Sept. 21-26, 2021 Whistling Straits, Kohler, WI
2018 Ryder Cup - Afternoon Foursome Matches

43rd Ryder Cup: Tale of the Tape

The Course
Whistling Straits
Open, rugged and windswept terrain defines the walking-only, links-style Straits course sculpted along two miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. A masterpiece in the world of golf created by Pete Dye.

Tickets & Events

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Today, the Ryder Cup is golf’s pre-eminent event, biennially bringing together 12-member teams from the U.S. and Europe for glory and pride on a three-day worldwide stage. Spanning 91 years and now 42 competitions, the Ryder Cup also is among the last great professional sporting events where winning, and not prize money, is the reward.

How it Works

The Ryder Cup is played in odd-numbered years between 12-member teams from the United States and Europe. It consists of five match-play sessions played over three days.
Team Selection
The European Team will comprise the first four players from the European Points List, followed by the leading five players from the World Points List and completed by three wild cards. The U.S. Team will be made up from the top six in the points rankings with six captain's picks.
Ryder Cup Format
Each of the first two days includes one four-match session of four-ball and one four-match session of foursomes. The final day is reserved for 12 singles matches.
Ryder Cup Scoring
Each match is worth one point, with matches ending in a draw worth ½ point to each side. The first team to reach 14 ½ points wins the Ryder Cup. If the matches end in a 14-14 draw, the team holding the Ryder Cup retains it.

Future Venues

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    Marco Simone Golf & Country Club
    Rome, Italy
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    Bethpage Black
    Farmingdale, New York
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    Adare Manor
    County Limerick, Ireland
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