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Ryder Cup (Named after the English businessman Samuel Ryder who donated the trophy.)

The Ryder Cup has become one of the world’s greatest sporting events. It’s Team USA vs. Team Europe, as 24 of the world’s best golfers play for pride, patriotism, and the most coveted cup in golf. The competition is every two years with the venue alternating between courses in the US and Europe. A three-day competition that includes head to head match play, the team that gets to 14 out of 28 available points will take home the Ryder Cup. Don’t miss a moment, September 30 to October 2, only on Golf Channel and NBC, as Team USA fights to reclaim the cup at home. Golf Channel will be there from the beginning, live from Hazeltine National Golf Club, in Chaska, Minnesota.

Schedule (All times Eastern and airing on Golf Channel and NBC)

Friday 10:30AM-1PM: Day 1, morning session 3-6PM:  Day 1, afternoon session

Saturday, October 1 10:30AM-1PM: Day 2, morning session 3-6PM: Day 2, afternoon session

Sunday, October 2 2-5:30PM: Day 3 singles

USA Players Captain • Davis Love III Vice-Captains • Jim Furyk • Tom Lehman • Steve Stricker • Bubba Watson • Tiger Woods Players • Ricki Fowler (Captain’s Pick) • J.B. Holmes (Captain’s Pick) • Dustin Johnson • Zach Johnson • Brooks Koepka • Matt Kuchar (Captain’s Pick) • Phil Mickelson • Ryan Moore (Captain’s Pick) • Patrick Reed • Brandt Snedeker • Jordan Spieth • Jimmy Walker

Europe Team Captain • Darren Clarke Vice-Captains • Thomas Bjorn • Padraig Harrington • Paul Lawrie • Ian Poulter • Sam Torrance Players • Rafa Cabrera Bello • Matthew Fitzpatrick • Sergio Garcia • Marin Kaymer (Captain’s Pick) • Rory McIlroy • Thomas Pieters (Captain’s Pick) • Justin Rose • Henrik Stenson • Andy Sullivan • Lee Westwood (Captain’s Pick) • Danny Willett • Chris Wood