Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ryder Cup Fourballs - The First Pairings

So the first pairings have been announced for the Fourballs for Friday morning and they are as follows:

Tee-OffEuropeUSA
7.45amWestwood & KaymerMickelson & D Johnson
8.00amMcIlroy & McDowellCink & Kuchar
8.15amPoulter & FisherStricker & Woods
8.30amDonald & HarringtonWatson & Overton

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ryder Cup First Round - Fourball Explained

So the first game of the Ryder Cup Golf Tournament is the Fourball on Friday morning. So what is a Fourball format? Well, each match is made up of 2 golfers each from the US and Europe and there are 4 matches - and so 8 players from each team take part. Each player plays their own ball and the player with the best score at each hole takes the point for that hole for their team. If one player from each side has the same score then the hold is halved. At the end of the 18 holes (or before if they are more points ahead than there are holes remaining) the team with the most points wins for that match and gets one point for their team (or the point is halved if they have the same number of points).

Here Comes the Ryder Cup!

So only a couple of days before the Ryder Cup kicks off in Cardiff, Wales and the teams are as follows:
USA
Captain: Corey Pavin
Team Members: Phil Mickelson, Hunter Mahan, Bubba Watson, Jim Furyk, Steve Stricker, Dustin Johnson, Jeff Overton, Matt Kuchar, Stewart Cink, Rickie Fowler, Zach Johnson, Tiger Woods.
Europe
Team Captain: Colin Montgomerie
Team Members: Luke Donald, Ross Fisher, Peter Hanson, Padraig Harrington, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Martin Kaymer, Graeme McDowell, Rory Mcilroy, Edoardo Molinari, Francesco Molinari, Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood.
Looking forward to some great golf!