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Page Background What: 40 th Ryder Cup Match When: September 27-October 2 Where: Hazeltine Golf Club Minneapolis, Minnesota Who: Team USA vs Team Europe Captains: Davis Love III, Team USA Darren Clarke, Team Europe Format: 8 Four-Ball matches worth 1 point each 8 Foursome matches worth 1 point each 12 Singles Matches on Sunday Total of 28 points available, 14 ½ points are needed to win the cup outright If the matches end with 14-14 tie Europe would retain the Ryder Cup Watch: Televised on NBC

championship or golf competition. The whole

world is watching and every miscue becomes


Hazeltine Golf Club has hosted major golf

competitions before. The Robert Trent Jones

Sr. design opened for play in in 1962 and has

been the site of two U.S. Opens, two PGA

Championships, two U.S. Women’s Opens, a

U.S. Senior Open, the U.S. Amateur and a U.S.

Mid-Amateur Championship.

The matches begin on Friday morning,

September 30, with four foursome matches.

Four four-ball matches are contested in the

afternoon session. Each match is worth one

point and if a match is tied at the end of 18

holes it is deemed a tie and ½ point is allotted

to each team.

The schedule is the same for Saturday with

foursomes in the morning and four-ball matches

in the afternoon.

Team captain strategy on parings, plus who sits

out a session is always open to scrutiny and

question, as the matches progress. The team

matches over the first two days may be key for

European Team Captain Clarke. He will be able

to sit certain rookies and lean on his proven

veteran players.

On Sunday no player is left on the sideline.

Every player is pitted in 12 singles matches.

How the team captains decide to align their

strongest and weakest players can have a huge

effect on the outcome at the end of the day.

Since the resurgence of the European Team, the

Ryder Cup always produces great drama and

theater. Normally calm controlled professional

golfers seem to experience out-of-body

moments and play with more flair and passion

than can ever be witnessed.

The Ryder Cup is a CAN’T-MISS Event!!

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