Ryder Cup matchplay explained
September 24, 2021 - September 26, 2021 - Delayed a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 43rd Ryder Cup Matches will be held on the Straits Course at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin. It will be the first time that the course has hosted the tournament.
The Ryder Cup pits the top 12 players from the United States against the top 12 players from Europe in a three-day competition. During each of the first two days, a four-ball session as well as a foursome session are played. On the final day of the match, 12 singles matches are played.
A victory in each match is worth a single point. Any matches that end in a tie or draw is worth ½ point for each side. The team that is first to win 14 ½ points over the course of the three days wins the Ryder Cup. In the event the Ryder Cup should end in a tie, the team who has previously won the match retains the Ryder Cup trophy. The Europeans were the last to win the Ryder Cup in 2018 at Le Golf National.