1951 Ryder Cup
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.
|Dates||November 2–4, 1951|
Course No. 2
|Location||Pinehurst, North Carolina|
|United States wins the Ryder Cup|
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.
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.
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. Hogan was a non-playing captain in 1949 and 1967.
|Sam Snead – captain||39||3||5||4–1–0||80.00|
|Jack Burke, Jr.||28||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. 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. The final two places were later given to Weetman and Adams, the finalists in the News of the World Match Play. 
|Team Great Britain|
|Arthur Lacey||47||Non-playing captain|
Friday's foursome matchesEdit
|Faulkner/Rees||5 & 3||Heafner/Burke|
|Ward/Lees||2 & 1||Oliver/Ransom|
|Adams/Panton||5 & 4||Snead/Mangrum|
|Daly/Bousfield||5 & 4||Hogan/Demaret|
18 hole scores: Heafner/Burke: 2 up, Ward/Lees: 3 up, Snead/Mangrum: 5 up, Hogan/Demaret: 3 up.
Sunday's singles matchesEdit
|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|
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.
Individual player recordsEdit
Each entry refers to the Win–Loss–Half record of the player.
|Jack Burke, Jr.||2||2–0–0||1–0–0||1–0–0|
Dutch Harrison did not play in any matches.
Jack Hargreaves did not play in any matches.
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