Junior Ryder Cup
|Location||2016: Edina, Minnesota, USA|
|Course(s)||2016: Interlachen Country Club|
The Junior Ryder Cup is a team golf competition between Europe and the United States. It is based on the men's Ryder Cup and is run by the same organisations, the PGA of America and Ryder Cup Europe (a subsidiary of the PGA European Tour, with minority stakes held by the PGA of Great Britain & Ireland and the PGA of Europe). The 2016 event took place at the Interlachen Country Club, Edina, Minnesota on September 26 and 27. The United States won 15½–8½, their fifth successive victory in the event. On recent occasions there has been an informal "friendship match" played on the Ryder Cup course after the Junior Ryder Cup but before the Ryder Cup.
The teams consist of six boys and six girls. The tournament is played over two days of foursomes, fourball and singles matches. There are three boys' matches and three girls' foursomes matches and six mixed fourball matches on the first day. There are 12 singles matches on the second day, added in 2008.
The official event began as part of the lead up to the 1997 Ryder Cup in Spain. In 2002, the event gained marketing support from the Ryder Cup itself.
Several of the juniors who played in the competition have gone on to professional careers. Hunter Mahan and Suzann Pettersen played for the United States and European teams in 1999. Rory McIlroy was part of the 2004 European team, along with Oliver Fisher. Matteo Manassero played on the 2008 European team. Isabelle Lendl played for the United States in 2006, and Emma Talley played for the United States in 2008.
|Year||Venue||Location||Winning team||Score||Losing team|
|1997||Alcaidesa Links Golf Course||La Línea, Cádiz, Spain||United States||7||5||Europe|
|1999||Country Club of New Seabury||Mashpee, Massachusetts||Europe||10½||1½||United States|
|2002||The K Club||Straffan, County Kildare, Ireland||Europe||9½||2½||United States|
|2004||Westfield Group Country Club||Westfield Center, Ohio||Europe||8½||3½||United States|
|2006||Celtic Manor Resort||Newport, Wales||Europe1||6||6||United States|
|2008||The Club at Olde Stone||Bowling Green, Kentucky||United States||22||2||Europe|
|2010||Gleneagles Resort||Gleneagles, Scotland||United States||13½||10½||Europe|
|2012||Olympia Fields Country Club||Olympia Fields, Illinois||United States||14½||9½||Europe|
|2014||Blairgowrie Golf Club||Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland||United States||16||8||Europe|
|2016||Interlachen Country Club||Edina, Minnesota||United States||15½||8½||Europe|
1In the event of a tie the current holder retains the cup.
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- "Junior Ryder Cup History". European Tour. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
- "2018 Junior Ryder Cup to be played at Disneyland Paris". European Tour. Retrieved 23 September 2014.