Ryder Cup greats from the Oxford DNB
As much as we love spending all day reading the OUPBlog we recognize that there is other great content out there. For example the Ryder Cup Greats on the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. From the 19th to 21st of September golfers from the United States and Europe battle it out for the Ryder Cup, the sport’s most prestigious team competition. The cup is named after Samuel Ryder, an English seed merchant and passionate amateur player, who funded an international match between British and American professionals in 1926 and sponsored a regular tournament from the following year.
To mark this year’s contest the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography has picked two teams of Ryder Cup greats active from the 1930s to the present day, and drawn from the Oxford DNB, American National Biography, and Who’s Who. Check it out!