Sept. 21-26, 2021 Whistling Straits, Kohler, WI
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How it Works

Team Selection
The US Team will be made up from the top six in the points rankings with six captain's picks. 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.
USA

All U.S. players will have the opportunity to earn points beginning in 2019 and concluding immediately after the second FedEx Cup Play-Off event (BMW Championship) on August 30, 2020. The points system for the American team will conclude on August 30, 2020 with the top six (6) players on the points list securing spots on the U.S. Team. The six (6) remaining slots on the U.S. Team will be Captain’s Selections and will be announced by the U.S. Captain on September 2 or 3, 2020.

EUROPE

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 Captain Padraig Harrington will complete the team with three captain's picks.

Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed 
2016 Ryder Cup - Morning Foursome Matches
Ryder Cup Format
Each of the first two days includes one four-match session of fourball and one four-match session of foursomes. The final day is reserved for 12 singles matches.
FOURBALL

In fourball, each member of a two-man team plays his own ball, so four balls are in play on every hole. Each team counts the lowest of its two scores on each hole, and the team whose player has the lowest score wins the hole. If the low scores are tied, the hole is halved.

FOURSOMES

In foursomes, each two-man team plays one ball per hole with the players taking turns until each hole is complete. Players alternate hitting tee shots, with one leading off on odd-numbered holes, and the other hitting first on even-numbered holes. The team with the low score on each hole wins that hole. If their scores are tied, the hole is halved.

SINGLES

In singles, each match features one player from each team. The player with the lower score on each hole wins that hole. If their scores are tied, the hole is halved.

2018 Ryder Cup - Morning Fourball 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.
POINTS

The three days of the matches consist of 28 total matches, each of which is worth one point. There are no extra holes in Ryder Cup matches. Should the two sides be tied after 18 holes, each side earns a halve (½ point).

CLAIMING THE CUP

To win the Ryder Cup outright, a team must collect 14 ½ of the 28 points available. In the case of a 14-14 draw, the winning team from the previous Ryder Cup retains the trophy.

CONCESSION

Unlike stroke play, players don't have to complete each hole in match play. If a player concedes a stroke – almost always a putt – to his opponent, the opponent picks up his ball, takes the score he would have made on the next stroke and moves on to the next hole.

Ryder Cup - Round 2
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