Ryder Cup TV Schedule, Odds, Teams, Format: Can the U.S. Win at Hazeltine?

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Ryder Cup TV Schedule, Odds, Teams, Format: Can the U.S. Win at Hazeltine?


Ryder Cup TV Schedule, Odds, Teams, Format: Can the U.S. Win at Hazeltine?

The Ryder Cup is finally here and this time it feels like the U.S. has actually fielded one of the best teams they’ve had in a long time, at least that’s what captain Davis Love III believes. Love said, “This is the best golf team, maybe, ever assembled.”

If you were wondering what Rory McIlroy thinks of that?

Love provided bulletin board material for the European team who had already provided material for the U.S. team after Lee Westwood claimed that Tiger’s presence “could have an adverse effect in the team room.” Westwood’s claim was about Woods as a player and not as a Vice captain. Westy is right in that it has been difficult to find the right partner to pair Woods with. This year Woods isn’t playing and therefore there aren’t any worries about who he will be paired with so we can all move on from that. Well, everyone but Brandel Chamblee that is.

On paper the U.S. looks like the team to beat, but considering the Europeans have won eight of the last 10 events, who knows what will actually happen?

This year the event is being held at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota. The 7,628 yard par-72 course has hosted two U.S. Opens and two PGA Championships; most recently the 2009 PGA Championship.

Below you can find the TV Schedule, Overall odds and a couple of props, a list of the teams that includes their wins over the last two years as well as their records in the Ryder Cup, and some info about the format.

TV Schedule

Friday – 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM – Golf Channel
Saturday – 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM – NBC
Sunday – 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM – NBC

Ryder Cup Odds, via TopBet.eu


US -185
Europe +175
Tie +1200


 USA +135 Europe +155 Tie +260
USA +135 Europe +160 Tie +260


 USA +115 Europe +175 Tie +260
USA +115 Europe +160 Tie +260


USA -125 Europe +165 Tie +700



 Player OWGR PGA Tour Wins Euro/Other Wins Top 10s Ryder Cup Record
Rory McIlroy 3 4  3 25 6-4-4
Henrik Stenson 5 1 2 24 5-4-2
Danny Willett 10 1 3 17
Justin Rose 11 1 2 18  9-3-2
Sergio Garcia 12 1 1 16  18-9-5
Rafa Cebrera Bello 30 13
Chris Wood 32 2 14
Thomas Pieters 42 3 10
Matthew Fitzpatrick 44 2 14
Lee Westwood 46 2 11 20-15-6
Martin Kaymer 48 14 4-3-3
Andy Sullivan 50 2 9


 Player OWGR PGA Tour Wins Euro/Other Wins Top 10s Ryder Cup Record
Dustin Johnson  2  4 26 4-3-0
Jordan Spieth 4  8 1 29 2-1-1
Patrick Reed 8  2 17 3-1-0
Rickie Fowler 9 2 2 17 0-4-4
Phil Mickelson 15 9 16-19-7
Jimmy Walker 16 3 12 1-1-3
Matt Kuchar 17  1 20 4-5-2
J.B. Holmes 21 1 13 2-0-1
Brooks Koepka 22 1 1 17
Brandt Snedeker 23 2 13 1-2-0
Zach Johnson 28 1 16 6-6-2
Ryan Moore 31 2 12

*Tour wins and top 10 finishes are over the last two years and include wrap-around events and the Hero World Challenge and Olympics as other


Friday/Saturday Morning – Foursomes   

Tee Times (Central Time): 7:35 AM, 7:50 AM, 8:05 AM, 8:20 AM

How it works:

Each side will send out teams consisting of two players. Those two players will play one ball per hole with players taking turns on each shot until the hole is completed. On each hole, the players will reset and alternate tee shots, so for example, even if a player is the last to putt on a hole, if he didn’t hit the tee shot, he will lead off on the next hole. For each hole points are awarded. If a team wins the hole they receive one point, if both teams finish the hole with the same score they will receive a half a point each.

Friday/Saturday Afternoon – Fourball

Tee Times (Central Time): 12:30 PM, 12:45 PM, 1:00 PM, 1:15 PM

Each team will send out two players. Those two players will play their own ball. The lowest two scores for each team will be what is tallied at the end of the hole. If one team has a player with a lower score than the other team, they are awarded a point; if the two low scores on each team are the same each team will receive a half a point.

Sunday – Singles

11:04 a.m. – 1:05 p.m. (11 minute intervals)

This pretty self explanatory, but each player will face off against another from the opposing team. For every hole won a player is awarded a point and if the two finish the hole with the same score they each receive a half a point.


There are 28 total matches between foursomes, four-ball, and singles. For each match a point is awarded. If the players finish even and share the same score or win the same number of points/holes, each team is awarded a half of a point. The first team to 14.5 points will win the Ryder Cup.

In the event that both teams finish with 14 points, the Cup is awarded to the team that won the last event. I think this is a joke and there should be a sudden death playoff between two chosen singles, but that’s just how it goes.

My Pick

Without knowing the pairings it’s hard to offer up a real pick on whether or not the U.S. will win and who has a chance in the Friday/Saturday matches, but on paper this team does appear to be one of the best fielded in recent memory. The new mentality of players getting along could also work out to the U.S.’s advantage. There is no “who will Tiger be paired with?” to worry about. As long as Dustin Johnson doesn’t get sent out with Phil Mickelson, I’m hopeful that the American’s will hoist the trophy when all is said and done on Sunday.

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