The first Ryder Cup was played in 1927, and up until 1985 the Americans won all but 3 matches. Tony's record as captain is :-
1983 Europe lost by 1 point.
1985 Europe won - the first time since 1957
1987 Europe won - the first time on American soil
1989 Match drawn - Europe retained the Ryder Cup.
The officers and trustees of The Samuel Ryder Foundation are thrilled and proud that Tony has accepted this position. Mary Moore, Samuel Ryder's only surviving grandchild and The Foundation's President, said, “Tony Jacklin played a huge pivotal role, in turning Europe's fortunes around.”