The 2016 Ryder Cup by numbers

23 September 2016 05:05

The United States and Europe meet in the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine next week. Here, we look at some other numbers associated with the contest.

25 - Ryder Cups won by the United States. Europe/Great Britain & Ireland have won 13, with two contests having been tied.

7,628 - Length of Hazeltine National course in yards (par 72).

642 - The longest hole on the course in yards, the par-five sixth. The shortest is the 176-yard par-three 17th.

6 - Rookies in European team (Danny Willett, Thomas Pieters, Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Andy Sullivan, Matt Fitzpatrick, Chris Wood).

11 - This will be Phil Mickelson's 11th Ryder Cup, a US record. The 46-year-old has played in every contest since 1995. He has played 41 matches, winning 16 of them and claiming 19 points.

10 - Ryder Cup appearance number for Lee Westwood, placing him joint second on Europe's all-time list with Christy O'Connor Sr and Bernhard Langer. Only Sir Nick Faldo (11) has played more for the continental team.

514 1/2 - Points accrued by the United States in the 40 Ryder Cup matches. Europe/Great Britain & Ireland have 413 1/2.

46 - Record number of Ryder Cup matches played by Faldo, who also won a record 25 points.

1927 - Date of the first Ryder Cup at Worcester Country Club in Massachusetts. The USA beat Great Britain 9 1/2-2 1/2.

Source: PA-WIRE