Christy O’Connor Jr. vs. Fred Couples in The 1989 Ryder Cup at The Belfry.
In 1989 The Belfry saw one of the greatest shots in Ryder Cup history. It had been a closely fought contest with every match and every hole being a tussle, leaving Europe heading into Sunday with a narrow 2 point lead. However, the U.S.A managed to quickly claw this back with Tom Kite’s 8&7 win over Howard Clark and wins in the 2 opening matches giving them the lead. Europe got themselves going and won the next 3 points. Still close at 12-10 it could go either way and the match between O’Connor Jr. and Couples was heading down the 18th.
Both players had found the fairway but O’Connor Jr. was a good 50 yards back following a huge drive from Couples. Cue O’Connor’s moment, sweetly striking his 2 iron to within 4 feet of the flag. Couples couldn’t find the green with his approach and when he failed to chip in, it handed O’Connor the point.
This gave Europe a 13-10 lead and helped them in retaining The Ryder Cup.
How to take part and play in The Ryder Cup Fan Game challenges
It’s very simple, just open Golf GameBook app, navigate to challenges section, join a challenge and head over to the course to play golf.
1. Go to the Challenges section.
2. Choose the challenge.
3. See the story & join to challenge.
4. Next round will be the challenge round. You can follow match live on course while you play.