11 Facts About Ryder Cup


Ryder Cup is a biennial men's golf competition between teams from Europe and the United States.

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The Ryder Cup is named after the English businessman Samuel Ryder who donated the trophy.

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Originally contested between Great Britain and the United States, the first official Ryder Cup took place in the United States in 1927 at Worcester Country Club in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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Samuel Ryder Cup had sponsored a number of British professional events starting in 1923.

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Ryder Cup contributed £100 and, when the fund closed with a shortfall of £300, he made up the outstanding balance himself.

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Ryder Cup involves various match play competitions between players selected from two teams of twelve.

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The intense competition of the 1991 Ryder Cup is widely regarded as having elevated public interest in the series.

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Ryder Cup was not played in these scheduled years due to World War II; by the fall of 1945, many members of the British team were still in the military.

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In July 2020, the Ryder Cup, scheduled to be held at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin, was postponed for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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In 2001, the PGA European Tour decided to put out the Ryder Cup hosting rights from 2018 through 2030 to a competitive bid process throughout Europe.

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Ryder Cup matches were always covered by the BBC, whether in Britain or in the United States, even prior to the British team's merger with Europe.

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