Ryder Cup Preview History
2012 Ryder Cup Golf Tournament Preview:
Captain: Davis Love III
Assistant Captains: Fred Couples, Mike Hulbert, Jeff Sluman, Scott Verplank.
Players: Keegan Bradley, Jim Furyk, Zach Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Brandt Snedeker, Bubba Watson, Jason Dufner, Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Webb Simpson, Steve Stricker, Tiger Woods.
Captain: Jose Maria Olazabal
Vice Captains: Thomas Bjorn, Darren Clarke, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Paul McGinley.
Players: Nicolas Colsaerts, Sergio Garcia, Martin Kaymer, Graeme McDowell, Francesco Molinari, Justin Rose, Luke Donald, Peter Hanson, Paul Lawrie, Rory McIlroy, Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood.
2012 RYDER CUP GOLF TOURNAMENT INFORMATION:
Location: Medinah Country Club
City: Chicago, IL
Dates: September 25 - September 30, 2012
2008 Ryder Cup Golf Tournament Preview:
The beauty of the Ryder Cup is epitomized in the bright gold sheen of the cup trophy, as it is wielded high and strong by the tournament champion. In 2008, the Ryder Cup trophy will be earned on the greens at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. Both Europe and the United States will send their best to compete in foursome, fourball, and singles golf matches. The object of the Ryder Cup tournament is for each international team to score the must points in different match play matches. Points are earned by teams and singles achieving the lowest score.
The 2008 Ryder Cup format will start in the alternate shot format – or foursomes – at the request of Paul Azinger, the United States team captain. Foursomes had been used in the first sessions every year since 1981, until the format was changed to fourballs in 1997. The United States Ryder Cup team hopes to use the alternate shot format to give them an edge in the 2008 Ryder Cup tournament. The top eight golfers in the United States (by most prize money earned) will pair with four captains picks to comprise the U.S. team. The Europeans will select their team based on the European Tour list and the world ranking points list.
The best golfers in the United States and Europe will be in Louisville this year, vying for the right to hold the beautiful Ryder Cup. The United States will try and break the European winning streak at the event, halting them from capturing four straight cup trophies. This will be a memorable Ryder Cup golf tournament, so get your tickets in advance!