The 2025 Ryder Cup may be two years away, but how many of this year’s players will compete at Bethpage and what new faces might we see?
Only two days have passed since the conclusion of the Ryder Cup.
So what do you do next? You look two years ahead to the next one at Bethpage in Long Island of course!
Europe will carry confidence from Marco Simone to the United States, hoping to achieve something Rory McIlroy described as one of the biggest accomplishments in golf – winning an away Ryder Cup.
The fans in New York will look to make sure the USA take back the trophy, but which players will be on each 12-man team?
I’ve taken a stab at predicting the line-ups for the Ryder Cup 2025, as well as the captains.
Excuse me while I fetch my hard hat…
Captain: Luke Donald
Give Luke another go, I honestly don’t see why not. How long is the queue of worthy candidates behind him?
A two-time major champion and a super Ryder Cup player. There is no question the Spaniard will be at Bethpage.
In the back nine of his Ryder Cup career? You’re being modest, Rory. The Northern Irishman can book his flights now.
By the time 2025 rolls around, I expect Viktor Hovland to be a major champion, if not a multi-major champion.
Tyrrell Hatton has been one of the best European players of the last five years. He can match any American’s game on his day.
Marco Simone will be the first of many, many Ryder Cups for Ludvig Aberg. We are at the start of something special.
The former US Open champion has a poor Ryder Cup record, but he is in a new realm of his career now, and he could be made for Bethpage.
Much like the previous seven names, Tommy Fleetwood is set to be a crucial part of Europe’s attempts at a first away win since 2012.
His passion and drive for the Ryder Cup will surely take Shane Lowry over the line for qualification. If he doesn’t get an automatic spot, the captain will find it hard not to select him.
A two-time PGA Tour winner who is going from strength to strength. Sepp Straka is becoming a great player and could be an asset for Europe in years to come.
Donald chose Nicolai Hojgaard as a glimpse into the future of Team Europe and I suspect the young Dane could develop into a more solid and effective Ryder Cup player in 2025.
Adrien Dumont De Chassart
A player some of you mightn’t be familiar with, but he’s shown a great trajectory at college and on the Korn Ferry Tour. He will be on the cusp of Team Europe at worst in two years’ time.
Vincent Normann is a recent winner on the PGA Tour and the DP World Tour and is set to add another Scandinavian bow to Team Europe in 2025.
Fringe players to watch…
Gustav Frimodt (trust me)
Captain: Stewart Cink
Stewart Cink was a vice-captain for the first time in Rome and, as an Open champion and a five-time Ryder Cup participant, it seems this could be a logical choice.
The World No.1 will definitely be on Team USA at Bethpage, probably as a multi-major winner by then too.
Patrick Cantlay is one of the USA’s most consistent performers on the PGA Tour. One of a number of players who are almost guaranteed a spot.
He was my pick to be America’s MVP in Rome. Max Homa has turned into an outstanding player who just needs some major form to solidify his place as one of the world’s best.
Much like Cantlay, Xander Schauffele has become part of the furniture on PGA Tour leaderboards and certainly in the Team USA dressing room.
I’d be surprised if Justin Thomas’ form continued to slump in the next two years. He had a Ryder Cup to forget last week, but he certainly showed much more courage than some of his teammates in Rome.
I honestly thought long and hard about Jordan Spieth’s place on this side. He was erratic last week and his form would have to improve to be a main player in Long Island.
He didn’t play like the two-time major champion he is in Italy, but Collin Morikawa is an incredible golfer and I’d be stunned if he wasn’t part of this squad.
Sam Burns didn’t have a Ryder Cup debut to remember, but his PGA Tour career is ascending in a great direction and he clearly has a passion for match play.
Although his world ranking points routes are restricted, I can definitely see Brooks Koepka winning another major soon and getting himself in this team.
It seems incredible to me that Will Zalatoris has never played in a Ryder Cup and won’t until 2025. I’d be stunned if he wasn’t at Bethpage if he was fit and healthy.
Cameron Young is on the cusp of his first PGA Tour win and with strong showings in majors too, I expect him to make his Ryder Cup debut sooner rather than later.
This would be fun. After finally earning his first PGA Tour win at the Fortinet Championship, the floodgates could open for Sahith Theegala and I would love to see him play at the Ryder Cup.
Fringe players to watch…
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