Ryder Cup

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)

Thinking of going to the Ryder Cup? Search & book your flights through Skyscanner here.

How do I get tickets?

Ticket information for the 2020 Ryder Cup has yet to be released.

More Information

Official Website: www.rydercup.com

Previous Tournaments

2018Le Golf National, Paris, France17½ - 10½Europe
2016Hazeltine National GC, Minnesota, USA17 - 11USA
2014Gleneagles, Perthshire, Scotland16½ - 11½Europe
2012Medinah Country Club, Illinois, USA14½ - 13½Europe
2010The Celtic Manor Resort, City of Newport, Wales14½ - 13½Europe
2008Valhalla Golf Club, Kentucky, USA16½ - 11½USA
2006The K Club, Co. Kildare, Ireland18½ - 9½Europe
2004Oakland Hills CC, Michiga, USA18½ - 9½Europe
2002The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, England15½ - 12½Europe
1999The Country Club, Brookline, Massachusetts, USA14½ - 13½USA
1997Valderrama GC, Sotogrande, Spain14½ - 13½Europe
1995Oak Hill CC, New York, USA14½ - 13½Europe
1993The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, England15 - 13USA
1991Kiawah Island, South Carolina, USA14½ - 13½USA
1989The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, England14 - 14Tied
1987Muirfield Village GC, Ohio, USA15 - 13Europe
1985The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, England16½ - 11½Europe
1983PGA National GC, Florida, USA14½ - 13½USA
1981Walton Heath GC, Surrey, England18½ - 9½USA
1979The Greenbrier, West Virginia, USA17 - 11USA
1977Royal Lytham & St Annes, St Annes, England12½ - 7½USA
1975Laurel Valley GC, Pennsylvania, USA21 - 11USA
1973Muirfield, Edinburgh, Scotland19 - 13USA
1971Old Warson CC, Missouri, USA18½ - 13½USA
1969Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, England16 - 16Tied
1967Champions GC, Texas, USA23½ - 8½USA
1965Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, England19½ - 12½USA
1963East Lake CC, Georgia, USA23 - 9USA
1961Royal Lytham & St Annes, St Annes, England14½ - 9½USA
1959Eldorado CC, California, USA8½ - 3½USA
1957Lindrick GC, Yorkshire, England7½ - 4½GB&I
1955Thunderbird CC, California, USA8 - 4USA
1953Wentworth GC, Surrey, England6½ - 5½USA
1951Pinehurst GC, North Carolina, USA9½ - 2½USA
1949Ganton GC, Scarborough, England7 - 5USA
1947Portland GC, Oregon, USA11 - 1USA
1937Southport & Ainsdale GC, Southport, England8 - 4USA
1935Ridgewood CC, New Jersey, USA9 - 3USA
1933Southport & Ainsdale GC, Southport, England6½ - 5½GB&I
1931Scioto CC, Ohio, USA9 - 3USA
1929Moortown GC, Leeds, England7 - 5GB&I
1927Worcester CC, Massachusetts, USA9½ - 2½USA

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