The courageousness of Darren Clarke
An incredibly emotional and courageous Darren Clarke took to the stage at the 2006 Ryder Cup following the sad death of his wife Heather, who had always encouraged him to compete in the event. The crowd and fellow players were incredibly supportive throughout which saw the Northern Irishman not only play some incredible golf but contribute three points from three matches.
Not a dry eye in the house 😢
— Ryder Cup Europe (@RyderCupEurope) August 16, 2021
Sir Nick Faldo’s incredible hole-in-one in 1993
Sir Nick Faldo is arguably one of the most legendary Ryder Cup players in history, representing Team Europe a total of 11 times and captaining the team in 2008. In 1993 the Englishman recorded only the second hole-in-one in Ryder Cup history at the Belfry and it was an incredible moment that really fired up the European crowd on home soil.
Around and in! 🔄
— Ryder Cup (@rydercup) August 25, 2021
Sam Torrance seals first win as Team Europe
Sam Torrance the 21-time European Tour champion seals the first win as Team Europe and ends the 28 years of hurt by securing a landmark five-point winning advantage with the decisive putt at The Belfry in 1985. The putt sparked jubilation from the crowd and the future Ryder Cup captain celebrated in style with his team mates.
— Legends Tour (@euLegendsTour) September 23, 2021
Paul McGinley wins back the Ryder Cup for Europe
Europe won back the Ryder Cup in 2002 as Paul McGinley halved his match with Jim Furyk by holing an emphatic 10-foot putt on the final green to secure victory for Team Europe.
The putt ⛳️
The pond 🌊
Paul McGinley 🇮🇪
— Ryder Cup (@rydercup) June 24, 2021
Colin Montgomerie is a Ryder Cup veteran, representing Team Europe eight times and in 2006 he helped his team to victory over the United States, winning by 18½ to 9½ points and using his magic by chipping in at the K Club.
— Ryder Cup Europe (@RyderCupEurope) July 9, 2021