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Where is the Ryder Cup this year? Date, venue and schedule for 2023 tournament in Rome

The 2023 Ryder Cup begins this week with Team Europe desperate to regain the trophy from the United States following a heavy defeat two years ago.

Working in their favour is the tournament being on home soil – Europe have not lost in their own continent in three decades, but on paper the US team is fearsome, boasting many of the world’s best players.

When is the 2023 Ryder Cup?

The Ryder Cup is being played from Friday 29 September to Sunday 1 October across three different formats: foursomes, fourball and singles.

Foursomes matches will be played on both Friday and Saturday morning, with the fourball being played in the afternoons, while Sunday is reserved for the singles.

How does the Ryder Cup work?

Here’s how each format works:

Foursomes

In foursomes two players from each team play one ball, taking alternating shots. One point will be allocated to each team for a win, and a tie will result in each team earning a half point.

Fourball

In fourball two players from each team compete but each has their own ball. The best score for each side is taken as the score for each hole. Like with foursomes, a win is worth a point, and that point is halved in a tie.

Singles

All 12 players from both the US and European teams compete head-to-head in singles matches, with a point for a win. The match-ups are somewhat random, with each captain deciding the order the players will be sent out in ahead of time.

There are 28 points at stake in total. The team with the most overall points at the end of the weekend takes home the Ryder Cup.

Where is the Ryder Cup being held?

This year’s tournament is being held at the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club near Rome in Italy.

It was designed by architect Jim Fazio and recently underwent an €11m (£9.5m) complete restyling in order to host the Ryder Cup.

Some of the highlights of the course are its expansive lakes and the ability to see St Peter’s Dome from many vantage points.

A view of the 11th-century castle belonging to fashion designer and owner of the Marco Simone Golf Club, Lavinia Biagiotti Cigna (Photo: AP)

But most impressively, on the grounds of the course is an 11th-century castle. It’s wedged between the sixth and eighth holes and has a large Italian flag waving from its tower.

The castle is the private residence of fashion designer Lavinia Biagiotti Cigna, who owns and runs the golf club.

It is accessed by passing through a series of three different security gates, and contains about 50 rooms, many of which feature Renaissance-era frescoes. It was named Marco Simone for the son of a 15th-century owner, Simone dei Tebaldi, who oversaw a massive restoration after centuries of invasions.

Astronomer Galileo Galilei once lived in the castle, and there are remains of prehistoric fossils that date back 300,000 years in the dungeon.

2023 Ryder Cup teams

Team Europe

  • Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland)
  • John Rahm (Spain)
  • Victor Hovland (Norway)
  • Tyrrell Hatton (England)
  • Robert MacIntyre (Scotland)
  • Matt Fitzpatrick (England)
  • Tommy Fleetwood (England) – captain’s pick
  • Sepp Straka (Austria) – captain’s pick
  • Justin Rose (England) – captain’s pick
  • Shane Lowry (Ireland) – captain’s pick
  • Nicolai Højgaard (Denmark) – captain’s pick
  • Ludvig Åberg (Sweden) – captain’s pick

Capt: Luke Donald (England)

Team USA

  • Scottie Scheffler
  • Wyndham Clarke
  • Brian Harman
  • Patrick Cantlay
  • Max Homa
  • Xander Schauffele
  • Sam Burns – captain’s pick
  • Rickie Fowler – captain’s pick
  • Brooks Koepka – captain’s pick
  • Collin Morikawa – captain’s pick
  • Jordan Spieth – captain’s pick
  • Justin Thomas – captain’s pick

Capt: Zach Johnson

How can I watch the Ryder Cup?

The Ryder Cup will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Golf.

Coverage begins at 6am on Friday and Saturday, and 9am on Sunday.

Subscribers can also stream the tournament via the Sky Go app and Now TV.

2023 Ryder Cup tee times

All times BST

Friday

  • 6.35am – foursomes match 1
  • 6.50am – foursomes match 2
  • 7.05am – foursomes match 3
  • 7.20am – foursomes match 4
  • 11.25am – fourball match 1
  • 11.40am – fourball match 2
  • 11.55am – fourball match 3
  • 12.10pm – fourball match 4

Saturday

  • 7.35am – foursomes match 1
  • 7.50am – foursomes match 2
  • 8.05am – foursomes match 3
  • 8.20am – foursomes match 4
  • 12.25pm – fourball match 1
  • 12.40pm – fourball match 2
  • 12.55pm – fourball match 3
  • 12.10pm – fourball match 4

Sunday

11.35am start, 12 players tee off every 12 minutes, finish time approximately 5pm

What should we expect?

European Ryder Cup captain, Luke Donald, admits his team “have their work cut out” as they seek to wrest the trophy back from the United States.

After a record defeat at Whistling Straits two years ago, Donald has the unenviable task of maintaining the hosts’ 30-year unbeaten record on home soil.

On paper the Americans have the superior team – with 10 of their 12 players currently in the world’s top 20 – and even though Europe have three of the top four, Donald is aware of the challenge which awaits.

“I know it’s going to be a difficult next few days, it really is. The US are very strong. We know that,” he said at a press conference at Marco Simone.

“We are coming off our worst defeat ever in a Ryder Cup. US players are strong, high up in the world rankings and they have some great partnerships and have had a lot of success.

“We have our work cut out but as captain, you have to be confident. I certainly have a lot of belief in my team and you have to have belief that you’re going to get them into a place where they are going to be successful.”


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