Golf – Ryder Cup – History and Rules – Sports

Sheboygan (AP) – The Ryder Cup is the most important team event in golf. The top twelve players from Europe and the United States usually meet every two years as alternate hosts.

The tournament, originally scheduled for 2020 at the Whistling Straits Golf Course on Lake Michigan, had to be postponed by a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Namesakes: England seed dealer and golf enthusiast Samuel Ryder donned the small golden trophy, which was first played in Worcester (USA) in 1927.

Tradition: Until 1971 only the United States and Great Britain provided teams, the “rest of Europe” having been only since 1979.

Mode: With 28 points in three days (16 for a four-a-side, 12 for an individual), the defending champions already have a draw to win. The challenger must score at least 14.5:13.5.

Game format: Two players compete against each other as a team, with four four-ball (best ball) and four fours matches on Friday and Saturday. In foreball, everyone plays their ball straight into the hole. The lowest hit result is counted as a hole win with 1:0 for the successful team – 0.5:0.5 in the case of a draw with a “split”. This also applies to the “classic foursome”, in which the players of the team hit a combined ball into the hole.

Also in the twelve singles on Sundays, each hole in the game gives the man against man one point in the win. For example, if the player is ahead with three more holes won after the 16th hole, the match ends prematurely using the “3 and 2” counting method (3 points ahead, but with only 2 holes played). Huh). If the win is decided on the 18th hole only, the rating is “1 on”.

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