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Ryder Cup

  • The Ryder Cup Matches is a golf tournament in which a team of the best American golfers competes against a team of the best European golfers for the Ryder Cup trophy
  • The venue alternates between the two continents every two years
  • It is the third biggest sporting event in the world
  • The Ryder Cup Matches are jointly managed by the PGA (Professional Golfers' Association) of America and the PGA European Tour
  • Countries make a bid to host the Ryder Cup
  • Wales won the bid to host the Ryder Cup 2010, which was held at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport

Did you know…?

  • The tournament was first held in 1927, with the United States competing against Great Britain. The competition was later extended to the rest of Europe
  • Over 400 million television viewers usually watch the tournament

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