Ryder Cup 1995 At Oak Hill Country Club

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By Golf Histories

The 31st Ryder Cup Matches were held September 22–24, 1995 at the East Course of Oak Hill Country Club in Pittsford, New York, a suburb southeast of Rochester.

The European team won the competition by a margin of 14½ to 13½ points to win back the Cup.

At the time, this was only Europe’s second victory on U.S. soil, the first was eight years earlier in 1987.

This was the third consecutive Ryder Cup where Bernard Gallacher captained the European side and the only victory.

The European Ryder Cup Team, trailing by two points after two days of competition, mounted a memorable comeback in the final-day singles to win the 31st Ryder Cup, 14.5 to 13.5.

Sparked by singles victories by Philip Walton of Ireland and Howard Clark of England, Europe finished with a 7.5 to 4.5 margin on the final day.

U.S. rookie Phil Mickelson was as the only unbeaten player (3-0-0) on either side. Clark highlighted his 1-up singles victory over Peter Jacobsen with a hole-in-one on the par-3 11th hole.

Walton edged Jay Haas, 1-up, after his American opponent’s rally ended on the 18th hole. Haas, down three holes with three to play, holed out a bunker shot on the 16th and won the 17th with a par, after Walton missed his five-foot par putt.

But Haas’s rally ended on the 18th tee, when he popped his drive into the trees on the left side of the fairway, punched out, then spun his approach shot off the green.

Haas failed to save par from a putt off the fringe of the green, and Walton two-putted for bogey and the Ryder Cup.