Ryder Cup stories in the SI Vault

People, Paintbrush Palms And Mirrored Mountains By SI Staff, November 02, 1959 Palm Springs' elegant Eldorado, latest of the desert spa's booming collection of golf courses, plays host to the Ryder Cup matches.

A Tie May Be Like Kissing Your Sister... By Gwilym Brown, September 29, 1969 But It was one sweet smack for U.S. pros, as the British all but stole away with the Ryder Cup.

As Much Play As Match By Dan Jenkins, September 29, 1975 Shooting birdies and the breeze, the U.S. overwhelmed Britain and Ireland in a Ryder Cup laugher.

A Cup For The Old World By Jaime Diaz, October 05, 1987 Europe's Ryder Cuppers came a-calling and beat the U.S.

The Heck With The Home Team By E.M. Swift, October 04, 1999 Put off by the boorish U.S. squad -- and charmed by the gracious Europeans-one member of the Country Club found himself cheering against the red, white and blue. American Revolution By Alan Shipnuck, September 29, 2008 With a new approach and passionate leadership from its captain, Paul Azinger, the U.S. team played inspired golf to take back the Ryder Cup for the first time since 1999.

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