About The Ryder Cup
Within easy reach of both Edinburgh and Glasgow, Gleneagles will welcome visitors from across the globe hoping
to experience the unique atmosphere that the Ryder Cup brings. With the last two contests being separated by just
one point, the Ryder Cup has become one of the most fiercely contested team events. With Europe coming out on top
courtesy of a 8 foot putt by Germany's Martin Kaymer, it'll be safe to say that the European's have
experienced the rub of the green in recent years but the American's will come back hungrier than ever with a
will to win that will make for a fantastic event.
Your Golf Travel can offer a host of tournament packages to watch, stay and enjoy the 2014 Ryder Cup at
Gleneagles. Reserve your package now which include five nights accommodation, tickets to Thursday, Friday, Saturday
and Sunday as well as return transportation.
Future Ryder Cup Venues
The Ryder Cup takes place every two years, so following this year's event at Gleneagles it will return to
the USA in 2016 when Hazeltine National in Chaska, Minnesota will play host. As one of just two clubs in the US to
have hosted every tournament offered by the USGA and PGA of America, it will no doubt provide a memorable test for
the best golfers from America and Europe. Register your interest now and we'll be in touch when our packages go on sale.
2018 Ryder Cup Venue
Le Golf National, Paris, France
With excellent transport links from across Europe this looks set to be a fantastic event. Golfers will be
familiar with the course with it being a regular stop on the European Tour for the Open de France played each
2020 Ryder Cup Venue
Whistling Straits, Kohler, Wisconsin
Following its triumphant hosting of the 2010 US PGA Championship, which saw Martin Kaymer conquer in a
play-off over Bubba Watson, Whistling Straits will provide an excellent challenge combined with some of the finest
views in golf.
The Ryder Cup has been played 39 times with this year's competition being the 40th. It gets its name from
English businessman Samuel Ryder who donated the trophy. The trophy and the glory are the main attraction as the
players receive no prize money.
Until 1979 the European team consisted solely of golfers from Great Britain and Ireland but it was argued
that the tournament wasn't competitive enough because of the number of American wins. By opening the tournament
to European golfers the likes of talented Seve Ballesteros, Antonio Garrido and Bernhard Langer helped to make the
Ryder Cup what it is today.
Until 1979's team changes the United States had won 18 out of 22 matches with the Great Britain team
taking home just three wins and then tying on one.
When continental European golfers were introduced to the team, out of the 17 matches played since 1979,
Europe has won nine to the United States' seven. They've tied once too. When it's a tie the last team
to win holds onto the Cup.
In 1969 the team size increased from 10 players to 12. At this year's Ryder Cup each team will be made up
of nine players who qualify based on their performance and then three players chosen by the captain.
This year's captains are Paul McGinley for Europe and Tom Watson for USA.
Irishman McGinley famously holed a ten-foot putt on the 18th hole at the 2002 Ryder Cup at The Belfry against
Jim Furyk. It won the Cup for Europe. He's been Team Europe's vice-captain for the last two Ryder Cups and
this year takes the helm.
Tom Watson hails from Kansas City. His wins have included eight major championships - five Opens, two Masters
and one U.S. Open. He was also captain at the 1993 Ryder Cup at The Belfry whre he captained his side to victory.