2020 Ryder Cup

The 7th hole at Whistling Straits golf course, site of the 2020 Ryder Cup
The dramatic setting of Whistling Straits should be great for match play at the 2020 Ryder Cup. David Cannon/Getty Images

The 2020 Ryder Cup is the 43rd playing of the tournament, with Team USA taking on Team Europe. The Ryder Cup is played every two years by teams of male professional golfers representing Europe and the United States.

  • Dates: Specific dates are TBA, but the Ryder Cup typically takes place in September or October.
  • Location: Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin
  • Captains: USA - Steve Stricker. Europe - Padraig Harrington
  • Tickets: Visit the Ticket section of RyderCup.com

The 2020 Ryder Cup Golf Course

Whistling Straits is the Wisconsin faux-links course on the banks of Lake Michigan that opened to great acclaim in 1998. It was designed by Pete Dye, and almost as soon as it opened began receiving commitments for major championships and other major events.

Whistling Straits has been the site of multiple majors; here are those events, with their winners:

  • 2015 PGA Championship: Jason Day
  • 2010 PGA Championship: Martin Kaymer
  • 2007 U.S. Senior Open: Brad Bryant
  • 2004 PGA Championship: Vijay Singh

2020 Ryder Cup Format

The Ryder Cup format goes like this:

  • Day 1: Four foursomes matches, four fourball matches (order determined by host captain)
  • Day 2: Four foursomes, four fourballs
  • Day 3: Twelve singles matches

See the FAQ, "What is the Ryder Cup format?" for more details about the typical schedule of play.

Team Selection for 2020 Ryder Cup

Both Team USA and Team Europe will select 12-man squads, each side combining automatic selection via points lists with captain's picks. See our FAQ, "How are players selected for the Ryder Cup?" for details of the current selection process.

At the 2016 Ryder Cup, Team USA chose eight golfers via automatic selection and four through captain's picks. Team Europe selected nine golfers via points lists and three golfers through wildcard picks. It is up to the PGA of America for Team USA and the European Tour for Team Europe to set their own selection guidelines, however, so those specifics may change prior to 2020.

More About the Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup History: Here's a look at how the competition got started, and how it has developed and changed over its long history.