4. 1969; U.S. 16 Great Britain 16
Perhaps the ultimate display of sportsmanship took place at Royal Birkdale’s 18th green. With the match tied, the Cup would be decided via the final individual match between Jack Nicklaus and Tony Jacklin. With both men on the green, Jacklin putted first, leaving it two-and-a-half-feet from the hole. Nicklaus putted for the win, missed, but sank the comebacker. He then picked up Jacklin’s ball, conceding the half.