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Last Updated: Thursday, 14 September 2006, 16:50 GMT 17:50 UK
Ryder Cup history: 1957
GB & IRELAND 7-4 USA, Lindrick, Yorkshire

Lindrick showed that when Great Britain and Ireland were able to get close to the US team, the crowd could help unsettle the visitors.

After a predictable start that saw the Americans take the foursomes 3-1, British skipper Dai Rees held a team meeting during which Max Faulkner and Harry Weetman apparently volunteered to stand down for the singles.

What followed was probably the finest day of Ryder Cup play from a Great Britain and Ireland team before the Europeans joined forces.

Not only did the home side rally to take five of the seven singles, they genuinely embarrassed the visitors in several matches.

Rees and Christy O'Connor had 7&6 victories, while Eric Brown won a fiery encounter with Tommy Bolt 4&3.

Bolt was furious with the crowd and later claimed they were the worst in the world. "I guess you won but I did not enjoy it one bit," the American said afterwards.

"And nor would I after the licking I have just given you," Brown replied.


Foursomes:
P Alliss & B J Hunt lost to D Ford & D Finsterwald (2&1)
K Bousfield & D J Rees beat A Wall & F Hawkins (3&2)
M Faulkner & H Weetman lost to T Kroll & J Burke (4&3)
C O'Connor & E C Brown lost to R Mayer & T Bolt (7&5)

Singles:
E C Brown beat T Bolt (4&3)
R P Mills beat J Burke (5&3)
P Alliss lost to F Hawkins (2&1)
K Bousfield beat L Hebert (4&3)
D J Rees beat E Furgol (7&6)
B J Hunt beat D Ford (6&5)
C O'Connor beat D Finsterwald (7&6)
H Bradshaw halved with R Mayer



Ryder Cup history
 

SEE ALSO
Ryder Cup history: 1959
14 Sep 06 |  Golf
Ryder Cup history: 1955
14 Sep 06 |  Golf


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