Sep 29, 2016; Chaska, MN, USA; Team USA vice-captain Tiger Woods talks with Patrick Reed of the United States during a practice round for the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

Ryder Cup Preview

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.

 

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.

Sep 29, 2016; Chaska, MN, USA; Dustin Johnson of the United States reacts Matt Kuchar of the United States (not pictured) makes a putt on the 12th hole during a practice round for the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 29, 2016; Chaska, MN, USA; Dustin Johnson of the United States reacts Matt Kuchar of the United States (not pictured) makes a putt on the 12th hole during a practice round for the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

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.

 

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