Ryder Cup team wins award

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The Independent Online

Europe's Ryder Cup team, victorious in America this year for only the second time, are the runaway winners of the Writers' Trophy for 1995.

Despite Annika Sorenstam's unique feat of topping both the United States and European money lists, Colin Montgomerie's Order of Merit hat-trick and Britain and Ireland's regaining of the Walker Cup, Bernard Gallacher's side collected nearly 70 per cent of the votes among members of the Association of Writers.

It is the third time in 11 years that the Ryder Cup team have won the award, given to the person or persons born or resident in Europe who have made the most outstanding contribution to golf during the preceding 12 months. Gallacher will be presented with the trophy during next July's Open at Royal Lytham.