Playing Records

AGE

Oldest Player
Hon. Michael Scott (GB&I) – 55 years and 8 months (1934)
William Hyndman (USA) – 55 years, 5 months and 11 days (1971)

Youngest Player
Oliver Fisher (GB&I) – 16 years, 11 months and 0 days (2005)
Conor Gough (GB&I) – 17 years, 0 months and 2 days (2019)
Akshay Bhatia (USA) – 17 years, 7 months and 2 days (2019)
Jordan Spieth (USA) – 18 years, 1 month and 14 days (2011)

APPEARANCES

Most Matches
Joe Carr (GB&I) – 10 (1947, 1949, 1951, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1967)
Jay Sigel (USA) – 9 (1977, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993)

Most Games Played
Jay Sigel (USA) – 33 (W18 L10 H5)
Michael Bonallack (GB&I) – 25 (W8 L14 H3)
Joe Carr (GB&I) – 20 (W5 L14 H1)

[From 1921-1961 each player could only play 2 games per match]

Longest Span Of Years As A Player
William C. Campbell (USA) – 24 years (1951-1975)
Joe Carr (GB&I) – 20 years (1947-1967)

PERFORMANCES

Singles – Largest Winning Margin (36 holes, pre-1963)
13&12 – Bobby Jones (USA) d. T. Philip Perkins (1928)

Singles – Largest Winning Margin (18 holes, 1963 onwards)
9&7 – Scott Hoch (USA) d. James Buckley (1979)

Foursomes – Largest Winning Margin (36 holes, pre-1963)
9&8 – E. Harvie Ward & Jack Westland (USA) d. John Langley & Arthur Perowne (1953)

Foursomes – Largest Winning Margin (18 holes, 1963 onwards)
8&7 – Collin Morikawa & Norman Xiong d. Harry Ellis & Alfie Plant (2017)

GB&I Best Singles Record
Luke Donald – W4 L0 H0
Ronnie White – W4 L1 H0

GB&I Best Foursomes Record
Roger Wethered – W4 L1 H0
Luke Donald – W3 L1 H0
James Milligan – W3 L1 H0
Philip Walton – W3 L1 H0

USA Best Singles Record
Bobby Jones – W5 L0 H0
Peter Uihlein – W4 L0 H0

USA Best Foursomes Record
Max Marston – W4 L0 H0
Rickie Fowler – W4 L0 H0

Most GB&I Victories (All Formats)
Gary Wolstenholme – 10 (1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005)
Michael Bonallack – 8 (1957, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1973)

Most USA Victories (All Formats) 
Jay Sigel – 18 (1977, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993)
William C. Campbell – 11 (1951, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1965, 1967, 1971, 1975)
William Patton – 11 (1955, 1957, 1959, 1963, 1965)

Undefeated For GB&I (Career)
Andrew Oldcorn (1983) – W4 L0 H0
Paul Casey (1999) – W4 L0 H0
Jimmy Mullen (2015) – W4 L0 H0

Undefeated For GB&I (One Match with 4 Wins)
Andrew Oldcorn (1983)
Paul Casey (1999)
Luke Donald (1999)
Jimmy Mullen (2015)

Undefeated For USA (Career)
Dr. O.F. Willing (1923, 1924, 1930) – W4 L0 H0
Watts Gunn (1926, 1928) – W4 L0 H0
Robert Riegel (1947, 1949) – W4 L0 H0
Sam Urzetta (1951, 1953) – W4 L0 H0
E. Harvie Ward (1953, 1955, 1959) – W6 L0 H0
Don Cherry (1953, 1955, 1961) – W5 L0 H0
Dr. Frank Taylor (1957, 1959, 1961) – W4 L0 H0
Jack Nicklaus (1959, 1961) – W4 L0 H0
Danny Edwards (1973) – W4 L0 H0
John Fought (1977) – W4 L0 H0
Lindy Miller (1977) – W4 L0 H0
Scott Hoch (1979) – W4 L0 H0
Brad Elder (1997) – W4 L0 H0
Doug Ghim (2017) – W4 L0 H0
Collin Morikawa (2017) – W4 L0 H0
John Pak (2019) – W3 L0 H0

Undefeated For USA (One Match with 4 Wins)
William C. Campbell (1967)
Danny Edwards (1973)
John Fought (1977)
Lindy Miller (1977)
Scott Hoch (1979)
Bob Lewis Jr (1987)
Brad Elder (1997)
John Harris (1997)
Rickie Fowler (2009)
Peter Uihlein (2009)
Doug Ghim (2017)
Collin Morikawa (2017)
Maverick McNealy (2017)

Hole-In-Ones
Max Homa (USA) – 6th hole, National Golf Links of America (2013)

RESULTS

Overall Match Record
Played 47 – USA 37, GB&I 9, Halved 1

Largest Winning Margins 
USA 19 – 5 GB&I – 14 points; Interlachen C.C., Minnesota (1993)
USA 19 – 7 GB&I – 12 points; Los Angeles CC, California (2017)

GB&I 16.5 – 9.5 USA – 7 points; Royal Lytham & St. Annes (2015)

COURSES

Most Times
Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland – 8 (1923, 1926, 1934, 1938, 1947, 1955, 1971, 1975). St. Andrews was also awarded the 2023 match in February 2018.

Longest Course
Los Angeles CC, California (USA) – 7,334 yards (2017, Par 70 – including the 15th hole at 78 yards).

Royal Liverpool G.C., England (GB&I) – 7,290 yards (2019).

Shortest Course
Garden City GC, New York (USA) – 6,417 yards (1924).

Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland (GB&I) – 6,487 yards (1923).

ME.

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