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.
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
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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