Check out the Ryder Cup TV schedule, scoring rules and more information -- when all roads lead to Rome at the biennial 2023 Ryder Cup.
The 44th Ryder Cup takes place in 2023 from Friday, September 29 to Sunday, October 1, 2023 at the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club just outside Italy's capital city.
Ryder Cup 2023 US TV schedule
television, watch for complete coverage of the 2023 Ryder Cup tournament beginning Friday, September 29 to Sunday, October 1, 2023 on NBC and the USA Network along with live streaming available at RyderCup.com.
Friday, Sept. 29
Day 1 matches
1 30AM .- Noon
Saturday, Sept. 30
Day 2 matches
1:30 - 3AM
3AM - Noon
Sunday, Oct. 1
5:30AM .- 1PM
With the Eternal City looming the background, Marco Simone Golf & Country Club is a
1-hour bus or train ride (or 20-minute drive by car) to a leafy suburb just outside Rome.
2023 Ryder Cup Teams
AMERICAN TEAM: Heading up the American squad is team captain Zach Johnson.
Qualfiying players for the 2023 Ryder Cup include Scottie Scheffler, Xander Schauffele, Max Homa, Brian Harman, Wyndham Clark and Patrick Cantlay. Rounding out the American contigent are the captain's picks, which include Brooks Koepka, Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth, Collin Morikawa, Sam Burns and Justin Thomas.
EUROPEAN TEAM: Leading the European team is Luke Donald.
Qualifying players include Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), Jon Rahm (Spain), Tyrrell Hatton (England), and Viktor Hovland (Norway). Captain's picks include Ludvig Aberg (Sweden), Matt Fitzpatrick (England), Tommy Fleetwood (England), Nicolai Højgaard (Denmark), Shane Lowry (Ireland) Robert MacIntyre (Scotland), Justin Rose (England), and Sepp Straka (Austria)
All about the
As a major
golf event that occurs every two years, "The World Cup
of Golf" pits Team USA against Team Europe
in a heady mix of national pride and professional sportsmanship.
In 2023, it's Team Europe's turn to host the international tournament which means Team USA will have some catching up to do at the Rome venue, which is already familiar to a majority of European players. Can the Europeans parlay their advantage and regain the Ryder Cup trophy it lost to Team USA in 2021?
Ryder Cup rules & scoring
During the Ryder Cup matches, the pressure really mounts when individual players are required to let go of their media "star" status and work together to win.
If one player is performing badly, the rest have to grin and bear it for the best possible outcome - namely, scoring a point for the team.
Speaking of points, Ryder Cup rules adhere to a match play format that rewards the number of points a team wins, rather than the shots players take individually.
In the end, it all adds up to victory if each team can really pull together. A match is worth one point and whichever team first accumulates 14½ points wins the Cup.
DID YOU KNOW? Ryder Cup Fun Facts
Golfing gold: The Ryder Cup
• The Ryder Cup trophy stands 17 inches tall, nine inches wide and weighs four pounds. The Ryder Cup is named after the English businessman Samuel Ryder who donated the trophy.
• The very first Ryder Cup in 1927 was won by Team USA, on their home turf at Worcester Country Club in Massachusetts.
• Throughout most of 20th century Ryder Cup history, American teams were predominant. Between the years of 1935 and 1985, Europe only won the Ryder Cup once.
• There have been six-holes-in ones in Ryder Cup history, only one of these was by an American golfer, Scott Verplank, in 2006.
• The oldest player to make an appearance in the Ryder Cup was Raymond Floyd, at 51 years of age in 1993. The youngest player was Sergio Garcia at 19 years of age, in 1999.
More about the Ryder Cup around the Web:
Cup 2023 - Check out the official site for Ryder Cup updates, U.S. and European team stats and profiles, photos, video clips, and a complete travel guide with maps & directions.
Ryder Cup - Find a good historical overview plus an explanation of the Ryder Cup format, notable or controversial matches throughout the years, Ryder Cup trivia, a complete list of winners from 1927 to the present, and related links, from Wikipedia.