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 (US)
JournalNational Identities
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • Golf
  • nation
  • place
  • success
  • team performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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