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When is the 2022 Ryder Cup? Let us get you up to speed…
A brief history of the Ryder Cup
The Ryder Cup is a long standing biennial match between Europe and the USA. Dating back to 1927, the game was originally played between the GB&I and the USA, before the home nations team expanded to include all of Europe in 1979.
With a storied history, highly competitive matches featuring the world’s best players and a heated rivalry to boot, the Ryder Cup has become one of the biggest global events in sport, let alone the game of golf.
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Since GB&I expanded into Europe in 1979, Europe have won 11 matches to the USA’s eight victories. Prior to the expansion, the USA had won 17 of the last 18 Ryder Cups.
USA have had even less luck recently, as Europe have claimed nine of the last 12 ties. The American side will be hoping that their recently administered ‘Ryder Cup task force’ will provide more fruitful results in the coming years.
Where is the 2022 Ryder Cup?
The 2022 Ryder Cup will be held for the first time in Italy, at the Marco Simone Golf Club in Rome. The course is undergoing heavy renovations at present and work is already well under way to prepare the course for the biggest event in golf.
Italy won the right to host the fabled tournament in 2015 after defeating bids from Austria, Denmark, Germany, Portugal, Spain and Turkey. Of those six rival countries, only Spain had hosted the competition before.
And when is the 2022 Ryder Cup?
The Ryder Cup will take place from the September 30 to October 2, 2022.
Who are the current champions?
Europe currently hold the Ryder Cup after a dominant 17.5-10.5 win at Le Golf National in Paris. The USA will have a chance to regain the cup prior to Rome however at the 2020 Ryder Cup in Whistling Straits next September.