While the golf world has to wait another seven months for its next major championship to be contested, the excitement for most important international event in the sport has reached a fever pitch with the 43rd Ryder Cup set to get underway Friday from Whistling Straits. Though this event — still named the 2020 Ryder Cup — was delayed a full year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no lacking anticipation as the United States and Europe begin their biennial battle.
Serving as the host is a beautiful course in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, with some links characteristics that should excite the European team. They will need whatever help they can get entering the Ryder Cup as significant underdogs to an American team that boasts youth and talent up and down its roster. Though the U.S. is just 2-7 in Ryder Cups since the turn of the century, it is looking to win it’s second straight on home soil.
This one is going to be a barn-burner from start to finish, and our CBS Sports experts have offered their picks and predictions for the Ryder Cup. So go ahead and brush up on the Ryder Cup format along with the scoring and rules procedures as the event gets underway Friday. If this event is anything like the last one held in the United States at Hazeltine in 2016, it’s going to be a ton of fun with plenty of Cheeseheads having a blast in Wisconsin.
Here’s a look at Friday’s schedule so you can watch all the action. Be sure to check out our live Ryder Cup results and scores throughout the day. All times Eastern
Three years of waiting are over and a golf event that captures the sporting world like no other is ready to get underway as USA host Europe at Whistling Straits in the 43rd Ryder Cup.
The hosts made a flying start on the opening morning ending the Friday foursomes session with a 3-1 lead over Europe.
European captain Padraig Harrington sent Spanish duo Sergio Garcia and Jon Rahm out to set the standard and they delivered, beating Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas 3&1 thanks to some terrific golf in this clash of titans.