With the 2016 Ryder Cup fast approaching, we look at the greatest players to ever compete.
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Ian Poulterage 42 - His winning percentage of .722 is still the best in Ryder Cup history for all golfers with at least 15 matches played.
Seve BallesterosDied at 54 (1957-2011) - Seve's record was achieved against some phenomenal opposition. His record speaks for itself: 20-12-5 (.608). His partnership with Jose Maria Olazabal was legendary.
Arnold Palmerage 88 - Arnie terrorised Great Britain and Ireland during the 60s and 70s and he still has the best-ever record for an American- 22-8-2, .719
Jose Maria Olazabal Jose's Ryder Cup record is up there with the best: 18-8-5. His partnership with Seve is considered to be one of the best in history.
Lanny Wadkinsage 68 - Wadkins was 9-6-0 in foursomes, 7-3-1 in fourballs and 4-2-2 in singles. That adds up to 20-11-3, a 63.2-percent success rate.
Colin Montgomerieage 54 - Montgomerie played the Ryder Cup eight times, 36 matches total, and lost only nine times. His overall record was 20-9-7 (.653), and that included an 8-3-3 mark in foursomes.
Nick Faldoage 60 - Faldo holds three very destinguished Ryder he holds the Ryder Cup records for most match victories (23), most matches played (46) and most Cups played (11).
Lee Westwoodage 44 - Europe have leaned on Lee Westwood during his consistent career. He will be crucial at this year's Ryder Cup.
Tom Lehmanage 59 - An unlikely inclusion on the list, Lehman played in three Ryder Cups finishing with a 65% win percentage after 10 matches. It may seem modest, but he played (and beat) some of the best opposition Europe had to offer. ...
Tom Kiteage 68 - Kite played in seven Cups, 28 matches, but it's in singles where Kite really stands out. He played seven singles matches and never lost (5-0-2).