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Tornament Info for: 1973 The Ryder Cup
Date: September 20 - 22, 1973
Site:
  United States Team Great Britain/Ireland Team
 
Results: 19 13
Captains: Jack Burke Bernard Hunt
Players: Tommy Aaron
Homero Blancas
Gay Brewer
Billy Casper
Lou Graham
Dave Hill
Jack Nicklaus
Arnold Palmer
Chi Chi Rodriguez
J.C. Snead
Lee Trevino
Tom Weiskopf
Brian Barnes
Maurice Bembridge
Peter Butler
Clive Clark
Neil Coles
Bernard Gallacher
Brian Huggett
Tony Jacklin
Christy O'Connor Sr.
Peter Oosterhuis
Eddie Polland
In the first Ryder Cup Matches to be contested in Scotland, players from the Republic of Ireland were eligible to compete for the British Team. The host's bid to end a seven-Match U.S. winning streak took a fateful turn prior to the opening of the second-day foursomes. Britain's Bernard Gallacher, who had teamed for two important foursome victories in a 5 1/2 to 2 1/2 Great Britain advantage, contracted food poisoning. Peter Butler was summoned from bed just 1-1/2 hours before his tee time to replace Gallacher and join teammate Brian Barnes. Butler responded by becoming the first player to record a hole-in-one in Ryder Cup history. He aced the par-3 16th hole in the morning foursomes, but U.S. opponents Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf claimed a 1-up victory. Butler and Barnes also fell in the afternoon four-balls, 2-up, to Arnold Palmer and J.C. Snead.

  Morning Foursomes (Day One) Afternoon Four-Balls (Day One) Morning Foursomes (Day Two) Afternoon Four-Balls (Day Two) Morning Singles (Day Three) Afternoon Singles (Day Three)
Great Britain/Ireland 2.5 3 2 0.5 2.5 2.5
United States 1.5 1 2 3.5 5.5 5.5
United States Team Great Britain/Ireland Team
Morning Foursomes (Day One) 2
Billy Casper & Lee Trevino 0 Brian Barnes & Bernard Gallacher (1-up) 1
J.C. Snead & Tom Weiskopf 0 Neil Coles & Christy O'Connor Sr. (3 and 2) 1
Lou Graham & Chi Chi Rodriguez (halved) 0.5 Tony Jacklin & Peter Oosterhuis (halved) 0.5
Jack Nicklaus & Arnold Palmer (6 and 5) 1 Maurice Bembridge & Eddie Polland 0
Afternoon Four-Balls (Day One) 3
Tommy Aaron & Gay Brewer 0 Brian Barnes & Bernard Gallacher (5 and 4) 1
Jack Nicklaus & Arnold Palmer 0 Maurice Bembridge & Brian Huggett (3 and 1) 1
Billy Casper & Tom Weiskopf 0 Tony Jacklin & Peter Oosterhuis (3 and 1) 1
Homero Blancas & Lee Trevino (2 and 1) 1 Neil Coles & Christy O'Connor Sr. 0
Day One Total 2.5 Day One Total 5.5
 
Morning Foursomes (Day Two) 5
Jack Nicklaus & Tom Weiskopf (1-up) 1 Brian Barnes & Peter Butler 0
Dave Hill & Arnold Palmer 0 Tony Jacklin & Peter Oosterhuis (2-up) 1
Lou Graham & Chi Chi Rodriguez 0 Maurice Bembridge & Brian Huggett (5 and 4) 1
Billy Casper & Lee Trevino (2 and 1) 1 Neil Coles & Christy O'Connor Sr. 0
Afternoon Four-Balls (Day Two) 6
Arnold Palmer & J.C. Snead (2-up) 1 Brian Barnes & Peter Butler 0
Gay Brewer & Billy Casper (3 and 2) 1 Tony Jacklin & Peter Oosterhuis 0
Jack Nicklaus & Tom Weiskopf (3 and 2) 1 Clive Clark & Eddie Polland 0
Homero Blancas & Lee Trevino (halved) 0.5 Maurice Bembridge & Brian Huggett (halved) 0.5
Day Two Total 5.5 Day Two Total 2.5
Two-Day Total 8 Two-Day Total 8
 
Morning Singles (Day Three) 8
Billy Casper (2 and 1) 1 Brian Barnes 0
Tom Weiskopf (3 and 1) 1 Bernard Gallacher 0
Homero Blancas (5 and 4) 1 Peter Butler 0
Tommy Aaron 0 Tony Jacklin (3 and 1) 1
Gay Brewer (halved) 0.5 Neil Coles (halved) 0.5
J.C. Snead (1-up) 1 Christy O'Connor Sr. 0
Arnold Palmer (halved) 0.5 Maurice Bembridge (halved) 0.5
Lee Trevino (halved) 0.5 Peter Oosterhuis (halved) 0.5
Afternoon Singles (Day Three) 9
Homero Blancas 0 Brian Huggett (4 and 2) 1
J.C. Snead (3 and 1) 1 Brian Barnes 0
Gay Brewer (6 and 5) 1 Bernard Gallacher 0
Billy Casper (2 and 1) 1 Tony Jacklin 0
Lee Trevino (6 and 5) 1 Neil Coles 0
Tom Weiskopf (halved) 0.5 Christy O'Connor Sr. (halved) 0.5
Jack Nicklaus (2-up) 1 Maurice Bembridge 0
Arnold Palmer 0 Peter Oosterhuis (4 and 2) 1
Day Three Total 118 Day Three Total 5
United States 19 Great Britain/Ireland 13