Sept. 22-28, 2025 Bethpage Black Course, Farmingdale, NY
2025 Ryder Cup Golf Course
Photo Credit: Gary Kellner/PGA of America/PGA

The PGA of America today announced the qualification process for the United States Team that will compete against Europe in the 13th Junior Ryder Cup to be held September 23-25, 2025.

The 2025 Junior Ryder Cup will take place over three days. Foursomes and four-ball matches will be contested at Nassau Country Club on Tuesday, Sept. 23 and Wednesday, Sept. 24. The decisive single matches will be contested at Bethpage Black, site of the 2025 Ryder Cup, on Thursday, Sept. 25, and streamed live on Peacock. This marks the first time the U.S. Ryder Cup venue will host the Junior Ryder Cup singles matches on the eve of the Ryder Cup.

The Junior Ryder Cup continues to serve as an international showcase for golf’s up and coming stars.
— PGA of America President John Lindert

The U.S. Team, which owns a 7-4-1 record in the event, will consist of six girls and six boys who are U.S. citizens and are members of the high school graduating class of 2026 or younger.

“The Junior Ryder Cup continues to serve as an international showcase for golf’s up and coming stars,” said PGA of America President John Lindert, Director of Golf at The Country Club of Lansing. “We look forward to hosting the U.S. and European teams at two incredible venues, and are excited to watch as the best junior golfers across the U.S. earn their place on the team.”

Junior Ryder Cup - The Club at Olde Stone - Fourball Match
BOWLING GREEN, KY - SEPTEMBER 15: Jordan Spieth and Alexis Thompson during the Fourball Matches of the Junior Ryder Cup held on September 15, 2008 at The Club at Olde Stone in Bowling Green, Kentucky. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/PGA of America via Getty Images)
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The 2025 U.S. Team points list for qualification will begin at the 2024 Junior PGA Championships, taking place July 30 - August 2 at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland. The final U.S. Junior Ryder Cup Team will be announced by the PGA of America on Tuesday, August 5, 2025, following the 49th Junior PGA Championships, July 29 - Aug. 1, 2025.

All potential players must compete in the 2025 Girls or Boys Junior PGA Championship to be eligible, unless exceptional circumstances prevent the player from competing.

Ten players will secure berths on the U.S. Team through the following exemptions: the top two finishers in the 2025 Girls and Boys Junior PGA Championships; the 2025 U.S. Girls’ Junior Champion; the 2025 U.S. Junior Amateur Champion and the top two girls and boys on the U.S. Junior Ryder Cup points list.

The final two spots, one girl and one boy, will be selected as captain’s picks. The PGA of America will consider multiple national ranking systems such as the Junior Golf Scoreboard, Rolex AJGA Rankings, World Amateur Golf Rankings as well as the remaining top Junior Ryder Cup points finishers.

Established in 1896, Nassau Country Club (NCC) has made an undeniable impact on the history of golf. NCC is home of the Nassau Bet as member J.B. Coles Tappan devised this system of scoring in 1900. The Nassau Bet is a highly-popular betting format that breaks the game into three segments, allowing players to compete over the front nine, back nine and the total 18 holes.

Franklin Nelson Doubleday, publishing magnate and Nassau member, was credited with the invention of the Goat Tournament, which became a popular tournament throughout the first half of the 20th century. The Goat Tournament was a golf competition for which pocket pieces containing a “Goat Rampant” inscribed on one side and the member’s name on the other. Members entering the competition purchased one of the pocket pieces and were then eligible to challenge another entrant. The loser surrendered his ‘goat’ to the winner.

The Calamity Jane, the most famous putter in golf history, was given to Bobby Jones at Nassau by PGA of America Golf Professional Jim Maiden.

Numerous notable golf course architects have made their mark on NCC, including Tom Bendelow, Seth Raynor, Herbert Strong, Devereux Emmett, Bob Cupp, Cynthia Die McGarey, Tom Marzolf and Fazio Design.

“We are honored to be a part of this special occasion,” said current Nassau Country Club President, Kerrill O’Mahony. “Having the best 24 teenage young men and women from the U.S. and Europe come and showcase their skills over our historic links is a great thrill to us as hosts and we welcome them warmly.”

Since 1997, the Junior Ryder Cup has matched the top junior golfers from the United States against the top junior golfers from Europe in a biennial competition that leads into the Ryder Cup. The international showcase of golf’s next generation is designed to continue to build international friendships among the top junior golfers in the world.

Major champions, PGA TOUR and LPGA Tour players are among the notable Junior Ryder Cup alumni including: Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Scottie Scheffler, Tony Finau, Lexi Thompson, Rose Zhang, Yealimi Noh and Brittany Altomare of the United States; and Rory McIlroy, Nicolas Colsaerts, Suzann Pettersen, Emily Pedersen and Carlota Ciganda of Europe.

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KOHLER, WI - SEPTEMBER 22: Nick Dunlap of team United States hits his shot during the Junior Ryder Cup Exhibition Match for the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits on September 22, 2021 in Kohler, WI. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/PGA of America)
Photo Credit: Maddie Meyer/PGA of America/PGA

Nick Dunlap was a member of the 2021 U.S. Junior Ryder Cup team, and recently captured his first PGA TOUR victory at the 2024 The American Express. Miles Russell, who represented the U.S. at the 2023 Junior Ryder Cup, became the youngest player to make the cut in the history of the Korn Ferry Tour when the 15-year-old shot 5-under 66 on Friday at the 2024 Lecom Suncoast Classic. Russell accepted a sponsor exemption to make his PGA TOUR debut at the Rocket Mortgage Classic.

For additional information on the qualification process, visit here

Junior Ryder Cup History

Year
Winner
Score
Location
1997
United States
7 - 5
Sotogrande, Spain
1999
Europe
10½ - 1½
Boston, MA
2002
Europe
9½ - 2½
Straffan, County Kildare, Ireland
2004
Europe
8½ - 3½
Westfield Center, OH
2006
Halved
6 - 6
Newport, Wales
2008
United States
22-2
Bowling Green, KY
2010
United States
13½ - 10½
Gleneagles, Scotland
2012
United States
14½- 9½
Olympia Fields, IL
2014
United States
16-8
Blairgowrie, Scotland
2016
United States
15½ - 8½  
Minneapolis, MN
2018
United States
12½ - 11½  
Paris, France
2023
Europe
20½ - 9½  
Rome, Italy

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