Ryder Cup

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Ryder Cup Dates: September 29-October 1 2023

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The Ryder Cup 2023 is the 44th to take place. Twelve man teams from Europe and USA will meet at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club, Rome, Italy to battle it out over three days of dramatic matchplay golf.

The Course – Marco Simone Golf and Country Club

Marco Simone was designed by Jim Fazio and David Mezzacane and opened in 1989. The club has had its share of high-profile tournaments, too, having hosted the Italian Open in 1994, 2021, 2022 and 2023. However, in 2015, it was thrust firmly into the spotlight when it won the bid to host the Ryder Cup.

The course measures 6,937 yards with a par of 72 that benefits from the natural beauty of its surroundings, namely, the rolling Italian countryside. 

The Format

Friday 29th September - two sessions of foursomes and fourballs: 8 points to be won.

Saturday 30th September - two sessions of foursomes and fourballs: 8 points to be won.

Sunday 1st October - Singles: 12 points to be won

First team to get 14 1/2 points wins the Ryder Cup - if scores are level at 14 points a side then USA will win as they won the previous Cup at Whistling Straits.

Team Europe

Englishman Luke Donald captains Team Europe for the 2023 match, taking over from Ireland’s Padraig Harrington. His vice-captains are Nicolas Colsaerts, Thomas Bjorn, Edoardo Molinari, Jose Maria Olazabal and Francesco Molinari.

Team USA

Zach Johnson takes on the role of captain, and he has big shoes to fill after Steve Stricker led the team to a sizeable 19-9 victory over Padraig Harrington’s Team Europe at Whistling Straits in 2021. His vice-captains are Stewart Cink, Steve Stricker, Davis Love III, Jim Furyk and Fred Couples. His team of 12 consists of: