We've selected one iconic image from each of the last 12 Ryder Cup matches from 1989 at The Belfry to 2012 at Medinah

2010: Graeme McDowell was Europe's hero at Celtic Manor, winning the decisive singles match against Hunter Mahan on the 17th.

2010: Graeme McDowell was Europe’s hero at Celtic Manor, winning the decisive singles match against Hunter Mahan to clinch the cup.

 

2008: A fired up USA side won convincingly at Valhalla in 2008, ending a streak of 3 successive victories for Europe.

2008: A fired up USA side won convincingly at Valhalla in 2008, ending a streak of 3 successive victories for Europe.

 

2006: An emotional Ryder Cup which saw Darren Clarke, playing just shortly after his wife passed away, win 3 points to help lead Europe to victory at The K Club.

2006: An emotional Ryder Cup which saw Darren Clarke, playing just shortly after his wife passed away, win 3 points to help lead Europe to victory at The K Club.

 

2004: It was only fitting that Colin Montgomerie holed the winning putt in 2004, when Europe beat the USA by the largest margin of victory since 1981.

2004: It was only fitting that Colin Montgomerie holed the winning putt in 2004, when Europe beat the USA by the largest margin of victory since 1981.

 

2002: This years captain Paul McGinley dramatically holed the winning putt for Europe on the 18th green at The Belfry back in 2002.

2002: This years captain Paul McGinley dramatically holed the winning putt for Europe on the 18th green at The Belfry back in 2002.

 

1999: The "Battle at Brookline" was one of the most controversial Ryder Cup's in history, with the US winning narrowly 14.5-13.5.

1999: The “Battle at Brookline” was one of the most controversial Ryder Cup’s in history, with the US winning narrowly 14.5-13.5.

 

1997: The late Seve Ballesteros captained Europe to victory in his home nation of Spain at Valderrama in 1997.

1997: The late Seve Ballesteros captained Europe to victory in his home nation of Spain at Valderrama in 1997.

 

1995: Unheralded Irish rookie Philip Walton sealed victory for Europe by beating Jay Haas 1up at Oak Hill.

1995: Unheralded Irish rookie Philip Walton sealed victory for Europe by beating Jay Haas 1up at Oak Hill.

 

1993: Davis Love III secured victory for the US at The Belfry, beating Constantino Rocca on the 18th green on Sunday.

1993: Davis Love III secured victory for the US at The Belfry, beating Constantino Rocca on the 18th green on Sunday.

 

1991: Bernard Langer's short missed putt on the 18th green in 1991's "War on the Shore" meant the US prevailed by just a single point.

1991: Bernard Langer’s short missed putt on the 18th green in 1991’s “War on the Shore” meant the US prevailed by just a single point.

 

1989: The formidable partnership of Ballesteros and Olazabal was unbeaten at The Belfry in 1989 as Europe retained the cup.

1989: The formidable partnership of Ballesteros and Olazabal was unbeaten at The Belfry in 1989 as Europe retained the cup.