Ryder Cup Odds
The Ryder Cup will begin on Friday, September 24, 2021 on the Straits course at Whistling Straits, Haven, Wisconsin.
- Team Europe is the defending cup holder after its 17½–10½ victory over Team USA in 2018 at Le Golf National.
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- The Ryder Cup was delayed 12 months by the COVID pandemic, and will now occur on odd numbered years.
Ryder Cup FAQs
What is the Ryder Cup?
The Ryder Cup is a golf competition between two teams - the United States and Europe.
What format are they playing? How is it scored?
Both teams participate in a three-day match-play competition in two different formats - fourball and foursome matches. The last day is singles matches. In fourballs, each member of a 2-man team plays their ball, which means four balls are in play each hole. Each team counts the lowest of its two scores, and the team with the lowest score wins the hole. If there’s a tie, it is halved. In foursomes, each 2-man team plays one ball per hole with players taking turns hitting their ball. The same scoring rules apply in foursome that they do in fourball. In singles, each match features a player from each team. The same scoring rules apply in singles as the above formats. There will be 28 matches over the three days, and each is worth a point. Matches do not go into extra holes, and if there’s a tie after 18 holes, each team will get ½ point (halve).
What golfers are eligible to play in the Ryder Cup?
Qualifying for the U.S. team is different in Europe. For the U.S., all players have been able to earn points since the beginning of 2019 up until the BMW Championship (Aug. 29, 2021), which is the second leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs. The top six in points automatically make the team, and the other six roster spots are reserved for the captain’s picks. The European team will consist of the first four players from the European Points list. After that, the following five golfers will come from the top 5 in World Points List. The last three spots will be Captain’s picks.
How does a team win?
To win the Ryder Cup outright, a team must collect 14.5 or the 28 points available. If the score is tied, 14-14 at the end, the winning team from the previous Ryder Cup keeps the trophy.
Where is the Ryder Cup played? When does the Ryder Cup start, and how often is it played?
This year, the Ryder Cup will be played at Whistling Straits in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. The Ryder Cup competition is from September 24th-26th and occurs every other year.