Ryder Cup 2010

The Ryder Cup (officially the Ryder Cup Matches) is a golf competition between teams from Europe and the United States. The competition is jointly administered by the PGA of America and the PGA European Tour, and is contested every two years, the venue alternating between courses in the United States and Europe. The Ryder Cup is also the name of the trophy, after the person who donated it, Samuel Ryder.

The competition began following an exhibition match in 1926 between a team comprising American professionals against a similar one drawn from the British PGA on the East Course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey, UK. The first competition took place in 1927.

Early matches between the two sides were fairly even, but after the Second World War, repeated US dominance led to a decision to extend the representation of the British & Irish team to include continental Europe in 1979. This change was partly prompted by the success of a new generation of Spanish golfers of the time, including Seve Ballesteros and Antonio Garrido, who, in 1979, became the first Spaniards to play in the event. Since then, Team Europe has included players from Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, and Sweden.
Following this change, the event has enjoyed more competitive matches, with Europe winning seven times and retaining the Cup once, and with seven American wins over this period.
With the exception of Spain in 1997 and Ireland in 2006, all tournaments have been held either in the US or UK.
The 38th Ryder Cup, which pits teams of professional golfers from the USA and Europe in a three-day series of matches, will be held 1–3 October 2010 at the Twenty Ten golf course in the Celtic Manor Resort in the city of Newport, South Wales. The event, of which the USA is the defending cup holder, will be played on a newly-constructed course. The team captains are Colin Montgomerie for Europe and Corey Pavin for the USA.
These are the players both teams will be fielding this year:

Flag of Europe.svg   Team Europe
Name Age Residence Points
rank (W)
rank (E)
Scotland Colin Montgomerie 47 DunningScotland Non-playing captain
England Lee Westwood 37 WorksopEngland 1 1 3 7th appearance
Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy 21 HolywoodNorthern Ireland 2 3 8 Ryder Cup rookie
Germany Martin Kaymer 25 MettmannGermany 3 2 5 Ryder Cup rookie
Northern Ireland Graeme McDowell 31 PortrushNorthern Ireland 4 4 14 2nd appearance
England Ian Poulter 34 Milton KeynesEngland 7 5 13 3rd appearance
England Ross Fisher 29 CheamEngland 14 6 28 Ryder Cup rookie
Italy Francesco Molinari 27 TurinItaly 10 7 33 Ryder Cup rookie
Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez 46 MálagaSpain 11 8 26 4th appearance
Sweden Peter Hanson 32 TrelleborgSweden 13 9 43 Ryder Cup rookie
Italy Edoardo Molinari 29 TurinItaly 5 10 16 Captain’s pick, Ryder Cup rookie
England Luke Donald 32 High WycombeEngland 6 16 9 Captain’s pick, 3rd appearance
Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington 39 DublinIreland 8 12 22 Captain’s pick, 6th appearance

Flag of the United States.svg   Team USA
Name Age Residence Points
Corey Pavin 50 Dallas, Texas Non-playing captain
Phil Mickelson 40 Rancho Santa Fe, California 1 2 8th appearance
Hunter Mahan 28 Plano, Texas 2 15 2nd appearance
Bubba Watson 31 Bagdad, Florida 3 25 Ryder Cup rookie
Jim Furyk 40 Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 4 6 7th appearance
Steve Stricker 43 Madison, Wisconsin 5 4 2nd appearance
Dustin Johnson 26 Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 6 12 Ryder Cup rookie
Jeff Overton 27 Bloomington, Indiana 7 49 Ryder Cup rookie
Matt Kuchar 32 Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 8 10 Ryder Cup rookie
Zach Johnson 34 Lake Mary, Florida 11 18 Captain’s pick, 2nd appearance
Tiger Woods 34 Windermere, Florida 12 1 Captain’s pick, 6th appearance
Stewart Cink 37 Duluth, Georgia 14 35 Captain’s pick, 5th appearance
Rickie Fowler 21 Las Vegas, Nevada 20 32 Captain’s pick, Ryder Cup rook

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