The Belfry
The Belfry is a golf resort in Wishaw
Wishaw, Warwickshire
Wishaw is a village and civil parish in the north-west of Warwickshire, England. It is located within the district of North Warwickshire and is famous as the home of The Belfry golf resort, which has hosted the Ryder Cup on no less than four separate occasions...

, Warwickshire
Warwickshire is a landlocked non-metropolitan county in the West Midlands region of England. The county town is Warwick, although the largest town is Nuneaton. The county is famous for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare...

, England, very near the Sutton Coldfield
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 district of Birmingham
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, and owned since 2005 by Irish
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 businessman Sean Quinn
Seán Quinn
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The resort has three golf courses. The Brabazon Course is the main tournament course, and the others are The PGA National and The Derby. The headquarters of The Professional Golfers' Association are also located there, as are a hotel, tennis courts and a leisure spa.

The Belfry has hosted the Ryder Cup
Ryder Cup
The Ryder Cup is a biennial golf competition between teams from Europe and the United States. The competition is jointly administered by the PGA of America and the PGA European Tour, and is contested every two years, the venue alternating between courses in the United States and Europe...

 on four occasions, and has also staged numerous European Tour events.

Ryder Cup

YearWinner| Score
2002 Ryder Cup
The 34th Ryder Cup Matches were held between 27–29 September 2002, on the Brabazon Course at The Belfry in Wishaw, Warwickshire, England ....

  Europe 15½ 12½
1993 Ryder Cup
The 30th Ryder Cup Matches were held at The Belfry in Wishaw, Warwickshire, England . The United States team won the competition by a margin of 15 to 13 points.-Format:...

  United States 15 13
1989 Ryder Cup
The 28th Ryder Cup Matches were held at The Belfry in Wishaw, Warwickshire, England . For only the second time, the competition ended in a draw at 14 to 14 points, but the European team retained the Cup since they had won it outright in 1987.-Format:The Ryder Cup is a match play event, with each...

Tie; Europe retains Cup
14 14
1985 Ryder Cup
The 26th Ryder Cup Matches were held at the Brabazon Course of The Belfry in Wishaw, Warwickshire, England. Team Europe won the competition for the first time by a score of 16½ to 11½ points. This marked the first time Team USA had not retained the cup since 1957.-Format:The Ryder Cup is a match...

  Europe 16½ 11½

European Tour

2008 Quinn Insurance British Masters    Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño
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2007 Quinn Direct British Masters    Lee Westwood
Lee Westwood
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2006 Quinn Direct British Masters    Johan Edfors
Johan Edfors
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2003 Benson & Hedges International Open
Benson & Hedges International Open
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  Paul Casey
Paul Casey
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2002 Benson & Hedges International Open    Ángel Cabrera
Angel Cabrera
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2001 Benson & Hedges International Open    Henrik Stenson
Henrik Stenson
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2000 Benson & Hedges International Open    José María Olazábal
José María Olazábal
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1992 Murphy's English Open
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  Vicente Fernández
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1991 NM English Open    David Gilford
David Gilford
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1990 NM English Open    Mark James 
1989 NM English Open    Mark James 

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