The history of the Ryder Cup
By mustang6560 on 9/25/12
Martin Davis, a golf historian for The Golf Channel, filed a piece in the New York Times about the interesting history of the Ryder Cup.
For many years, it was accepted as fact that the Ryder Cup was dreamed up in 1926 by Samuel Ryder, a successful English seed merchant, as he was celebrating at Wentworth Golf Club in Surrey, England, with a group of British professionals in the afterglow of their 13 ½-1 ½ victory over an American team. Marveling at the fine play and camaraderie between the two sides, Ryder reportedly said: "We must do this again! I'll donate the trophy."
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