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8. The Greenbrier

Greenbrier Course (1979)

Thanks to the once-in-a-generation star power of Seve Ballesteros, 1979's event at West Virginia's Greenbrier marked a dramatic shift in the Ryder Cup, as the traditional Great Britain & Ireland team gave way to the pan-European side we've known ever since. The contest was held on the Greenbrier Course, a Jack Nicklaus renovation of a Seth Raynor layout, and saw a 17–11 U.S. win. In recent years, the Greenbrier Course has been somewhat eclipsed by Lester George's restoration of the Old White—one of the quirkiest stops on the PGA Tour schedule. Of course, with four layouts at the resort, a Ryder Cup-style event could easily be spread around to maximize variety.

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