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The 9th Ryder Cup Matches were held November 2–4, 1951 at Course No. 2 of the Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, North Carolina. The United States team won their fifth consecutive competition by a score of 9½ to 2½ points.[1][2]

9th Ryder Cup Matches
DatesNovember 2–4, 1951
VenuePinehurst Resort
Course No. 2
LocationPinehurst, North Carolina
Captains
United States United Kingdom
United States wins the Ryder Cup
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Pinehurst Resort is located in the United States
Pinehurst Resort
Pinehurst Resort
Location in the United States
Pinehurst Resort is located in North Carolina
Pinehurst Resort
Pinehurst Resort
Location in North Carolina

The two-day competition was held on Friday and Sunday; Saturday was an off day so that the participants (and spectators) could attend a college football game in Chapel Hill, about 70 miles (110 km) northeast. North Carolina hosted top-ranked Tennessee and the visiting Volunteers won in a rout, 27-0.

Course No. 2, designed by Donald Ross, was set at 7,007 yards (6,407 m) for this Ryder Cup.[2] It later hosted the U.S. Open in 1999, 2005, and 2014.

Contents

FormatEdit

The Ryder Cup is a match play event, with each match worth one point. From 1927 through 1959, the format consisted of 4 foursome (alternate shot) matches on the first day and 8 singles matches on the second day, for a total of 12 points. Therefore, 6½ points were required to win the Cup. All matches were played to a maximum of 36 holes.

TeamsEdit

Source: [3]

This was the second and final Ryder Cup for Ben Hogan as a competitor, following 1947. Although he won three majors in 1953, he declined to participate on that year's team.[4][5] Hogan was a non-playing captain in 1949 and 1967.

  Team USA
Name Age Previous
Ryder Cups
Matches W–L–H Winning
percentage
Sam Snead – captain 39 3 5 4–1–0 80.00
Skip Alexander 33 1 1 0–1–0 0.00
Jack Burke, Jr. 28 0 Rookie
Jimmy Demaret 41 2 4 4–0–0 100.00
E. J. Harrison 41 2 3 2–1–0 66.67
Clayton Heafner 37 1 2 2–0–0 100.00
Ben Hogan 39 1 1 1–0–0 100.00
Lloyd Mangrum 37 2 4 3–1–0 75.00
Ed Oliver 36 1 2 2–0–0 100.00
Henry Ransom 40 0 Rookie

In April 1951 the British P.G.A. appointed Arthur Lacey as non-playing captain and chose a selection committee of four which included Lacey and Bill Cox.[6] In late-July eight players were selected: Bousfield, Daly, Faulkner, Hargreaves, Lees, Panton, Rees and Ward. The remaining two places were to be selected after the News of the World Match Play.[7] The final two places were later given to Weetman and Adams, the finalists in the News of the World Match Play. [8]

  Team Great Britain
Name Age Previous
Ryder Cups
Matches W–L–H Winning
percentage
  Arthur Lacey 47 Non-playing captain
  Jimmy Adams 41 2 4 2–2–0 50.00
  Ken Bousfield 32 1 1 1–0–0 100.00
  Fred Daly 40 2 4 1–3–0 25.00
  Max Faulkner 35 2 4 1–3–0 25.00
  Jack Hargreaves 37 0 Rookie
  Arthur Lees 43 2 4 1–3–0 25.00
  John Panton 35 0 Rookie
  Dai Rees 38 3 5 2–2–1 50.00
  Charlie Ward 40 2 4 0–4–0 0.00
  Harry Weetman 31 0 Rookie

Friday's foursome matchesEdit

  Results  
Faulkner/Rees   5 & 3 Heafner/Burke
Ward/Lees   2 & 1 Oliver/Ransom
Adams/Panton   5 & 4 Snead/Mangrum
Daly/Bousfield   5 & 4 Hogan/Demaret
1 Session 3
1 Overall 3

18 hole scores: Heafner/Burke: 2 up, Ward/Lees: 3 up, Snead/Mangrum: 5 up, Hogan/Demaret: 3 up.[9]

Sunday's singles matchesEdit

  Results  
Jimmy Adams   4 & 3 Jack Burke, Jr.
Dai Rees   2 up Jimmy Demaret
Fred Daly halved Clayton Heafner
Harry Weetman   6 & 5 Lloyd Mangrum
Arthur Lees   2 & 1 Ed Oliver
Charlie Ward   3 & 2 Ben Hogan
John Panton   8 & 7 Skip Alexander
Max Faulkner   4 & 3 Sam Snead
Session
Overall

18 hole scores: Burke: 6 up, Rees: 1 up, Heafner: 3 up, Mangrum: 6 up, Lees: 2 up, Hogan: 2 up, Alexander: 5 up, Snead: 4 up.[10]

Individual player recordsEdit

Each entry refers to the Win–Loss–Half record of the player.

Source: [3]

United StatesEdit

Player Points Overall Singles Foursomes
Skip Alexander 1 1–0–0 1–0–0 0–0–0
Jack Burke, Jr. 2 2–0–0 1–0–0 1–0–0
Jimmy Demaret 2 2–0–0 1–0–0 1–0–0
Clayton Heafner 1.5 1–0–1 0–0–1 1–0–0
Ben Hogan 2 2–0–0 1–0–0 1–0–0
Lloyd Mangrum 2 2–0–0 1–0–0 1–0–0
Ed Oliver 0 0–2–0 0–1–0 0–1–0
Henry Ransom 0 0–1–0 0–0–0 0–1–0
Sam Snead 2 2–0–0 1–0–0 1–0–0

E. J. Harrison did not play in any matches.

Great BritainEdit

Player Points Overall Singles Foursomes
Jimmy Adams 0 0–2–0 0–1–0 0–1–0
Ken Bousfield 0 0–1–0 0–0–0 0–1–0
Fred Daly 0.5 0–1–1 0–0–1 0–1–0
Max Faulkner 0 0–2–0 0–1–0 0–1–0
Arthur Lees 2 2–0–0 1–0–0 1–0–0
John Panton 0 0–2–0 0–1–0 0–1–0
Dai Rees 0 0–2–0 0–1–0 0–1–0
Charlie Ward 1 1–1–0 0–1–0 1–0–0
Harry Weetman 0 0–1–0 0–1–0 0–0–0

Jack Hargreaves did not play in any matches.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "US Ryder Cuppers triumph, 9½ - 2½". Palm Beach Post-Times. November 5, 1951. p. 7.
  2. ^ a b "United States beats British Ryder Cuppers,9½ - 2½". Youngstown Vindicator. Associated Press. November 5, 1951. p. 9.
  3. ^ a b "2016 Ryder Cup Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  4. ^ "Hogan rejects Ryder Cup spot". Pittsburgh Press. United Press. August 5, 1953. p. 24.
  5. ^ "Pick Ryder golf team". Youngstown Vindicator. Associated Press. August 6, 1953. p. 30.
  6. ^ "The Ryder Cup". The Times, Thursday, April 19 1951; pg. 2; Issue 51979.
  7. ^ "The Ryder Cup Team". The Times, Wednesday, August 1 1951; pg. 2; Issue 52068.
  8. ^ "Ryder Cup Team Completed". The Times, Monday, September 24 1951; pg. 7; Issue 52114.
  9. ^ "The Ryder Cup - U.S. Lead in the Foursomes". The Times, Saturday, November 3 1951; pg. 4; Issue 52149.
  10. ^ "The Ryder Cup - Sweeping Victory for U.S.". The Times, Monday, November 5 1951; pg. 7; Issue 52150.

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