Ryder Cup 2016: Rules, Format and Points System Primer for Golf Tournament

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Published: September 29, 2016

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Europe will look to extend its run of dominance over the United States in the 2016 Ryder Cup starting Friday. The European team has captured the coveted international trophy six times in the past seven competitions, including three straight wins dating back to 2010.

The Americans have a golden opportunity to bring an end to the drought this weekend, though. Along with getting to compete on home soil, Team USA looks like the more well-rounded squad on paper, which is why they enter the event as -185 moneyline favorites (bet $185 to win $100), per Stephen Campbell of Odds Shark.

Let's check out all of the important information heading into the latest edition of the biennial showcase. That's followed by a look at the format and a tournament preview.

                                                                 

2016 Ryder Cup Details Where: Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota

When: Friday, Sept. 30 — Sunday, Oct. 2

Watch: NBC and Golf Channel (Full Schedule)

Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra

                                                               

Rules and Format

American captain Davis Love III gets the opportunity to determine the order of competition for the first two days, choosing between foursomes and fourball for the morning and afternoon. Two years ago, the U.S. won both fourball sessions and lost both foursome sessions.

There are a total of 28 points up for grabs over the three days of golf. There are no playoff holes. If any matchup is tied after 18, the match is halved. The...
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