Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The 20th Ryder Cup Matches were held at Muirfield in Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland. The United States team won the competition by a score of 19 to 13 points. For the first time, what had previously been the "Great Britain" team was called "Great Britain and Ireland", although golfers from the Republic of Ireland had played since 1953, and from Northern Ireland since 1947. The Ryder Cup is a match play event, with each match worth one point.