Ryder Cup 2021 Schedule Tee Times TV Channels Teams
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The schedule for the Ryder Cup 2021 has returned to some normalcy but the impact of COVID-19 still has a trickle-down effect. The Ryder Cup will feature 12 golfers from the United States going facing off with 12 golfers from Europe. The event will start on Friday and will come to an end on Sunday, 28 matches later.

We provide you some basic information about the tournament. Let’s check them out.

What is the Ryder Cup?

The Ryder Cup is a biennial matchplay contest between Europe and the United States of America.

It was first played in Massachusetts in 1927 between players from Great Britain and the US.

Although golfers from Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, and Jersey played for Britain, Ireland was only formally added to the team name in 1973, with players from continental Europe allowed from 1979.

The US won 18 of the first 22 matches, with three defeats and one tied contest.

Since 1979, Europe have won 11 of the 20 matches played, with the US winning eight and one ties.

Ryder Cup 2021 Location:

This year Ryder Cup will take place at the Whistling Straits Golf course. The Whistling Straits course is on the shore of Lake Michigan about 150 miles north of Chicago.

The three-day contest takes place from Friday to Sunday and Wisconsin is six hours behind the UK.

The opening ceremony takes place from 22:00 BST on Thursday, 23 September, where the captains will introduce their 12 players and reveal the pairings for Friday’s first session.

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The contest takes place over five sessions across three days.

As hosts, the US gets to pick the order of the sessions for the first two days. Captain Stricker has elected to play foursomes matches in the opening sessions.

  • Day one: Four foursomes matches starting at 13:05 BST, with four fourball matches from 18:10.
  • Day two: Four foursomes starting at 13:05, with four fourball matches from 18:10.
  • Day three: 12 singles matches featuring all players from 17:04.

The pairings for the fourball matches on days one and two will be announced towards the end of the foursomes.

Day two’s foursomes line-ups will be announced at the end of day one’s play.

The 12 singles matches will be revealed at the end of day two.

Ryder Cup Schedule 2021:

The main event between the European side against the USA will be held from Friday, September 24 to Sunday, September 26.

Tee Times:

(All times are BST)

Friday, 24th September – Foursome Matches
Match 11.05 p.m
Match 21.21 p.m
Match 31.37 p.m
Match 41.53 p.m
Friday, 24th September – Fourball Matches
Match 16.10 p.m
Match 26.26 p.m
Match 36.42 p.m
Match 46.58 p.m
Saturday, 25th September – Foursome Matches
Match 11.05 p.m
Match 21.21 p.m
Match 31.37 p.m
Match 41.53 p.m
Saturday, 25th September – Fourball Matches
Match 16.10 p.m
Match 26.26 p.m
Match 36.42 p.m
Match 46.58 p.m
Sunday, 26th September – Single Matches
Match 15.04 p.m
Match 25.15 p.m
Match 35.26 p.m
Match 45.37 p.m
Match 55.48 p.m
Match 65.59 p.m
Match 76.10 p.m
Match 86.21 p.m
Match 96.32 p.m
Match 106.43 p.m
Match 116.54 p.m
Match 127.05 p.m

How does the scoring work?

One point is awarded for each match won, with half a point for each tied match.

There are 28 matches across the three days so defending champions Europe need 14 points for a tie that would see them retain the Ryder Cup. For the US to regain the trophy they must score at least 14½ points.

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The Teams:

Team USA – Captain: Steve Stricker

  • Daniel Berger
  • Patrick Cantlay
  • Bryson DeChambeau
  • Harris English
  • Tony Finau
  • Dustin Johnson
  • Brooks Koepka
  • Collin Morikawa
  • Xander Schauffele
  • Scottie Scheffler
  • Jordan Spieth
  • Justin Thomas

Team Europe – Captain: Padraig Harrington

  • Paul Casey
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick
  • Tommy Fleetwood
  • Sergio Garcia
  • Tyrrell Hatton
  • Viktor Hovland
  • Shane Lowry
  • Rory McIlroy
  • Ian Poulter
  • Jon Rahm
  • Bernd Wiesberger
  • Lee Westwood

Ryder Cup 2021 TV Schedule:

American TV Schedule:

NBC and Golf Channel have exclusive broadcast rights for the 2021 Ryder Cup from 8:30 am to 7 pm.

8:30 am to 7 pmFriday, September 24GOLF
8:30 am to 9 pmSaturday, September 25GOLF
9 am to 7 pmSaturday, September 25NBC
Noon to 6 pmSunday, September 26NBC

Europe TV Schedule:

Sky Sports has broadcast rights for the Ryder Cup tournament in the UK. Here is what channel will broadcast the tournament online in Europe.

All timings are following below in local times.

TerritoryDateTimeTV Channels
World Feed23/09/2115:00-16:00 (GMT)World Feed
World Feed24/09/2106:00-17:00 (GMT)World Feed
World Feed25/09/2106:00-17:00 (GMT)World Feed
World Feed26/09/2110:00-17:00 (GMT)World Feed
France24/09/2108:50-09:50Canal +
France24/09/2108:00-19:00Canal +
UK24/09/2106:30-18:00Sky Sports Golf
UK24/09/2106:30-18:00Sky Sports Main Event
Denmark24/09/2108:00-19:00VIASAT GOLF
Finland24/09/2108:00-19:00VIASAT GOLF
Germany24/09/2108:00-19:00SKY SPORT 2
Italy24/09/2108:00-19:00SKY SPORT GOLF
Norway24/09/2108:00-19:00VIASAT SPORT
Spain24/09/2108:00-16:00MOVISTAR GOLF
Sweden24/09/2108:00-19:00VIASAT GOLF
Russia24/09/2108:00-19:00VIASAT GOLF


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