklaus lost to B W Barnes (2&1)

Ryder Cup history: 1973
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Ryder Cup history: 1977
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