1995 – Royal Porthcawl GC

GB&I 14 – 10 USA

September 9-10, 1995
Royal Porthcawl Golf Club, Porthcawl, Wales
6,685 yards / Par 72

Captains: Clive Brown (GB&I) and A. Downing Gray (USA)

Day 1 Foursomes (GB&I players first)
Gordon Sherry / Stephen Gallacher lost to John Harris / Tiger Woods 4&3
Mark Foster / David Howell halved with Alan Bratton / Chris Riley
Graham Rankin / Barclay Howard lost to Notah Begay III / Tim Jackson 4&3
Padraig Harrington / Jody Fanagan beat Kris Cox / Trip Kuehne 5&3
GB&I 1.5 – USA 2.5

Day 1 Singles
Gordon Sherry beat Notah Begay III 3&2
Lee James lost to Kris Cox 1 hole
Mark Foster beat Buddy Marucci Jr 4&3
Stephen Gallacher beat Tim Jackson 4&3
Padraig Harrington beat Jerry Courville Jr 2 holes
Barclay Howard halved with Alan Bratton
Graham Rankin lost to John Harris 1 hole
Gary Wolstenholme beat Tiger Woods 1 hole
GB&I 5.5 – USA 2.5

Tiger Woods and Gary Wolstenholme 

Day 1: GB&I 7 – USA 5

Day 2 Foursomes
Gordon Sherry / Stephen Gallacher lost to Alan Bratton / Chris Riley 4&2
Mark Foster / David Howell beat Kris Cox / Trip Kuehne 3&2
Gary Wolstenholme / Lee James lost to B. Marucci Jr / J. Courville Jr 6&5
Padraig Harrington / Jody Fanagan beat John Harris / Tiger Woods 2&1
GB&I 2 – USA 2

Day 1 Singles
Gordon Sherry beat Chris Riley 2 holes
David Howell beat Notah Begay III 2&1
Stephen Gallacher beat Trip Kuehne 3&2
Jody Fanagan beat Jerry Courville Jr 3&2
Barclay Howard halved with Tim Jackson
Mark Foster halved with Buddy Marucci Jr
Padraig Harrington lost to John Harris 3&2
Gary Wolstenholme lost to Tiger Woods 4&3
GB&I 5 – USA 3

Match Result: GB&I 14 – USA 10

Series Results: USA 30 – GB&I 4 – Halved 1 (after Match 35)

Notes

“There were a group of about 20 of us who played there twice before selection, then they picked eight of the team after the European Championships in Belgium. They then selected Gary Wolstenholme and myself three weeks before the matches. It was more thorough than before, they put a lot of effort in and have continued that since.” – Jody Fanagan, National Club Golfer, August 2019.

“That was the first year that we could bring our own caddies. It was the same with the other lads and that was very significant.” – Jody Fanagan, National Club Golfer, August 2019

“Clive (Brown) was a lovely guy, he gave us everything that we wanted and he managed us all pretty well and told us that we were all there on merit. The pairings kind of looked after themselves. They were all in place from the Home Internationals.” – Gordon Sherry, National Club Golfer, August 2019

“When I came down the last against Tiger there must have been 14,000 people. You are playing in front of TV cameras and being interviewed all week. It is fantastic. It was pretty much a case of let’s just do our own thing. Tiger used that to try and intimidate his opponents. He took one look at the course and though ‘what have I done ?’ It was a box he had to tick but he was doing it very begrudgingly. The course wasn’t in the best shape and they had disease on the greens. On the 1st tee you could see his wall was up. I still said good shot and tried to have a conversation, particularly on the second day, but he just wasn’t interested. People forget he beat me on the second day.” – Gary Wolstenholme, National Club Golfer, August 2019

“After the matches finished Tiger didn’t come down for dinner as he wasn’t very well with some food poisoning. He had never played links golf before and it took him a while to get his head around it. Thank God he wasn’t ready for it but he was a good lad.” – Jody Fanagan, National Club Golfer, August 2019

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