The 41st edition of the Ryder Cup tees off on September 30 and extends through the end of the weekend. The tournament is being held in Chaska, Minnesota this year at the Hazeltine National Golf Club.
There's nothing like the 1st tee at the #RyderCup
This will get you pumped. https://t.co/XM7pCf0n8T
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) September 29, 2016
This year’s Team USA is being represented by Davis Love III (Captain), Jim Furyk (Vice Captain), Tom Lehman (Vice Captain), Steve Stricker (Vice Captain), Tiger Woods (Vice Captain), Rickie Fowler, J.B. Holmes, Dustin Johnson, Zach Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Matt Kuchar, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed, Brandt Snedeker, Jordan Spieth, Jimmy Walker and Ryan Moore.
The European team includes Darren Clarke (Captain), Thomas Bjorn (Vice Captain), Padraig Harrington (Vice Captain), Paul Lawrie (Vice Captain), Ian Pulter (Vice Captain), Sam Torrance (Vice Captain), Rafa Cabrera Bello, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Sergio Garcia, Martin Kaymer, Rory McIlroy, Thomas Pieters, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson, Andy Sullivan, Lee Westwood, Danny Willett and Chris Wood.
The 3rd ranked golfer in the PGA Tour, Rory McIlroy, believes that this may be the greatest European team ever assembled, while Team USA captain, Davis Love III, believes the U.S. just needs to play their game.
With the recent passing of golf legend Arnold Palmer, the U.S. team hopes to continue his legacy. NBC play-by-play man Mike Tirico discussed how Palmer will be honored at the 2016 Ryder Cup.
The tournament kicks off at 7:35 a.m. on Friday morning and starts up again at 7:35 a.m. on Saturday morning, with the final day of singles action starting at 11:04 a.m. on Sunday. The tournament is expected to wrap up around 4:55 p.m. on the same day. The tournament will be broadcast on the GOLF Channel on Friday with the rest of the weekend being shown on NBC throughout Saturday and Sunday. The tournament can also be streamed on most mobile devices with the NBC Sports Live app.
Fan chirping Team Europe at Ryder Cup practice, is asked to put money where his big mouth is, for $100. Amazing. pic.twitter.com/mzlDzu2ASR
— Faizal Khamisa (@SNFaizalKhamisa) September 29, 2016