On this day in 1991 The 29th Ryder Cup concluded on The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Kiawah Island, South Carolina, southwest of Charleston.
The United States team won the competition by 14Â½ to 13Â½ points, winning back the Cup on the 18th hole of the final match. Bernhard Langer missed a six-foot (1.8 m) par putt which would have won his match and clinched a 14-all tie and retained the Ryder Cup for Europe. It was the first win for the US since 1983, after consecutive losses to Europe in 1985 and 1987 and a tie in 1989. Due the fierce competition, gamesmanship and general over exuberance of the US Team and their fans, these Ryder Cup Matches became known as the “War on the Shore.”
The Ocean Course later hosted the PGA Championship in 2012.