2023 Ryder Cup: Dates, Golf Course, Schedule

The 2023 Ryder Cup will be the 44th time this biennial competition is played. It matches a team of male professional golfers representing Europe against one representing the United States, in several forms of match play over three days. It will be the first Ryder Cup played in Italy. The defending champs in the 2023 Ryder Cup is Team USA, which won the 2021 Ryder Cup by a score of 19-9.

2023 Ryder Cup Dates

The tournament takes place September 29, September 30 and October 1 of 2023. That is a Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the traditional match schedule for the Ryder Cup. This edition of the Ryder Cup was originally scheduled for the year 2022, but when the 2020 competition was delayed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 44th Ryder Cup was likewise pushed back one year.

Those interested in attending can fill out the ticket registration form.

Where the 2023 Ryder Cup is Played

For the first time, the Ryder Cup will be played in Italy. The location is Rome, and the golf course is the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club. The golf course is less than 11 miles from the center of Rome.

Captains and Team Selection

The captain for Team USA in the 2023 Ryder Cup is Zach Johnson. Johnson was an assistant captain for the two previous American teams in the Ryder Cup. As a player, Johnson played in five Ryder Cups: 2006, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016. His overall record was 8-7-2, but he had a 3-1-1 record in singles matches.

The captain for Team Europe is Luke Donald. Donald participated in four Ryder Cups as a player, and his side won all four of those. Donald compiled one of the best records as a player over those four Cups, with 10 wins against just four losses and one halve. He served as a vice captain on the two previous European squads.

Recent Ryder Cups have seen many changes annually to the way each side selects its 12 golfers. So the exact method of choosing the team rosters may change again. But in 2021, the selection methods were these:

  • Team USA was comprised of the top six players in the point rankings plus six captain's picks.
  • Team Europe was comprised of the first four players from the European Points List, followed by the leading five players from the World Points List, plus three captain's picks.

2023 Ryder Cup Schedule

The Ryder Cup is played over three days, using foursomes, fourball and singles formats.
  • Thursday, Sept. 28: Opening ceremonies
  • Friday, Sept. 29: 4 foursome matches and 4 fourball matches
  • Saturday, Sept. 30: 4 foursome matches and 4 fourball matches
  • Sunday, Oct. 1: 12 singles matches, closing ceremonies
There are 28 points total at stake; a team must win 14.5 points to win the Ryder Cup. However, the team that holds the Cup entering the tournament can retain the Cup by winning only 14 points.

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