In the build-up to the 2018 Ryder Cup in France, TSZ will be publishing a number of articles which examine statistics covering the history of the biennial competition between USA and Europe.
English legend Nick Faldo leads the way for Team Europe having participated in 11 different Ryder Cup tournaments, spanning a 20-year period. Faldo was part of the winning side on five occasions during this time span (1989 ended in a draw but Team Europe retained the trophy).
The leading American in terms of appearances is Phil Mickelson, who has also been present at 11 Ryder Cups. However, 'Leftie' has been selected in the 2018 team and will overtake Faldo when the tournament kicks off in late September.