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Some of golf’s greatest ever players have contested the Ryder Cup for Europe, but which player has recorded the most points.

First officially contested in 1927, the Ryder Cup has witnessed several of the game’s great players battle it out for priceless points.

While Europe has lost the biennial match more times than it has won it, the continental team boasts having the all-time leading Ryder Cup points scorer.

So, who has secured the most points for Europe in the Ryder Cup?

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Europe’s leading Ryder Cup points scorer

That man is Sergio Garcia, who is widely recognised as the best Ryder Cup player of all time.

The Spaniard has won 28.5 points while wearing blue and gold and remains the youngest player to ever take part in the fierce rivalry.

At just 19 years old, Garcia kickstarted the most successful Ryder Cup career at the infamous ‘Battle of Brookline’ in 1999.

Despite being a rookie, he picked up 3.5 points, which was the joint most in his team after only losing one match all week.

Garcia made ten consecutive appearances in the Ryder Cup on his way to breaking the existing points records, from his debut year in 1999 to his last start in 2021.

It was on his continent where he surpassed Nick Faldo’s points record.

Garcia grabbed the record-breaking point at the 2018 Ryder Cup in France when he defeated American Rickie Fowler in his Sunday singles match.

The 2017 Masters champion signed for LIV Golf in 2022, making it increasingly unlikely he would compete in the Ryder Cup again.

But in a glittering Ryder Cup career, Garcia won 25 of 44 matches, drawing 12 and losing just seven over a 22-year span.

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Europe’s leading Ryder Cup points scorers

  1. Sergio Garcia: 28.5 points
  2. Nick Faldo: 25 points
  3. Bernhard Langer: 24 points
  4. Colin Montgomerie: 23.5 points
  5. Lee Westwood: 23 points
  6. Seve Ballesteros: 20.5 points
  7. Jose Maria Olazabal: 20.5 points
  8. Tony Jacklin: 17 points
  9. Ian Woosnam: 16.5 points
  10. Neil Coles: 15.5 points

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