2018 Ryder Cup

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42nd Ryder Cup Matches
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Dates 28–30 September 2018
Venue Le Golf National, Albatros Course
Location Guyancourt,
Île-de-France, France
Captains
Europe 17½ 10½ United States
Europe wins the Ryder Cup
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Guyancourt
Guyancourt
Location in France

The 42nd Ryder Cup Matches were held in France from 28–30 September 2018 on the Albatros Course of Le Golf National in Guyancourt, a suburb southwest of Paris. It was the second Ryder Cup to be held in Continental Europe (rather than Great Britain or Ireland), after the 1997 contest, which was held in Spain. The United States were the defending champions, but had lost the last five matches in Europe, having last won there in 1993. Europe regained the Ryder Cup, winning by 17½ points to 10½.

Format[edit]

The Ryder Cup is a match play event, with each match worth one point. The competition format was as follows:

  • Day 1 (Friday) – 4 foursome (alternate shot) matches and 4 fourball (better ball) matches
  • Day 2 (Saturday) – 4 foursome matches and 4 fourball matches
  • Day 3 (Sunday) – 12 singles matches

On the first two days there were four fourball matches in the morning and four foursome matches in the afternoon.

With a total of 28 points available, 14½ points were required to win the Cup, and 14 points were required for the defending champion, the United States, to retain the Cup. All matches were played to a maximum of 18 holes.[1]

Bidding for the 2018 Ryder Cup[edit]

Ryder Cup Europe confirmed originally six countries—France, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Sweden—to be interested in bidding for the 2018 Ryder Cup.[2] The deadline for the submission of bids was set for 30 April 2010; Sweden withdrew from the bidding early that month,[3] while the Spanish bidding host city of Tres Cantos showed poor popular support.[4][5]

There were five bids to host the event:

  • France: Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines[6][7]
  • Germany: Neuburg/Rohrenfeld
  • Portugal: Lisbon/Comporta, Alentejo Coast
  • Spain: Madrid/Guadarrama
  • Netherlands: Rotterdam/Lingewaal

France was announced as host on 17 May 2011, despite calls for the Cup to be held in Spain as a tribute to the late Seve Ballesteros.[8]

Course[edit]

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Metre 380 195 515 445 370 350 440 190 545 3,430 350 175 405 390 555 365 160 443 430 3,273 6,703
Yards 416 213 563 487 405 383 481 208 596 3,752 383 191 443 427 607 399 175 484 470 3,579 7,331
Par 4 3 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 36 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 35 71

Team qualification and selection[edit]

Europe Europe[edit]

The European team qualification rules were announced on 18 January 2017. There were a number of changes compared to 2016 with an increase in the number of captain's picks from three to four. The team consisted of:[9][10]

  • The leading four players on the Race to Dubai Points List
  • The leading four players, not qualified above, on the World Points List
    • Total World Points earned in Official World Golf Ranking events starting on 31 August 2017 (the start date of the D+D Real Czech Masters) and ending on 26 August 2018 and thereafter only at the Made in Denmark tournament. Points earned from the date of the 2018 BMW PGA Championship onwards, were multiplied by 1.5. No World points were earned from tournaments staged opposite Rolex Series tournaments in both 2017 and 2018.
  • Four captain's picks

Membership criteria for the European Tour were reduced from five tournaments to four (outside the majors and WGCs) for the 2018 season. As in previous Ryder Cups, all players had to be members of the European Tour to be eligible to play for Europe. Changes were also made to the eligibility of future captains and vice-captains.

Paul Casey became a member of the European Tour at the start of 2018. Since he was not a member during 2017 he did not earn points until the start of 2018.[11]

The leading 15 players in the final Ryder Cup European point list[12] were:

Position Name Points
1 Francesco Molinari 6,182,450.35
2 Justin Rose 4,518,651.42
3 Tyrrell Hatton 4,326,297.77
4 Tommy Fleetwood 3,668,310.57
5 Thorbjørn Olesen 3,634,765.46
6 Jon Rahm 3,617,769.82
7 Rory McIlroy 3,482,791.06
8 Alex Norén 3,444,442.21
9 Russell Knox 2,659,683.33
10 Eddie Pepperell 2,509,997.42
11 Matthew Fitzpatrick 2,390,681.42
12 Rafa Cabrera-Bello 2,256,340.05
13 Matt Wallace 2,081,455.61
14 Ross Fisher 2,003,759.99
15 Jorge Campillo 1,769,824.97

Players in qualifying places are shown in green.

The leading 15 players in the final Ryder Cup world point list[12] were:

Position Name Points
1 Francesco Molinari 373.12
2 Justin Rose 366.69
3 Jon Rahm 327.18
4 Rory McIlroy 309.29
5 Tommy Fleetwood 308.71
6 Tyrrell Hatton 252.68
7 Alex Norén 252.62
8 Thorbjørn Olesen 179.14
9 Ian Poulter 170.87
10 Rafa Cabrera-Bello 168.75
11 Paul Casey 167.05
12 Matthew Fitzpatrick 159.05
13 Sergio García 146.93
14 Eddie Pepperell 145.24
15 Russell Knox 144.71

Players in qualifying places are shown in green. Captain's picks are shown in yellow. Players written in italics qualified through the European points list above.

United States United States[edit]

The United States qualification rules were announced on 8 February 2017.[13] The majority of the team were selected from the Ryder Cup points list which was based on prize money won in important tournaments. Generally one point was awarded for every $1,000 earned. The team consisted of:

The qualification rules were similar to those used for the 2016 Ryder Cup. The points given for the 2018 season major championships were reduced from double to 50% extra (except for the winner who still received double points). The dates on which the captain's picks were made were brought forward by one or two weeks.

The leading 15 players in the final points list after the final qualifying event, the 2018 PGA Championship were:[14]

Position Name Points
1 Brooks Koepka 13,298.472
2 Dustin Johnson 9,549.287
3 Justin Thomas 8,929.122
4 Patrick Reed 7,821.880
5 Bubba Watson 5,584.137
6 Jordan Spieth 5,481.427
7 Rickie Fowler 5,006.112
8 Webb Simpson 4,534.745
9 Bryson DeChambeau 4,316.108
10 Phil Mickelson 4,207.953
11 Tiger Woods 4,196.794
12 Xander Schauffele 3,924.096
13 Matt Kuchar 3,843.696
14 Kevin Kisner 3,680.121
15 Tony Finau 3,512.021

Players in qualifying places are shown in green. Captain's picks are shown in yellow.

Teams[edit]

Captains[edit]

Thomas Bjørn was named as the European captain on 6 December 2016. He was chosen by a five-man panel made up of the three most recent European Ryder Cup captains (Darren Clarke, Paul McGinley and José María Olazábal), the Chief Executive of the European Tour, Keith Pelley, and European Tour Tournament Committee member Henrik Stenson.[15]

Jim Furyk was named as the USA captain on 11 January 2017.[16]

Vice-captains[edit]

Each captain selected a number of vice-captains to assist him during the tournament.

Bjørn selected Robert Karlsson as his first vice-captain in May 2017.[17] In May 2018 he selected four more vice-captains: Luke Donald, Pádraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell and Lee Westwood. Raphaël Jacquelin was also on hand for the Europeans, as an assistant.

Furyk named Davis Love III as a vice-captain, soon after his appointment in January 2017. He later added Steve Stricker and Tiger Woods in February 2018.[18]

On 4 September 2018, Furyk named David Duval, Zach Johnson, and Matt Kuchar as additional vice-captains. Tiger Woods, who had previously been named a vice-captain, would no longer serve in this position as he was chosen to be one of Furyk's captain's picks.[19]

Players[edit]

Thomas Bjørn announced the four captain's picks at 2 pm BST on 5 September. Captain's picks are shown in yellow. The world rankings and records are at the start of the 2018 Ryder Cup.[20]

Europe Europe team
Name Country Age Points rank
(European)
Points rank
(World)
World
ranking
Previous
Ryder Cups
Matches W–L–H Winning
percentage
Thomas Bjørn  Denmark 47 Non-playing captain
Francesco Molinari  Italy 35 1 1 5 2 6 0–4–2 16.67
Justin Rose  England 38 2 2 2 4 19 11–6–2 63.16
Tyrrell Hatton  England 26 3 6 26 0 Rookie
Tommy Fleetwood  England 27 4 5 12 0 Rookie
Jon Rahm  Spain 23 6 3 8 0 Rookie
Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 29 7 4 6 4 19 9–6–4 57.89
Alex Norén  Sweden 36 8 7 18 0 Rookie
Thorbjørn Olesen  Denmark 28 5 8 45 0 Rookie
Paul Casey  England 41 35 11 21 3 9 3–2–4 55.56
Sergio García  Spain 38 24 13 28 8 37 19–11–7 60.81
Ian Poulter  England 42 22 9 34 5 18 12–4–2 72.22
Henrik Stenson  Sweden 42 16 17 24 4 16 7–7–2 50.00

Captain's picks are shown in yellow. Jim Furyk announced three captain's picks at 5 pm EDT on 4 September. The final captain's pick was announced on 10 September after the conclusion of the BMW Championship. The world rankings and records are at the start of the 2018 Ryder Cup.[21]

United States United States team
Name Age Points
rank
World
ranking
Previous
Ryder Cups
Matches W–L–H Winning
percentage
Jim Furyk 48 Non-playing captain
Brooks Koepka 28 1 3 1 4 3–1–0 75.00
Dustin Johnson 34 2 1 3 11 6–5–0 54.55
Justin Thomas 25 3 4 0 Rookie
Patrick Reed 28 4 15 2 9 6–1–2 77.78
Bubba Watson 39 5 14 3 11 3–8–0 27.27
Jordan Spieth 25 6 10 2 9 4–3–2 55.56
Rickie Fowler 29 7 9 3 11 2–4–5 40.91
Webb Simpson 33 8 16 2 6 2–3–1 41.67
Bryson DeChambeau 25 9 7 0 Rookie
Phil Mickelson 48 10 25 11 45 18–20–7 47.78
Tiger Woods 42 11 13 7 33 13–17–3 43.94
Tony Finau 29 15 17 0 Rookie

Friday's matches[edit]

Morning fourballs[edit]

The opening round of four fourball matches started at 8:10 am local time. Pairings were announced after the Opening Ceremony on Thursday.[22] The first point of the 2018 Ryder Cup was won by Team USA, with Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler winning 4 & 2 against Rory McIlroy and Thorbjørn Olesen.[23] Despite being two up with six holes to play, Jon Rahm and Justin Rose lost out to Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau on the 18th hole, while Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas also won by one against Paul Casey and Tyrrell Hatton, putting Team USA 3–0 ahead.[23] A spectator struck by Koepka's drive on the 6th hole lost the sight in one eye.[24] Coming back from two down, Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari defeated Tiger Woods and Patrick Reed 3 & 1 to secure Team Europe's first point of the tournament, and to end the first morning 3–1 in favour of Team USA.[23]

United States Results Europe
Koepka/Finau United States 1 up Rose/Rahm
Johnson/Fowler United States 4 & 2 McIlroy/Olesen
Thomas/Spieth United States 1 up Casey/Hatton
Reed/Woods Europe 3 & 1 Molinari/Fleetwood
3 Session 1
3 Overall 1

Afternoon foursomes[edit]

Europe's first clean sweep of the afternoon foursomes in the history of the Ryder Cup saw Team Europe end the day 5–3 ahead of Team USA.[25] Sergio García and Alex Norén won 5 & 4 over Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau, Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter came from two down after the first three holes to beat Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson 4 & 2, Fleetwood and Molinari repeated their morning success with a 4 & 3 win over Spieth and Thomas, while Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson beat Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler 3 & 2.[25][26]

United States Results Europe
Johnson/Fowler Europe 3 & 2 Stenson/Rose
Watson/Simpson Europe 4 & 2 Poulter/McIlroy
Mickelson/DeChambeau Europe 5 & 4 García/Norén
Thomas/Spieth Europe 5 & 4 Molinari/Fleetwood
0 Session 4
3 Overall 5

Saturday's matches[edit]

Morning fourballs[edit]

The Saturday fourballs saw Europe continue to dominate with wins for García/McIlroy (2 & 1) against Koepka and Finau, Casey/Hatton (3 & 2) against Fowler/Johnson and Molinari/Fleetwood (4 & 3) against Reed/Woods. Team USA secured their only point of the morning session with Thomas and Spieth defeating Poulter and Rahm 2 & 1, to leave the overall tournament at 8–4 in Team Europe's favour.[27] Despite the strong performance, Team Europe captain Thomas Bjørn reiterated: "Nothing's won, we're just over the halfway stage. There's no bit happiness yet, there's still a determination and work to be done".[27]

United States Results Europe
Koepka/Finau Europe 2 & 1 García/McIlroy
Johnson/Fowler Europe 3 & 2 Casey/Hatton
Reed/Woods Europe 4 & 3 Molinari/Fleetwood
Thomas/Spieth United States 2 & 1 Poulter/Rahm
1 Session 3
4 Overall 8

Afternoon foursomes[edit]

The afternoon session was drawn 2–2. It saw Team Europe's Molinari and Fleetwood win for the fourth time, a European record in the Ryder Cup, this time 5 & 4 over Woods and DeChambeau.[28] Team USA's Spieth and Thomas defeated Poulter and McIlroy 4 & 3, while Simpson and Watson's green play saw them defeat Europe's García and Norén 3 & 2. The fourth pairing saw Rose and Stenson narrowly beat Johnson and Koepka 2 & 1 as a result of some good putting late in the round.[28][29]

United States Results Europe
Johnson/Koepka European Union 2 & 1 Stenson/Rose
Watson/Simpson United States 3 & 2 García/Norén
Woods/DeChambeau European Union 5 & 4 Molinari/Fleetwood
Thomas/Spieth United States 4 & 3 Poulter/McIlroy
2 Session 2
6 Overall 10

Sunday's singles matches[edit]

The United States put their best players at the top of the card on Sunday, and despite the four point deficit threatened a comeback in the singles, as they won 3.5 points from the first five matches. Justin Thomas beat Rory McIlroy on the final hole as the latter's approach found the water, and Tony Finau defeated the previously unbeaten Tommy Fleetwood 6&4.[30] However, from then on Europe dominated, winning the next six matches to lead 16½–9½. Guarantees of at least a half-point each for García and Stenson (both of whom later got full points) meant that victory was already assured before the 14½-point winning post was officially reached when Phil Mickelson, already three holes down, found the water on the 16th hole and conceded the hole and match to Molinari, who became the first player for Europe to score what is now the maximum possible five points in a single Ryder Cup.[31][n 1] The remaining two matches were shared between the teams, leaving the final score 17½–10½ to Europe.[30] Sergio García's singles win made him the all-time Ryder Cup points leader, with 25½ points in nine appearances, overtaking Nick Faldo's 25 points in 11 appearances.[33][n 2][37]

United States Results Europe Timetable
Justin Thomas United States 1 up Rory McIlroy 1st: 7–10
Brooks Koepka halved Paul Casey 2nd: 7½–10½
Webb Simpson United States 3 & 2 Justin Rose 3rd: –10½
Tiger Woods European Union 2 & 1 Jon Rahm 6th: 9½–12½
Tony Finau United States 6 & 4 Tommy Fleetwood 4th: –10½
Dustin Johnson European Union 2 up Ian Poulter 7th: 9½–13½
Jordan Spieth European Union 5 & 4 Thorbjørn Olesen 5th: 9½–11½
Rickie Fowler European Union 2 & 1 Sergio García 10th: 9½–16½
Phil Mickelson European Union 4 & 2 Francesco Molinari 8th: 9½–14½
Patrick Reed United States 3 & 2 Tyrrell Hatton 11th: 10½–16½
Bubba Watson European Union 5 & 4 Henrik Stenson 9th: 9½–15½
Bryson DeChambeau European Union 1 up Alex Norén 12th: 10½–17½
Session
10½ Overall 17½

Individual player records[edit]

Each entry refers to the Win–Loss–Half record of the player.[38]

Europe[edit]

Player Points Matches Overall Singles Foursomes Fourballs
Paul Casey 1.5 3 1–1–1 0–0–1 0–0–0 1–1–0
Tommy Fleetwood 4 5 4–1–0 0–1–0 2–0–0 2–0–0
Sergio García 3 4 3–1–0 1–0–0 1–1–0 1–0–0
Tyrrell Hatton 1 3 1–2–0 0–1–0 0–0–0 1–1–0
Rory McIlroy 2 5 2–3–0 0–1–0 1–1–0 1–1–0
Francesco Molinari 5 5 5–0–0 1–0–0 2–0–0 2–0–0
Alex Norén 2 3 2–1–0 1–0–0 1–1–0 0–0–0
Thorbjørn Olesen 1 2 1–1–0 1–0–0 0–0–0 0–1–0
Ian Poulter 2 4 2–2–0 1–0–0 1–1–0 0–1–0
Jon Rahm 1 3 1–2–0 1–0–0 0–0–0 0–2–0
Justin Rose 2 4 2–2–0 0–1–0 2–0–0 0–1–0
Henrik Stenson 3 3 3–0–0 1–0–0 2–0–0 0–0–0

USA[edit]

Player Points Matches Overall Singles Foursomes Fourballs
Bryson DeChambeau 0 3 0–3–0 0–1–0 0–2–0 0–0–0
Tony Finau 2 3 2–1–0 1–0–0 0–0–0 1–1–0
Rickie Fowler 1 4 1–3–0 0–1–0 0–1–0 1–1–0
Dustin Johnson 1 5 1–4–0 0–1–0 0–2–0 1–1–0
Brooks Koepka 1.5 4 1–2–1 0–0–1 0–1–0 1–1–0
Phil Mickelson 0 2 0–2–0 0–1–0 0–1–0 0–0–0
Patrick Reed 1 3 1–2–0 1–0–0 0–0–0 0–2–0
Webb Simpson 2 3 2–1–0 1–0–0 1–1–0 0–0–0
Jordan Spieth 3 5 3–2–0 0–1–0 1–1–0 2–0–0
Justin Thomas 4 5 4–1–0 1–0–0 1–1–0 2–0–0
Bubba Watson 1 3 1–2–0 0–1–0 1–1–0 0–0–0
Tiger Woods 0 4 0–4–0 0–1–0 0–1–0 0–2–0

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Tony Jacklin also got 5 points (from 6 matches - 4 wins and 2 ties) playing for Great Britain in 1969.[32]
  2. ^ Besides losing his points record to Sergio García,[33] Nick Faldo was also overtaken by Phil Mickelson for most appearances (with 12 to Faldo's 11) and most matches played (with 47 to Faldo's 46).[34] Mickelson also overtook Arnold Palmer for most singles matches played by a US player (with 12 to Palmer's 11);[34] he also set a Ryder Cup record of 22 losses,[35] one ahead of Tiger Woods,[36] Neil Coles, and Christy O'Connor Snr (see European and American playing records).

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External links[edit]

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