Sept. 21-26, 2021 Whistling Straits, Kohler, WI

Making par can get you a long way in foursomes at the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National.

Nearly 30 percent of the holes (34 of 122) played in the Ryder Cup's Friday and Saturday foursomes sessions were won with a par. Across the eight foursomes matches, one of the two pairings in each match won a point on 71 holes, meaning nearly half of the holes that were won, were won with a par.

WATCH AND FOLLOW: How to watchViewer’s guide | Ryder Cup at a glance | Download our app: Apple devices | Android devices

Forty one other holes were halved with a par, meaning that on roughly 61 percent of the holes making par would – at the very least – be enough to prevent your opponent from gaining a point in the match.

Additionally, Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth won the par-4 4th hole with a bogey on Saturday and two other holes were halved with scores worse than par, including the par-3 2nd hole with a pair of triple-bogeys by Garcia/Noren and Watson/Simpson.

MORE: Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth salvage U.S. win | What you'd earn shooting even par on the PGA Tour

The 8th and 10th holes were the most common holes to be won with a par at six and four "par wins," respectively. The complete list of the number of times a par was the winning score on a hole in foursomes is listed below.

HolePar Wins
8th6
10th4
1st3
5th3
7th3
12th3
2nd2
6th2
9th2
11th2
3rd1
13th1
15th1
17th1

On the other hand, pars aren't nearly as valuable in four-balls. Only six of the 134 holes (4.5 percent) played in the four-ball matches Friday and Saturday were won with a par.

With four of the world's best players each competing with their own ball in every four-ball match, it's rare that the best of the four scores is a par.

However, it's a different story when two players are playing one ball (perhaps a ball they're not used to, too) and alternating shots.

WATCH BELOW: How Europe dominated on Saturday morning


More News

Sign Up for our Newsletter
Enter your email address to receive updates on changes in rankings and important announcements.
We appreciate your interest in and excitement for The Ryder Cup. We will be sharing important updates as they become available.
There has been an error in your submission. Please try again.