The Ryder Cup is a men’s team golf competition between Europe and the USA, first held in 1927. The current champions are Europe, having won the 2018 Ryder Cup 17½-10½ at Le Golf National in Paris, France.
Read about my experience at the 2018 Ryder Cup here.
How does it work?
The Ryder Cup takes place between a team of 12 golfers from Europe and 12 from the USA. On the Friday and Saturday, there are 4 fourballs matches in the morning and 4 foursomes matches in the afternoon. On the Sunday, there are 12 singles matches with all of the players taking part. Each match is played for one point, with the winner of the Ryder Cup being the team which scores most points. If the event finishes in a tie of 14 points, the Ryder Cup is retained by the current holders.
When is it?
The Ryder Cup takes place every 2 years, with the 2020 edition from the 25th – 27th September 2020.
Where is it?
The event takes place at alternating courses between Europe and the USA. The 2020 Ryder Cup will be taking place at Whistling Straits, Kohler, Wisconsin in the USA. The course has previously hosted the 2004, 2010 and 2015 PGA Championships, as well as the 2007 U.S. Senior Open.
Address: Whistling Straits, N8501 Lakeshore Road, Sheboygan, WI 53083, USA
Future events are to take place at:
2022 (Europe) – Marco Simone, Rome, Italy
2024 (USA) – Bethpage Black, Farmingdale, New York
2026 (Europe) – TBD
2028 (USA) – Hazeltine National, Chaska, Minnesota
2030 (Europe) – TBD
2032 (USA) – The Olympic Club, San Francisco, California
How do I get there?
Event specific travel information for the 2020 Ryder Cup will be released closer to the event.
Whistling Straits is located approximately 10 miles away from the village of Kohler, which is 60 miles north of Milwaukee, 60 miles south of Green Bay and 140 miles north of Chicago.
Air: The closest international airports to Whistling Straits include:
Chicago – O’Hare International Airport (140 miles / 2 hours)
Green Bay – Austin Straubel International Airport (60 miles / 1 hour)
Milwaukee – General Mitchell International Airport (60 miles / 1 hour)
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How do I get tickets?
Ticket information for the 2020 Ryder Cup has yet to be released.
Official Website: www.rydercup.com
|2018||Le Golf National, Paris, France||17½ - 10½||Europe|
|2016||Hazeltine National GC, Minnesota, USA||17 - 11||USA|
|2014||Gleneagles, Perthshire, Scotland||16½ - 11½||Europe|
|2012||Medinah Country Club, Illinois, USA||14½ - 13½||Europe|
|2010||The Celtic Manor Resort, City of Newport, Wales||14½ - 13½||Europe|
|2008||Valhalla Golf Club, Kentucky, USA||16½ - 11½||USA|
|2006||The K Club, Co. Kildare, Ireland||18½ - 9½||Europe|
|2004||Oakland Hills CC, Michiga, USA||18½ - 9½||Europe|
|2002||The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, England||15½ - 12½||Europe|
|1999||The Country Club, Brookline, Massachusetts, USA||14½ - 13½||USA|
|1997||Valderrama GC, Sotogrande, Spain||14½ - 13½||Europe|
|1995||Oak Hill CC, New York, USA||14½ - 13½||Europe|
|1993||The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, England||15 - 13||USA|
|1991||Kiawah Island, South Carolina, USA||14½ - 13½||USA|
|1989||The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, England||14 - 14||Tied|
|1987||Muirfield Village GC, Ohio, USA||15 - 13||Europe|
|1985||The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, England||16½ - 11½||Europe|
|1983||PGA National GC, Florida, USA||14½ - 13½||USA|
|1981||Walton Heath GC, Surrey, England||18½ - 9½||USA|
|1979||The Greenbrier, West Virginia, USA||17 - 11||USA|
|1977||Royal Lytham & St Annes, St Annes, England||12½ - 7½||USA|
|1975||Laurel Valley GC, Pennsylvania, USA||21 - 11||USA|
|1973||Muirfield, Edinburgh, Scotland||19 - 13||USA|
|1971||Old Warson CC, Missouri, USA||18½ - 13½||USA|
|1969||Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, England||16 - 16||Tied|
|1967||Champions GC, Texas, USA||23½ - 8½||USA|
|1965||Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, England||19½ - 12½||USA|
|1963||East Lake CC, Georgia, USA||23 - 9||USA|
|1961||Royal Lytham & St Annes, St Annes, England||14½ - 9½||USA|
|1959||Eldorado CC, California, USA||8½ - 3½||USA|
|1957||Lindrick GC, Yorkshire, England||7½ - 4½||GB&I|
|1955||Thunderbird CC, California, USA||8 - 4||USA|
|1953||Wentworth GC, Surrey, England||6½ - 5½||USA|
|1951||Pinehurst GC, North Carolina, USA||9½ - 2½||USA|
|1949||Ganton GC, Scarborough, England||7 - 5||USA|
|1947||Portland GC, Oregon, USA||11 - 1||USA|
|1937||Southport & Ainsdale GC, Southport, England||8 - 4||USA|
|1935||Ridgewood CC, New Jersey, USA||9 - 3||USA|
|1933||Southport & Ainsdale GC, Southport, England||6½ - 5½||GB&I|
|1931||Scioto CC, Ohio, USA||9 - 3||USA|
|1929||Moortown GC, Leeds, England||7 - 5||GB&I|
|1927||Worcester CC, Massachusetts, USA||9½ - 2½||USA|