1959 Ryder Cup

1959 edition of the Ryder Cup

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13th Ryder Cup Matches
DatesNovember 6–7, 1959
VenueEldorado Country Club [1]
LocationIndian Wells, California
Captains
United States United Kingdom
United States wins the Ryder Cup
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Eldorado CC is located in the United States
Eldorado CC
Eldorado CC
Location in the United States
Eldorado CC is located in California
Eldorado CC
Eldorado CC
Location in California

The 13th Ryder Cup Matches were held November 6–7, 1959 at the Eldorado Country Club in Indian Wells, California.[1] The United States team won the competition by a score of 8½ to 3½ points.[2][3]

The British were again led by Dai Rees, but were unable to repeat the heroics of two years earlier and were comprehensively beaten on American soil. The Americans took a 2½-1½ lead in the Foursomes before finishing off the British challenge in the singles by winning five matches with two matches finishing all square to win the cup back. The British won just one foursome match with Christy O'Connor and Peter Alliss beating Art Wall and Doug Ford by 3 & 2 and one singles match when Eric Brown beat Cary Middlecoff by 4 & 3 however by the time his match was won the United States had already won the competition.

  1. ^ a b "People, paintbrush palms and mirrored mountains". Sports Illustrated. November 2, 1959. p. 24.
  2. ^ "U.S. regains Ryder crown". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. November 8, 1959. p. 1B.
  3. ^ "Big splash in the Ryder Cup". Sports Illustrated. November 16, 1959. p. 36.

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