EY and the Ryder Cup
Europe's Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley is building a high-performing team to take on the Americans in golf's biggest team event. As an Official Partner of the 2014 Ryder Cup, EY is joining him on the leadership journey. Find out more at www.ey.com/rydercup or follow us on Twitter (@EY_RyderCup) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/eyrydercup).
Gleneagles and the Ryder Cup: A Timeline.
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Darren Clarke took his place in Europe’s team in 2006 just weeks after the death from cancer of his 39-year-old wife, Heather. Supported by his teammates and captain Ian Woosnam, an emotional Clarke teed off on the first morning of the match. It was the start of a round that saw him and playing partner Lee Westwood win a point for Europe. Clarke won all three of his matches at The K Club, Ireland, as Europe repeated the 2004 victory margin of 18 ½ - 9 ½. #RyderCup
In 2004, Germany’s Bernhard Langer captained Europe to its record victory on US soil. At the Oakland Hills Country Club in Michigan, Langer’s men led from start to finish. The first session of fourballs set the tone, as Europe registered 3 ½ out of a possible 4 points. Leading 11–5 as they headed into Sunday, Europe was pegged back by Tiger Woods’ victory in the first singles match. But the feared American onslaught never materialized and Europe coasted home by nine points, 18 ½ - 9 ½. #RyderCup
Seve's joy on home soil. Europe’s team for the 1997 Ryder Cup drew on talent from across the continent. Captain Seve Ballesteros commanded players from Sweden, Italy, Denmark, Spain, Germany and the UK. The match was played at Valderamma in Ballesteros’s native Spain. Colin Montgomerie dominated European Tour golf in the 1990s. And the continent’s top player secured the crucial half point in the last singles match left on the course to seal a nail-biting 14 ½ - 13 ½ –victory. #RyderCup
Jacklin ends US domination. At The Belfry in 1985, captain Tony Jacklin led Europe to its first Ryder Cup victory by 16 ½ - 11 ½. The last time a team from the eastern shore of the Atlantic had lifted the trophy was 1957, when it was composed only of players from Great Britain. Scotland’s Sam Torrance sunk the putt that confirmed a victory masterminded by Jacklin. Tears and champagne flowed as Europe celebrated a victory that ended the era of subservience to America’s golfers. #RyderCup
EY's support for The Ryder Cup extends to 2014, when Gleneagles in Scotland will provide the test for European and American golfers. Back in 1921, Gleneagles was the venue for an unofficial match between the professionals of Great Britain & Ireland and the US – an event that provided inspiration for the first Ryder Cup in 1927.