Torrance McEvoy Receive Royal Honors

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Torrance, SamSam Torrance topped the sporting category of Queen Elizabeth II's New Year's Honors for leading the European Team to victory in the 2002 Ryder Cup.
 
Europe won the Cup back from the American team in September at The Belfry, by 15 1/2 to 12 1/2, despite being considered underdogs and facing the top two players in the world.
 
Torrance was awarded an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, or OBE.
 
Also honored with an OBE was Peter McEvoy. McEvoy was recently appointed as chairman of the R&A Selection Committee, and led Great Britain & Ireland to victory in the 1999 and 2001 Walker Cups, and has many other amateur titles.