Sport Quiz: The Ryder Cup

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Sport Quiz: The Ryder Cup

We're getting very over-excited about the Ryder Cup teeing off so soon, so we've put together a little look back at some of the recent clashes between Europe and USA. How much can you remember?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Cast your mind way back to 1991 first off, and the War On The Shore at Kiawah Island. Tensions were high, but who missed the vital putt for Europe that would have sealed a draw and retained the trophy?
    • A. 

      Bernhard Langer

    • B. 

      Jose Maria Olazabal

    • C. 

      Seve Ballesteros

  • 2. 
    Controversy ruled again in 1999 with the infamous Brookline tournament that angered Europe so much. Whose putt was it that caused all the controversy on the 17th green?
    • A. 

      Payne Stewart

    • B. 

      Jeff Maggert

    • C. 

      Justin Leonard

    • D. 

      David Duval

  • 3. 
    Which European giant led the side to a disastrous defeat - despite being pre match favourites - at Valhalla in 2008?
    • A. 

      Sam Torrance

    • B. 

      Nick Faldo

    • C. 

      Ian Woosnam

    • D. 

      Colin Montgomerie

  • 4. 
    Which player, unbeaten in the format, has the best singles record in the tournament's history?
    • A. 

      Billy Casper

    • B. 

      Colin Montgomerie

    • C. 

      Lee Trevino

    • D. 

      Arnold Palmer

  • 5. 
    Onto the last event now, the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor. USA came into the event as holders, but who hit the first official ball on the Friday?
    • A. 

      Phil Mickelson

    • B. 

      Dustin Johnson

    • C. 

      Lee Westwood

    • D. 

      Martin Kaymer

  • 6. 
    Fast forward a few days and Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell hit the putt that sealed victory for Europe, but who was he playing?
    • A. 

      Dustin Johnson

    • B. 

      Hunter Mahan

    • C. 

      Tiger Woods

    • D. 

      Zach Johnson

  • 7. 
    Which player defeated Martin Kaymer to win his singles match 6 & 4, the biggest margin of victory of the format that year?
    • A. 

      Steve Stricker

    • B. 

      Stewart Cink

    • C. 

      Jim Furyk

    • D. 

      Dustin Johnson

    • E. 

      Matt Kuchar

    • F. 

      Jeff Overton

    • G. 

      Bubba Watson

    • H. 

      Tiger Woods

    • I. 

      Phil Mickelson

    • J. 

      Zach Johnson

    • K. 

      Hunter Mahan

    • L. 

      Rickie Fowler

  • 8. 
    The 2010 event threw up a lot of Ryder Cup firsts as well. Which one of these did NOT happen?
    • A. 

      The event finished on a Monday

    • B. 

      All 24 players took part in pairing sessions at the same time

    • C. 

      One team had a playing vice captain

    • D. 

      Foursome and four balls were played in the same session

  • 9. 
    Finally, we move onto this year's event. One team consists of the top 12 eligible players in the world rankings, while the other team consists of the top 11. Who is the one player that isn't ranked in his side's top 12 in the world rankings?
    • A. 

      Nicolas Colsaerts

    • B. 

      Dustin Johnson

    • C. 

      Phil Mickelson

    • D. 

      Jim Furyk

  • 10. 
    Finally, it's not all about youthful spirit. Who is the oldest player in the lineups for this year's event?
    • A. 

      Steve Stricker

    • B. 

      Jim Furyk

    • C. 

      Paul Lawrie

    • D. 

      Lee Westwood