It’s almost time again, the excitement is building, and we’re a little less than a month away from the biggest head-to-head golf, the Ryder Cup.
With such strong prospective teams in this year’s matches, choosing a winner is a bit like betting on red or black at a UK online casino, you just do not know who is going to win.
When is the Ryder Cup played?
This will be the 43rd iteration of the Ryder Cup, starting on September 24th and ending on September 26th. However, the Ryder Cup would be played in September 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been postponed and will now be played next month.
Where will the Ryder Cup be hosted this year?
The 43rd Ryder Cup is played on Whistling Straits. The course is located in Kohler, Wisconsin. This is the first time that this course presents the Ryder Cup. Whistling Straits has hosted other events on the PGA Tour in the past, the PGA Championship in 2004, 2010 and 2015. The U.S. Senior Open was also played here in 2007. This track is therefore not a stranger to the highest competition.
Where can I watch the Ryder Cup in the UK?
In the UK, Sky Sports is home to golf on TV. You can catch the entire tournament at Sky Sports Main Event and at Sky Sports Golf, which means you will not miss anything.
What is the format of the Ryder Cup?
The Ryder Cup teams consist of the top 12 players, and the Ryder Cup is played over three days. Game in the first two days consists of a session of four balls and a foursome session. On the third and final day, 12 singles matches are played.
Each match has 1 point to win, and each match that ends in a draw is worth ½ point for each team. Any team that scores 14½ points in the competition wins the Ryder Cup. In the event of a draw at the end of the three days, the team that previously won the Ryder Cup retains the trophy. The last team to win the Ryder Cup was Team Europe in 2018, at Le Golf National in Paris, with a score of 17.5-10.5.
Who are the team’s captains?
A new captain is selected before the Ryder Cup, Steve Stricker has been named captain of Team USA this year and Padraig Harrington is captain of Team Europe in 2021.
How does a player qualify for Team Europe and Team USA?
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the qualification for both US and European competitors has been expanded. Both teams consist of 12 players, and players must earn Ryder Cup points during the qualifying period. The top six players in the position of each qualifying team automatically qualify for each of the teams. The remaining six positions are filled with each team captain’s choices. The final teams are selected after the BMW Championship.