2021 Ryder Cup: When, Where, Qualification, Format

The 2021 Ryder Cup will be the 43rd time the tournament is played. Team United States and Team Europe face off, each comprised of 12 male professional golfers. The all-time standing of the matches is 26 wins for Team USA, 14 for Team Europe, two ties. This tournament was originally scheduled to be played in 2020, but was postponed one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dates: September 24-26, 2021

Location: Whistling Straits in Haven, Wisconsin. Whistling Straits has previously been the site of three PGA Championships (2004, 2010, 2015) and one U.S. Senior Open (2007).

How to get tickets: Visit the Tickets section of RyderCup.com for information.

The 2021 Ryder Cup Captains

The captain for Team USA is Steve Stricker, and for Team Europe Padraig Harrington. It's the first time captaining in a Ryder Cup for both, although Stricker was captain of Team USA in the 2017 Presidents Cup.

Harrington played in six Ryder Cups from 1999 to 2010, compiling an overall record of 9-13-3. Stricker played in three Ryder Cups (2008, 2010, 2012) with an overall record of 3-7-1.

Stricker has selected Jim Furyk as vice-captain; Harrington named Robert Karlsson as his vice-captain.

How the Teams Are Picked for the 2021 Ryder Cup

Because the tournament was originally scheduled for 2020 before being delayed until 2021, the selection process for both teams will be updated. Both sides say the new selection methods will be announced soon. Prior to the rescheduling, this is how the team selections were going to be made for the original 2020 dates:

Team USA selection consists of the top eight golfers on the United States Ryder Cup Points list, plus four captain's picks. Points for the point list are earned for every $1,000 made in specific events. Those events are 2019 majors, 2021 majors (winner gets double points, others who make the cut get half-points), WGC tournaments and The Players Championship in 2019 (half-points), and 2020 PGA Tour events (excluding opposite-field tournaments).

Qualification for Team Europe goes like this: the top four golfers on the Race to Dubai points list from Sept. 2019 through Sept. 2020; the top five remaining players on the European Tour's World Points list; plus three captain's picks. The World Points list is compiled from Official World Golf Ranking points from Sept. 2019 through Sept. 2020, with points earned in tournaments later in 2020 getting a 50-percent boost.

The leading players on the points lists can be viewed on RyderCup.com.

2021 Ryder Cup Format

The tournament is played over three days (Friday-Sunday), with the first two days for doubles match play and the final day for singles match play.
  • Day 1: Four foursomes matches and four fourball matches
  • Day 2: Four foursomes matches and four fourball matches
  • Day 3: 12 singles matches
There are 28 points total at stake; a team must win 14.5 points to win the Ryder Cup.

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