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How do they pick Ryder Cup matches?
For the Foursomes and Fourballs on the Friday and Saturday, 4 teams of 2 golfers are selected from each squad of 12. The captain then selects the order in which he will put them out, both captains do this and submit their starting sheet. Then the captains announce it, and whoever the European captain selected first will play the USA captains' first selction. For the Sunday singles, the captains will order their players 1-12 and whoever the USA chose as no.1 will play the European no.1.
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There are many factors but the captain has to have a good reputation among fellow golfers and preferably be a former PGA Champion. I'm sure there are other factors at stake as… well. The 2010 team USA captain is Corey Pavin and team Europe captain is Colin Montgomerie. Both are very experienced golfers and near the same age (50). Corey has 27 professional wins and Colin has 40 wins. My preview of the 2010 Ryder Cup is here aussiepunter.com/news/sport/2010-ryder-cup-preview
Nick Faldo, he has won a total of 25 points.
He captained the victorious 2002 side, but he did not play a match as captain.
He got the idea after watching the second unofficial match in 1926, he then donated a trophy and the first official match was in 1927.
The European and U.S. teams have 12 players each chosen by a captain.
Each team consists of 12 players. On Friday and Saturday there is a fourball match (4 teams of two for each team), and a foursomes match (again 4 teams of two for each team), …Saturday is the same, and on Sunday all 12 players play a singles match.
According to Rydercup.com, and after entering the answer as the answer to the weekly question in a sweepstakes and they saying I got the answer right, the answer is Arnold Pal…mer.
How does the PGA pick captains for the Ryder cup?
There was no Ryder Cup in 2011.
In the Ryder cup there are only two teams, American and European.
There are four foursomes on Friday and four fourball better balls, so 8. Then the same on Saturday, so another 8. Then twelve singles matches on the Sunday. 28 matches in tota…l, 28 points available, 14 1/2 points needed to win the cup and 14 to retain it.
In PGA Tour
The Ryder Cup is taking place in Wales, Europe.
In the singles, which is the final round. Each captain submits a list of players in order of how they shall play, 1-12. Then European 1 plays USA 1, European 2 plays USA 2 and… so on.
It's always been 4