The Ryder Cup 2021, Whistling Straits, Wisconsin, 24-26 September
The Ryder Cup 2021, previews and more
Delayed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ryder Cup returns this week at Wisconsin’s Whistling Straits, the scenic Pete Dye design on the shores of Lake Michigan...
Storylines: Team USA has won just two Ryder Cups in the last 20 years and both (2008, 2016) were home games… This will be the first Ryder Cup since 1993 without Phil Mickelson or Tiger Woods, although Mickelson is one of Stricker’s vice captains… It’s setting up as a battle between youth and experience, as the U.S. Team is sending six rookies to Whistling Straits, while Europe boasts Ryder Cup veterans... Read more
Whistling Straits was listed at 7,514 yards for the 2004 PGA, making it the longest course in major championship history at the time. It included three par-4s longer than 500 yards (Nos. 8, 15 and 18).
“There are bunkers everywhere, in staggering numbers. They snake along fairways, adorn the tops of two-story mounds, hide in seas of fescue rough and cling to the sides of greens.
“The bunkers at Whistling Straits range in size from depressions as small as a bathtub to a 300-yard monstrosity on the par-5 fifth hole.” Read more
Meet the Teams, from BBC Sport:
The 12 players from each team are introduced
Preview, from Yahoo!Sport by Josh Culp:
Friday will feature two sessions with four matches in each session. One session will be played with the four-ball format which is a 2v2 match with all four golfers playing their own ball.
Photo Galleries, from the Ryder Cup: