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The 43rd Ryder Cup Matches will be held in the United States from September 25 to 27, 2020, on the Straits course at Whistling Straits, Haven, Wisconsin.[1] Team Europe is the reigning cup holder after its 17½–10½ victory over Team USA in 2018 at Le Golf National.

43rd Ryder Cup Matches
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DatesSeptember 25–27, 2020
VenueWhistling Straits
LocationHaven, Wisconsin
Captains
United States Europe
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Whistling Straits is located in the United States
Whistling Straits
Whistling Straits
Location in the United States
Whistling Straits is located in Wisconsin
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Whistling Straits
Location in Wisconsin

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FormatEdit

The Ryder Cup is a match play event, with each match worth one point. The competition format will be as follows:

  • Day 1 (Friday) – 4 foursome (alternate shot) matches and 4 fourball (better ball) matches
  • Day 2 (Saturday) – 4 foursome matches and 4 fourball matches
  • Day 3 (Sunday) – 12 singles matches

On the first two days there are 4 foursome matches and 4 fourball matches with the home captain choosing which are played in the morning and which in the afternoon.

With a total of 28 points available, 14½ points are required to win the Cup, and 14 points are required for the defending champion to retain the Cup. All matches are played to a maximum of 18 holes.

CourseEdit

Team qualification and selectionEdit

  United StatesEdit

The United States qualification rules were announced on February 20, 2019. The qualification rules are similar to those used for the 2018 Ryder Cup.[2] The majority of the team are selected from the Ryder Cup points list which is based on prize money won in important tournaments. Generally one point is awarded for every $1,000 earned. The team consists of:

  • The leading eight players on the Ryder Cup points list, gained in the following events
  • Four captain's picks

  EuropeEdit

The European team qualification rules were announced on May 8, 2019. The number of captain's picks was reduced from four to three. The team will consist of:[3][4]

  • The leading four players on the Race to Dubai Points List
    • Points earned in all Race to Dubai tournaments starting in September 2019 with the BMW PGA Championship and ending with the BMW PGA Championship in September 2020. Points earned in the later events of 2020 will be multiplied by 1.5.
  • The leading five players, not qualified above, on the World Points List
    • Total World Points earned in Official World Golf Ranking events starting in September 2019 with the BMW PGA Championship and ending with the BMW PGA Championship in September 2020. Points earned in the later events of 2020 will be multiplied by 1.5. No World points will be earned from tournaments staged opposite Rolex Series tournaments in both 2019 and 2020.
  • Three captain's picks
    • To be announced in the week after the final qualifying event.

TeamsEdit

CaptainsEdit

Steve Stricker was named as the US captain on February 20, 2019.[5]

Pádraig Harrington was named as the European captain on January 8, 2019.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Everything you need to know about the 2020 Ryder Cup". Ryder Cup.
  2. ^ "How players will qualify for the 2020 U.S. Ryder Cup team". PGA of America. February 20, 2019.
  3. ^ "Ryder Cup 2020: Padraig Harrington to cut wildcard picks from four to three". BBC Sport. May 8, 2019.
  4. ^ "Europe Ryder Cup 2020 qualification process confirmed". European Tour. May 8, 2019.
  5. ^ "Ryder Cup: Steve Stricker named US captain for 2020 against Europe". BBC Sport. February 20, 2019.
  6. ^ "Padraig Harrington: Europe name Irishman as 2020 Ryder Cup captain". BBC Sport. January 8, 2019.

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