The 25th Ryder Cup Matches were held at the PGA National Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.The United States team won the competition by a score of 14½ to 13½ points but for the first time the Europeans showed that they had the ability to compete at their level and that it would only be a matter of time before a European victory would happen.
The Ryder Cup is a match play event, with each match worth one point. The competition format in 1983 was as follows:
Day 1 — 4 foursome (alternate shot) matches in a morning session and 4 four-ball (better ball) matches in an afternoon session
Day 2 — 4 four-ball matches in a morning session and 4 foursome matches in an afternoon session
Day 3 — 12 singles matches
With a total of 28 points, 14½ points were required to win the Cup. All matches were played to a maximum of 18 holes.