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Ryder Cup 2018: When it is, where it is, and everything else you need to know

Here's everything you need to know about the 42nd Ryder Cup, which will be held Sept. 28-30, 2018, at Le Golf National in Guyancourt, France.

COMPETITION: Each of the first two days consists of morning and afternoon sessions of team play. One session each day will be foursomes (alternate shot) and the other will be four-ball (better ball) with the final day reserved for 12 singles matches. 

HOST COURSE: Le Golf National, located 20 miles west of Paris, France, opened in 1990. The parkland-style course is about 5 miles from  the Chateau of Versailles, once the home of Louis XIV. The Albatross stadium course was designed by Hubert Chesneau and von Hagge Design Associates.

SCORING, HOW IT WORKS: Here's the complete, official guide to how the Ryder Cup is scored and how to win.

STATISTICS AND HISTORY: You can find American Ryder Cup team and individual records here and European Ryder Cup records here.

HOW TO WATCH: The 2018 Ryder Cup will stream live on RyderCup.com and be broadcast by the NBC Sports Group, including NBC and Golf Channel. 

HOW THE RYDER CUP TEAMS ARE MADE: The United States roster is based on points compiled by the PGA of America. In 2016, the top eight in the points standings at the conclusion of The Barclays on Aug. 28 made the team. U.S. Captain Davis Love III made four additional captain's picks. The leading five players on the European Tour's World Points List as of Aug. 22 made the European roster, and the leading four players on the European Points List as of Aug. 28 joined them. Captain Darren Clarke made his three Captain's Picks on Aug. 30.

HOW TO WIN THE RYDER CUP: To win the Ryder Cup outright, a team must collect 14 1/2 of the 28 points available. In the case of a 14-14 draw, the winning team from the previous Ryder Cup retains the trophy. The United States, the 2016 champion, would retain the trophy in the event of a tie at Le Golf National.

RYDER CUP HISTORY: The American team leads in victories, 26-13. You can see a year-by-year listing of Ryder Cup winners here.

WATCH BELOW: The best moments from the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine: