09/20 12:57 CDT RYDER CUP '18: Facts and figures for the 42nd matches
RYDER CUP '18: Facts and figures for the 42nd matches
SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) --- Facts and figures for the Ryder Cup:
Event: 42nd Ryder Cup matches.
Date: Sept. 28-30.
The course: Le Golf National will play at 7,183 yards as a par 71. It was
designed by Hubert Chesneau and Robert Von Hagge, in collaboration with Pierre
Thevenin. Located southwest of central Paris, it has hosted the French Open 26
Format: Four matches of fourballs (better ball) and foursomes (alternate shot)
on Friday and Saturday, 12 singles matches on Sunday.
Points: The United States needs 14 points to retain the cup. Europe needs 14
points to win the cup.
Series: United States leads 26-13-2.
Last time: In the first Ryder Cup since U.S. players had a stronger voice in
the structure of its team, the American won 17-11 at Hazeltine for their
biggest Ryder Cup rout since 1981. For the first time since 1975, every
American player contributed a point. Patrick Reed led the Americans with a
3-1-1 record, including a leadoff singles victory over Rory McIlroy.
Captains: Jim Furyk (United States), Thomas Bjorn (Europe).
European roster: Paul Casey, Tommy Fleetwood, Sergio Garcia, Tyrrell Hatton,
Rory McIlroy, Francesco Molinari, Alex Noren, Thorbjorn Olesen, Ian Poulter,
Jon Rahm, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson.
U.S. roster: Bryson DeChambeau, Tony Finau, Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson,
Brooks Koepka, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed, Webb Simpson, Jordan Spieth,
Justin Thomas, Bubba Watson, Tiger Woods.
Tiger Tales: Tiger Woods, a vice captain in 2016, is playing for the first time
since 2012. He has not won a Ryder Cup match since singles at Wales in 2010.
Key statistic: The Americans have not won the Ryder Cup away from home since
Noteworthy: Phil Mickelson sets a Ryder Cup record by competing for the 12th
time. He has had 55 teammates and 15 partners in his Ryder Cup career.
Quoteworthy: "We wanted to have a winning record in 10 Ryder Cups over 20
years. That math is pretty simple. You have to win on the road. Eventually,
we're going to have to do that." --- U.S. captain Jim Furyk.
Television (all times EDT): Friday, 2 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday,
2 a.m. to 3 a.m. (Golf Channel), 3 a.m. to 1 p.m. (NBC); Sunday, 6 a.m. to 1