The Ryder Cup: USA vs. Europe

Records, History and Results of the Ryder Cup Matches

Ryder Cup Scoreboard 2014 matches
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The Ryder Cup is played every other year between teams of golfers representing the U.S. and Europe. Below you'll find results of each competition, and each match within each competition, plus records, history and more.

2020 Ryder Cup

  • When: Sept. 25-27, 2020
  • Where: Whistling Straits in Haven, Wisc.
  • Captains: Europe - Padraig Harrington. USA - Steve Stricker
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2018 Ryder Cup

  • Final Score: Europe 17.5, USA 10.5
  • When: Sept. 28-30, 2018
  • Where: Le Golf National (Albatros Course) in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
  • Captains: Europe - Thomas Bjorn; USA - Jim Furyk

Team Members

  • Team USA: Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Patrick Reed, Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Webb Simpson, Bryson DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Tony Finau.
  • Team Europe: Francesco Molinari, Justin Rose, Tyrrell Hatton, Tommy Fleetwood, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, Alex Noren, Thorbjorn Olesen, Paul Casey, Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter, Henrik Stenson.

Recent Ryder Cups

2016 Ryder Cup

  • FInal score: USA 17, Europe 11
  • When: Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2016
  • Where: Hazeltine National Golf Club, Chaska, Minnesota
  • Captains: USA - Davis Love III; Europe - Darren Clarke

2014 Ryder Cup

  • Final Score: Europe 16.5, USA 11.5
  • When: Sept. 26-28, 2014
  • Where: Gleneagles (PGA Centenary Course), Scotland
  • Captains: USA - Tom Watson; Europe - Paul McGinley

All Ryder Cup Scores
Find the scores of all Ryder Cup competitions dating to the first year the matches were played, 1927.

Ryder Cup Rankings, Records, History, FAQs

Top 10 Golfers in Ryder Cup History
Which golfers have excelled the most playing Ryder Cup matches? Here is our ranking of the Top 10, counting down from 10 to No. 1.

Ryder Cup Records
Check out this list of the bests and worsts in the history of the competition, including the best and worst winning percentages among players.

Ryder Cup FAQs:

Ryder Cup Captains
Who are all the individuals who've captained a Ryder Cup team? Here's the list of Ryder Cup captains.

History of the Ryder Cup
The Ryder Cup competition has gone through many changes over the years. Our history of the Ryder Cup looks at the origins of the competition, the changes to formats and teams, and how American dominance has given way to a fierce competitiveness that has made the Ryder Cup one of the most popular sporting events in the world.

Greatest Ryder Cup Comebacks
Which teams have staged the greatest come-from-behind victories? We rank the greatest comebacks in Cup history.

Future Ryder Cups

  • 2020: Whistling Straits, Kohler, Wisc.
  • 2022: Marco Simone Golf and Country Club, Rome, Italy
  • 2024: Bethpage Black, Farmingdale, N.Y.
  • 2026: The Golf Course at Adare Manor, Adare, County Limerick, Ireland
  • 2028: Hazeltine National, Chaska, Minn.
  • 2030: TBD
  • 2032:The Olympic Club, San Francisco, Calif.
  • 2034: TBD
  • 2046: Congressional Country Club, Bethesda, Md.

Match Play Primer

Keeping Score in Match Play
1-up, 2-down, 3-and-2, 5-and-3 ... dormie, halved, all square ... what does it all mean? This article explains how score is kept in match play, and what all those numbers mean.

Match Play Formats
The most common match play formats are singles, foursomes and fourballs. This articles explains the basics of how each format works.

Rules Differences in Match Play
The rules for match play and stroke play differ in key ways, the most basic being the very way the two types of golf are played. This article explores some of the differences, large and small, in the rules for match play and stroke play.

Match Play Strategy
Many golfers love match play for its different strategies. Golfers have a lot to consider when playing match play, and this article goes into the different strategies and tactics that are employed.

Match Play Terms to Know