A lot has happened since the USA last won the event in Europe...
14 Things That Have Happened Since The USA Last Won The Ryder Cup in Europe
The 2018 Ryder Cup is in the books and Europe emerged victorious once again by a margin of 17.5 points to 10.5.
The contest was tense for an hour or so during the Sunday singles but the Europeans pulled away to complete another victory on home soil.
In fact, the United States last victory away from home during the Ryder Cup last came in 1993, so in this piece we take a look at 14 things that have happened since the Americans last won the Cup in Europe.
1. Jon Rahm, who defeated Tiger Woods in the 2018 Ryder Cup singles, was not even born yet. (He was born in 1994).
2. The Softspikes plastic spike debuts in 1993. From this point, metal spikes were on their way out of the game – unless you’re Tiger Woods who still wears them in 2018.
3. Schindlers List, Forrest Gump, Braveheart, and Titanic all won Best Picture Academy Awards.
4. The first edition of the Sony Playstation was launched.
5. Jim Furyk in 1993 had not qualified for a full season on the PGA Tour yet. He would do so at the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament where he shot six-under to secure his card for the 1994 season. Furyk has had his entire career since the US last won on European soil, that includes 26 pro wins including a major.
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6. Tiger Woods, who failed to win a match at the 2018 Ryder Cup, has also had his entire career since then. He has won 14 Majors, 80 PGA Tour titles and spent 683 weeks as world number one.
7. The Channel Tunnel hadn’t opened yet. It opened in May 1994.
8. Nick Faldo was world number one during the 1993 Ryder Cup. Since then 18 men have held the number one spot.
9. Arsene Wenger managed Arsenal for 22 years, starting in 1996 and ending in 2018.
10. The money available on the PGA Tour has sky-rocketed. In 1994 Nick Price lead that statistic with $1,499,927. In 2018, Justin Thomas leads the PGA Tour with $8,694,821 according to the PGA Tour.
11. Titleist brought out their first professional ball in 1994.
12. Dubai looked like this in 1993…
It now looks like this…
13. Harry Kane was born two months earlier than the 1993 Ryder Cup at The Belfry.
14. Generation X’s Woodstock took place in New York in 1994. It was the first real Woodstock event since the famous 1969 event.
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