The 2016 Ryder Cup kicks off on Friday 30 September when the morning foursomes get under way
The wait is nearly over. The latest exciting instalment of the Ryder Cup is about to arrive, with Europe heading to Minnesota to clash with a typically star-studded American side at Hazeltine.
Europe are as big as 2/1 with Paddy Power to win their fourth consecutive Ryder Cup although Darren Clarke has no less than six rookies making their bow, while opposite number Davis Love III has just two newbies in his dozen.
The US are a best price 8/13 (BetVictor) to stop the rot and claim their first victory since 2008, with Love having come agonisingly close to winning in 2012 before the Miracle of Medinah occurred.
2016 Ryder Cup schedule (UK time)
Friday 30 September & Saturday 1 October
Friday and Saturday follow the same format. We begin with the foursomes matches each day which means that European and American pairings play with one ball.
In the afternoon, there is then the fourball matches where the pairings play with their own ball and it’s the best score for each hole.
Sunday 2 October
The Sunday singles will start teeing off at 5.04pm (UK time), with the pairings going off at eleven minute intervals all the way through to 7.05pm.
The action could finish around 11.05pm and we might expect some high drama on the final day.
Singles – 5:04 pm – 7:05 pm (11 minute intervals).
The Ryder Cup Teams
Davis Love III has selected Ryan Moore as his final captain’s pick, with both teams now known and America will boast Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson and Zach Johnson in their midst.
Darren Clarke will hope that the experience of Sergio Garcia, Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood can help the rookies in the team, with Clarke selecting Thomas Pieters as a final wildcard to mean half the team are new players.
Rickie Fowler (captain’s pick)
J.B. Holmes (captain’s pick)
Matt Kuchar (captain’s pick)
Ryan Moore (captain’s pick)
Rafa Cabrera Bello
Martin Kaymer (captain’s pick)
Thomas Pieters (captain’s pick)
Lee Westwood (captain’s pick)