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Ryder Cup 2020
Ryder Cup 2020: It will be the US’ turn to host the 2020 Ryder Cup, being held at the Whistling Straits Golf Course in Wisconsin, which sits along the shore of Lake Michigan.
The Pete Dye course has hosted three PGA championships, in 2004, 2010 and 2015, but this will be the first time it’s hosted the most prestigious team championship in golf, the Ryder Cup.
Europe regained the 2018 Ryder Cup in sensational style in Paris to continue America’s horrible run away from home. Francesco Molinari inspired Thomas Bjorn’s side to victory and won the decisive point against Phil Mickelson.
Team USA have failed to win on European soil since 1993 and will no doubt be looking forward to playing the role of hosts in 2020.
Ryder Cup 2020, The most renowned event in golf a – USA & Europe compete for the Ryder Cup.
The Ryder Cup is contested by teams from Europe and the United States. The competition was originally contested between Great Britain and the United States, RoI golfers first played in the British team in 1953
The Ryder Cup is contested in a match play format, which involves different methods of the format. A foursomes match is contested with two members from each team playing alternate shots. A four ball match consists of two players from either team, who each play their own shot throughout the round. The player that completes the hole in the lowest number of shots wins the hole. Singles matches are also played, with players from each team contesting a one-on-one match. The winner of each match scores a point for their team, if a match is tied after 18 holes then each team is awarded a ½ point.
Since 1999 Europe have held the trophy seven times to the USA’s three. You could argue that Europe over the last 15 years dating back to 1985 have had the upper hand, however pre 1985 the bi annual contest was dominated by the US.
The Ryder Cup will be held at arguably the greatest championship course in the United States, The Straits at Whistling Straits has hosted the 2004, 2010 and 2015 PGA Championships and the 2007 U.S. Senior Open, and it is the future site of the 2020 Ryder Cup.Whistling Straits offers two courses of dynamic contrast and world-class prestige. Open, rugged and windswept terrain defines The Straits®, sculpted along two miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. Borrowing influences from Irish links courses, The Straits has fescue fairways and massive sand dune bunkers. Just inland, interspersed by four meandering streams, the grassland and dunes aspect of The Irish is a deceiving tranquil landscape.#
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