The Ryder Cup is here! The most famous golf competition between teams from Europe and the United States is contested every two years with the venue alternating between courses in the United States and Europe.
The 42nd Ryder Cup kicks things off on September 28th, 2018 from Le Golf National in Paris, France.
When is it?
The competition begins tomorrow, so Friday 28th September at 7.10 am BST, and ends on Sunday 30th September, lasting three days.
Where can I watch it?
The event will be live on Sly Sports. It will also be streamed live on RyderCup.com.
The 2018 Ryder Cup has arrived with a tremendous end-of-year event filled with national pride and some of the best golfers in the world. The United States will be going for its second straight Ryder Cup (first in Europe since 1993) starting on Friday, while Europe looks to bounce back from a disastrous loss two years ago. The last two times the U.S. has won, it has gone a combined 7-1 in the first matches, so a hot start will likely be paramount if they’re going to repeat.
Who has been selected for team Europe and USA?
United States captain Jim Furyk has named Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker as his vice-captains for the 2018 Ryder Cup. The eight players who automatically qualified for the Ryder Cup based on their finishing position in the US PGA Championship were: Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Patrick Reed, Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Webb Simpson. Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and Bryson DeChambeau were announced as wildcards by Jim Furyk on September 4. Tony Finau became the final member of the team when he was picked on September 10.
The US has not won in Europe since 1993 at The Belfry and faces a European team led by Denmark’s Thomas Bjorn, who was appointed as captain in December. The eight automatic qualifiers who booked their spots were: Thorbjorn Olesen joins Francesco Molinari, Justin Rose, Tyrrell Hatton, Tommy Fleetwood, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy and Alex Noren on the European team. Thomas Bjorn then named Paul Casey, Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter, and Henrik Stenson as his four wildcards.
Who has the better track record?
The USA has won twice as many Ryder Cups as Europe since it began in 1927, with a total of 26 compared to 13. The turn of the millennium, however, saw Europe look the more dominant continent, winning six of the last eight competitions.
The USA team, who beat Europe in 2016 at Hazeltine, will attempt to retain the trophy.
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