How to win the Ryder Cup: an analysis of individual player performance and collective national performance in Team Europe

John Harris, Nicholas Wise, Sangkwon Lee

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Abstract

This paper looks at the geographical composition of European Ryder Cup teams in the biennial golf match against the United States of America. It looks at the different nationalities that have been a part of Team Europe and considers what combination of players is most likely to contribute to European success. It was found that Europe is most successful when more countries are represented. A European team will be more likely to win a match staged in Europe and that the best chance of doing this is when the team comprises of 8 or 9 different nationalities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-20
Number of pages20
JournalNational Identities
Volume25
Issue number1
Early online date7 Dec 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Keywords

  • golf
  • team performance
  • nation
  • place
  • success

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • History
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences

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