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Last Updated: Monday, 13 September, 2004, 08:57 GMT 09:57 UK
Ryder Cup history: 1993
EUROPE 13-15 USA, The Belfry, West Midlands

US captain Tom Watson
US captain Watson was delighted to hang on to the Cup
Following the bad feeling between the two camps at Kiawah Island, the choice of mild-mannered Tom Watson as the new American captain was welcomed in 1993.

He swiftly met with European skipper Bernard Gallacher and a new amiable spirit returned to the Ryder Cup.

The Europeans had a slight advantage after the opening day, claiming four-and-a-half points in the foursomes and fourballs.

Only Ian Woosnam won both of his matches on day one for Europe, with the partnership of Larry Wadkins and Corey Pavin impressing for the Americans.

The European advantage was further increased as they claimed three of the four foursomes on the second morning, but a change of tactics altered the psyche of their opposition.

Bernhard Langer and Seve Ballesteros had asked they be rested and Gallacher acquiesced with the idea of keeping them fresh for the final day's singles.

The decision backfired and Europe's momentum ground to a halt, with them losing three of the last four fourballs.

Just one point separated the teams as the players prepared for the singles contest that would decide the fate of the cup.

It was America who triumphed as they stormed to six wins and two halves, helped by veteran Chip Beck battling back from three holes down to beat Barry Lane.

Joakim Haeggman scored a memorable win over John Cook, but then America won five in a row. Rookie Davis Love III led the rout by beating a distraught Costantino Rocca.

The Italian had been one-up with two to play but, after three putting the 17th, his will to win was shattered and he could only bogey the final hole.

Raymond Floyd claimed three birdies on the back nine against Olazábal to seal America's victory.

There was also a memorable halved match involving Nick Faldo and Paul Azinger, which saw the British golfer claim a hole-in-one.


Foursomes: Morning
S Torrance & M James lost to L Wadkins & C Pavin (4&3)
I Woosnam & B Langer beat P Azinger & P Stewart (7&5)
S Ballesteros & J M Olazabal lost to T Kite & D Love (2&1)
N Faldo & C Montgomerie beat R Floyd & F Couples (4&3)

Fourballs: Afternoon
I Woosnam & P Baker beat J Gallagher Jr & L Janzen (1 hole)
B Langer & B Lane lost to L Wadkins & C Pavin (4&2)
N Faldo & C Montgomerie halved with P Azinger & F Couples
S Ballesteros & J M Olazabal beat D Love & T Kite (4&3)

Foursomes: Morning
N Faldo & C Montgomerie beat L Wadkins & C Pavin (3&2)
B Langer & I Woosnam beat F Couples & P Azinger (2&1)
P Baker & B Lane lost to R Floyd & P Stewart (3&2)
S Ballesteros & J M Olazabal beat D Love & T Kite (2&1)

Fourballs: Afternoon
N Faldo & C Montgomerie lost to J Cook & C Beck (1 hole)
M James & C Rocca lost to C Pavin & J Gallagher Jr (5&4)
I Woosnam & P Baker beat F Couples & P Azinger (6&5)
J M Olazabal & J Haeggman lost to R Floyd & P Stewart (2&1)

Singles:
I Woosnam halved with F Couples
B Lane lost to C Beck (1 hole)
C Montgomerie beat L Janzen (1 hole)
P Baker beat C Pavin (2 holes)
J Haeggman beat J Cook (1 hole)
M James lost to P Stewart (3&2)
C Rocca lost to D Love (1 hole)
S Ballesteros lost to J Gallagher Jr (3&2)
J M Olazabal lost to R Floyd (2 holes)
B Langer lost to T Kite (5&3)
N Faldo halved with P Azinger
S Torrance halved with L Wadkins
(Sam Torrance injured, match not played)




SEE ALSO
Ryder Cup history: 1991
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