The Ryder Cup is a match-play tournament hosted every two years, which pits the top golfers from the US against the best from Europe. The tournament is 28 matches long, and is divided into three formats (foursomes, four-ball, and singles) across five different sessions. The US and Europe both enter a team of 12 players led by a captain for the event.
Each of the 28 matches is worth one point (if there is a tie, each side is awarded half a point), and the first team to score 14.5 points wins. This presents a very fun opportunity for golf bettors to wager on different teams, players, and matches during the event.
The Ryder Cup usually features many of the world’s top golfers, ranging from Americans including Scottie Scheffler, Patrick Cantlay, and Xander Schauffele, to the likes of Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy for Team Europe.
Team USA clinched the Ryder Cup in 2021 by a score of 19-9, in what was their third victory this century. The USA took an 11-5 lead into Sunday’s singles and didn’t look back, ultimately scoring 19 points to clinch the record for the most by any team at a Ryder Cup since 1979.
The event also switches between the US and Europe every time is held. It will next take place from September 29 to October 1, 2023, in Rome, Italy at the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club.