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Ryder Cup Dates: September 30 – October 2 2016

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The Ryder Cup 2016 will be the 41st to take place.

Twelve man teams from Europe and USA will meet at Hazeltine National Golf Club, Minnesota, USA to battle it out over three days of dramatic matchplay golf.

The Course – Hazeltine National

The 41st Ryder Cup is being played at Hazeltine National Golf Club, located just South-West of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The course measures 7,674 yards and features three par fives over 600 yards. It’s main defences are its length, bunkers and water hazards.

The last time Hazeltine hosted a professional tournament, Y.E Yang became the first ever man to topple a Tiger Woods 54-hole lead in a Major at the 2009 USPGA Championship.

Hazeltine 16th

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The Format (Times BST)

Friday

Foursomes (4 points to be won)

1st Match 1.35pm

2nd Match 1.50pm

3rd Match 2.05pm

4th Match 2.20pm

Fourballs (4 points to be won)

1st Match 6.30pm

2nd Match 6.45pm

3rd Match 7.00pm

4th Match 7.15pm

Saturday

Foursomes (4 points to be won)

1st Match 1.35pm

2nd Match 1.50pm

3rd Match 2.05pm

4th Match 2.20pm

Fourballs (4 points to be won)

1st Match 6.30pm

2nd Match 6.45pm

3rd Match 7.00pm

4th Match 7.15pm

Sunday

Singles (12 points in total to be won)

1st Match 5.04pm

2nd Match 5.15pm

3rd Match 5.26pm

4th Match 5.37pm

5th Match 5.48pm

6th Match 5.59pm

7th Match 6.10pm

8th Match 6.21pm

9th Match 6.32pm

10th Match 6.43pm

11th Match 6.54pm

12th Match 7.05pm

Singles Matches due to finish at approximately 10.55pm

First team to get 14 1/2 points wins the Ryder Cup – if scores are level at 14 points a side then Europe will win as they won the 2014 Ryder Cup

All of the play will be shown live on Sky Sports – check out our guide to watching the Ryder Cup action without having to sign up to Sky Sports

The Players

Each team consists of 12 players and the captain pick the players who they want to represent their team for each match.

European Ryder Cup Team – Has six rookies who have never played in the Ryder Cup before, but have a very strong 6 players who have all played in triumphant Ryder Cup teams.

USA Ryder Cup Team – Has only one rookie in the team and 10 players who have played in the Ryder Cup before. But they do have one more spot to fill with the final wildcard pick happening after the final round of the Tour Championship on Monday 26th September – just three days before the start of the Ryder Cup.

The Captains

Europe – Darren Clarke leads Europe for this year’s matches and he will be assisted by vice captains in the form of  Ian Poulter, Padraig Harrington, Thomas Bjorn, Sam Torrance and Paul Lawrie.

your golf travel Darren Clarke

USA – Davis Love III takes his second Ryder Cup in charge of Team USA. Last time he captained was the infamous Miracle in Medinah where Europe came back from 10-6 down going into the singles to win the match. He also has vice captains to help him in the form of Tiger Woods, Tom Lehman, Jim Furyk and Steve Stricker.

Davis Love

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