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The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation.

The Ryder Cup of lung transplantation

  • K Hoetzenecker
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    Reprint requests: Konrad Hoetzenecker, MD, PhD, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18-20, A-1090 Vienna. Telephone: +43 1 40400 56440.
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    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
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  • R Vos
    Affiliations
    Department of Respiratory Diseases, University Hospitals Leuven - Campus Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium

    Laboratory of Respiratory Diseases and Thoracic Surgery (BREATHE), Dept of Chronic Diseases and Metabolism, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
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Published:September 20, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2022.09.010
      The Ryder Cup is one of the most prestigious golf tournaments. First organized in 1921, it has become a major event in professional golf and attracts 40.000 to 45.000 fans. Unlike other tournaments where single players compete against each other, the Ryder Cup is a competition between two golf teams – one formed by the current best twelve European golfers and one formed by the current best twelve United States golfers. From its early years until the 1980s, the Ryder Cup was dominated by US golfers, however, this changed and since 1979 Europe won the Cup 11 times opposed by only 9 US wins.
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