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Billy Casper's amazing Ryder Cup record

Billy Casper Ryder Cup

In the history of the Ryder Cup, only two Americans have won 20 matches: Lanny Wadkins and Billy Casper. With a 20-10-7 career mark, no player has every accounted for more points than the BCG namesake.

Mr. Casper made eight Ryder Cup appearances in his career, not missing a single match from 1961-75. Not even Arnold Palmer, who missed the '69 and '75 teams, can say that (although the rules to qualify were different then). The only players to make more consecutive appearances for Team USA are Phil Mickelson, who makes his 11th this week at Gleneagles, and Jim Furyk, who is on his ninth-straight team this year.

If there's any one figure that can tell you how great of a Ryder Cup player Mr. Casper was, he didn't lose (he did halve) a single Ryder Cup match until his third Ryder Cup in the Day 1 afternoon foursomes session -- a span of 10 matches.

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