Ryder Cup 2016

Ryder Cup 2016

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When is it?

The 40th Ryder Cup will take start on 30th September  2016 and will run for three days days until 2nd October.

The golf begins on the Friday with the winners crowned on the Sunday.


Where is it being held?

For the first time in four years the Ryder Cup will be held at an American golf course, at the Hazeltine National Golf Club, Chaska, Minnesota.

The prestigious mid north-western club will become only the second course to have hosted the Ryder Cup, PGA Championship, U.S. Open, U.S. Senior Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Amateur Open.


What TV channel will it be on?

Sky Sports. Watch it live on our big screen right here at DGC! Coverage starts on Friday 1pm UK time.


Who are the two captains? 

Having represented Europe in no fewer than five Ryder Cups, Darren Clark will captain the reigning champions for the first time this year.


Davis Love III, 52, was announced as the captain of the USA team by the PGA of America President and U.S. Ryder Cup Task Force in  February 2015.

Love captain the American side in their Medinah defeat in 2012 and becomes only the eight man to captain in more than one Ryder Cup.


Who are the reigning champions?

Europe have won the last four Ryder Cups; including their victory at Gleneagles in 2014.


How does team selection work and how are the two teams shaping up?

Of the 12 spots available on each team, players can automatically qualify for one of nine places through an ongoing points system.

Rory McIlroy, Willett, Henrik Stenson, and Chris Wood gained qualification as the current top four players on the Ryder Cup European Points List with Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose, Cabrera Bello, Andy Sullivan and Matthew Fitzpatrick coming through the Ryder Cup World Points List.

The American qualifiers will be confirmed on Sunday 28 August, with the top eight as it stands looking as follows: Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Phil Michelson, Jimmy Walker, Brooks Koepka, Zach Johnson, J.B. Holme s and Patrick Reed.

Both captains will choose their wildcard picks shortly to make up the remainder of their respective rosters.


How does the format work?

Ryder Cup golf is effectively matchplay golf, but with a number of different variations in a 28 match tournament speed across three days.

Each of the first two days includes one four-match session of four-balls and one four-match session of foursomes. The final day is reserved for 12 singles matches.

Of the 28 matches played, one point is awarded to each team for a win, while a half point is awarded if the match is drawn.

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