With the teams selected and the captains ready, the 40th Ryder Cup is set to tee off in three weeks time. In anticipation we’ve selected a few of our favourite Ryder Cup moments, from incredible shots to hilarious celebrations here’s a glimpse of Team Europe and Team USA over the past nine decades.
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Southport, England – 1969
Marking his first Ryder Cup appearance, Jack Nicklaus is responsible for one of the greatest sportsmanship gestures ever recorded. During the overly contentious Ryder Cup at Royal Birkdale in 1969, the Teams were head-to-head going into the final match between Nicklaus and England’s Tony Jacklin.
The battle continued to the final hole where the American sunk his 5-foot putt, leaving Jacklin a 2-footer to share the Ryder Cup. Rather than make his opponent putt, Nicklaus conceded the shot, to the disma...