BMW Golfsport Ryder Cup 2020

DER RYDER CUP 2020.

22nd – 27th September. Whistling Straits, Kohler.

DER RYDER CUP 2020.

22nd – 27th September. Whistling Straits, Kohler.

Der Ryder Cup 2020.22nd – 27th September. Whistling Straits, Kohler.

RYDER CUP 2020.

Whistling Straits, Kohler.

BMW has been a partner of the Ryder Cup since 2006 and is now Worldwide Partner for the first time. In Kohler (US state of Wisconsin), the USA team will be out to take revenge for the resounding defeat suffered in Paris. This will not be easy. Although the Europeans were generally outplayed the last time the USA hosted the Ryder Cup in 2016, they have shown often enough in recent history that they are well capable of winning the iconic competition across the Atlantic. The spectacular Whistling Straits links on the banks of Lake Michigan looks set to host another memorable Ryder Cup

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WHISTLING STRAITS.

Golf fans are most familiar with Whistling Straits as a venue for the PGA Championship. Although the impressive course was only opened as recently as 1998, the major has already been held here on three occasions: 2004, 2010 and 2015. It will now host the biggest event in golf in 2020. The Ryder Cup will be played on the Straights Course, which was designed by famous golf course architect Pete Dye and is a classic British-style links course. With a length of 7,100 metres, it is spread over a three-kilometre stretch of the banks of Lake Michigan. The course has roughly 1,000 bunkers – nobody knows exactly how many, as the number is constantly changing, due to the effect of the wind and weather on the sandy ground.

BMW Ryder Cup 2020 Steve Stricker

STEVE STRICKER.

Captain of Team USA.

Steve Stricker is the man charged with winning the Ryder Cup back for the USA. The event at Whistling Straits will be a real home match for the 52-year-old: Stricker was born in Wisconsin and still lives there. A more important factor in his selection as captain was probably the fact that the twelve-time winner on the PGA TOUR enjoys the full support and respect of his colleagues – this is an important factor, as the Americans strive to counter the team spirit that has been the great strength of their European opponents. “Stricks”, who has been involved in three Ryder Cups (one win) as a player, is also seen as a big tinkerer and strategist, who has already proven himself as a captain in the 2017 Presidents Cup.

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BMW Ryder Cup 2020 Padraig Harrington

PÁDRAIG HARRINGTON.

Captain of Team Europe.

For a long time, it has been a safe bet that Pádraig Harrington would, at some time, captain the European team in a Ryder Cup. That time has come, and the 48-year-old will attempt to defend the coveted trophy in the USA in 2020. The likeable Irishman is extremely popular with his colleagues and a role model for the latest generation of top European players. Before his victories at the Open in 2007 and 2008, and the 2007 PGA Championship, Europe had had to wait almost a decade since its last major winner. “Paddy” showed the likes of McIlroy, Kaymer and Stenson that it was possible. The experience gained at six Ryder Cups as a player (four wins) and three as vice captain (two wins) make Harrington an excellent choice as captain.

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QUALIFICATION.

Qualification Team USA Ryder Cup 2020

QUALIFICATION.

Team USA.

American golfers can score points towards qualification between 1st January 2019 and 23rd August 2020. The points system is based on prize money won at PGA TOUR tournaments. In 2019, points can only be scored at the majors (one point per 1,000 US dollars), WGC tournaments and the Players Championship (one point per 2,000 US dollars). In 2020, every 2,000 US dollars won is rewarded with one point at every tournament. At the majors, the winner receives two points per 1,000 US dollars, while every player that makes the cut picks up 1.5 points per 1,000 US dollars.

The top eight players at the end of the qualifying period automatically qualify for Ryder Cup Team USA. They are joined by four wild cards, who will be selected by captain Steve Stricker after the end of the TOUR Championship on 1st September 2020.

QUALIFICATION.

Qualification Team Europe Ryder Cup 2020

QUALIFICATION.

Team Europe.

The 12 players defending the title for Europe at the 2020 Ryder Cup will be decided in the period between the 2019 and 2020 BMW PGA Championships. The qualifying period begins and ends at the European Tour’s flagship tournament. The European team will be composed as follows: The top four players in the European Points List (based on the Race to Dubai points scored during this period), the top five players in the World Points List (based on the world ranking points scored during this period) and three wild cards, to be selected by captain Pádraig Harrington after the 2020 BMW PGA Championship. 

Harrington will have one less Captain’s Pick than his predecessor Thomas Bjørn in 2018. This is at the express request of the Irishman. Harrington believes the players who have earned qualification themselves will go into the event with greater confidence.

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