Ryder Cup 2014: 5 Facts You Need to Know

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The 40th Ryder Cup Matches will be held from September 26-28 on the PGA Centenary Course at the Gleneagles Hotel near Auchterarder in Perthshire, Scotland. Here’s a look at a few stats from past events.

1. The United States Leads the All-Time Series 25-12-2

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The European squad has won the last two though, five of the last six, and seven of the last nine competitions.

2. The Ryder Cup will be Televised Friday, Saturday & Sunday

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The 2014 Ryder Cup will be carried on the Golf Channel Friday from 2:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT, Saturday on NBC from 3 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT and Sunday on NBC from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. ED. The tournament is also streaming online at NBC Sports Live Extra. Click here for a full listing of tee times.

3. Competition is Typically Fierce

Since 1979, the last 17 Ryder Cups, the competition has been decided by one point in seven years (there was also one tie). Six of the matches were decided by five points or more.

4. Tiger Woods has Played in 7 Ryder Cups

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Tiger played in 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2012 and the U.S. has won only one of those years (1999). Jack Nicklaus played in six Ryder Cups; the Americans won five and tied one in those matches. Arnold Palmer played in six Ryder Cups; the U.S. team was undefeated in those Ryder Cups.

5. Phil Mickelson has Played in the Most Matches (38) for the U.S. Team

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There are seven other American golfers who have played in 30 or more Ryder Cup matches: Billy Casper (37), Lanny Wadkins (34), Tiger Woods (33), Arnold Palmer (32), Raymond Floyd (31), Jim Furyk (30) and Lee Trevino (30). Nick Faldo has played in the most Ryder Cup matches for the European team with 46. He is followed by Bernhard Langer with 42.

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