How Does Ryder Cup Scoring Work?

How Does Ryder Cup Scoring Work

If you’re unfamiliar with the Ryder Cup, the format, match types and scoring can be a little confusing. This isn’t your average golf tournament, but the three-day format is part of what makes the Ryder Cup so special.

Below we will dive into the different games played between the two competing teams in the Ryder Cup which includes Foursomes, Fourball. Every day is scored using match play.

What is the Ryder Cup?

Held every other year — alternating between Europe and the states — the Ryder Cup is a three-day team event, featuring many of the sport’s best golfers as they compete for country and continent in a variety of individual and team match play events.

How Are Ryder Cup Teams Selected?

Each team consists of 12 players. Here are the guidelines from on how the U.S. selects members for it’s Ryder Cup team:

All U.S. players will have the opportunity to earn points beginning in 2017 and concluding August 12, 2018.

  • 2017 Major Championships 
    • 1 Point per $1,000 earned
      • The Masters; U.S. Open; Open Championship; PGA Championship
  • 2017 WGC Events and The Players Championship
    • 1 Point per $2,000 earned
      • WGC-Mexico Championship; WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Championship; The Players Championship; WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; WGC-HSBC Champions
  • 2018 Regular PGA Tour events
    • 1 point per $1,000 earned
      • Beginning January 1, 2018, through the PGA Championship, August 12, 2018; includes the Zurich Classic of New Orleans team event and WGC events
      • 2018 Opposite Field PGA TOUR events will NOT receive points
  • 2018 Major Championships 
    • 2 Points per $1,000 earned for the Winner
    • 1.5 Points per $1,000 earned for all others to make the cut
      • The Masters; U.S. Open; Open Championship; PGA Championship

The four (4) remaining slots on the U.S. Team will be Captain’s Selections.

What Games Are Played Over the 3 Days?

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