Ryder Cup 2020 - Whistling Straits
The Ryder Cup (like its female counterpart the Solheim Cup) takes place every two years between teams of male golfers from Europe and the USA with the venue switching between courses in the United States and Europe. When it is played, it is one of the major highlights of that years golfing calendar.
Founded in 1927, the competition takes its name from Samuel Ryder, the British businessman who donated the trophy and was originally contested between teams from Great Britain and the United States. Extended dominance by the US team led to the inclusion of other European golfers from 1979. Since this time, the competition has been more evenly balanced with almost an equal number of wins by both teams.
Played over the course of three days between teams of 12 players on a match play basis, the Ryder Cup is always a hotly contested affair with the exuberance of the players matching that of the fans. The selection process, based on merit, for each of the teams, leading up to the tournament, ensures that the worlds current top players are always involved. As well, each team captain’s individual selections ensure that some of the longstanding characters of the sport are not left out.
The partisan atmosphere at these competitions is well-renowned and from a spectator’s point of view it almost feels as if you are part of the team, such is the connection between players and fans. There is no other sporting event that brings these two sides so closely together, making it an event to be witnessed first hand at least once in any one’s lifetime.
SGH Sporting Events will be happy to discuss a travel, accommodation and golf break to take in this biennial event.
Day 1 - Check In
Arrive for 5 nights 4* accommodation.
Arrive into General Mitchel International Airport, Milwaukee or O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, collect your bags and transfer to your hotel. On arrival you will be met at the hotel before checking in for 5 nights, 4* accommodation, the evening is at your leisure to acclimatise and relax.
Day 2 - Ryder Cup
Tickets to the final practice round and opening ceremony of the 43rd Ryder Cup.
Breakfast at the hotel before departing for Whistling Straits Golf Course and the final practice round ahead of the 43rd Ryder Cup. The Opening Ceremony will take place at the end of the afternoon.
Day 3 - Ryder Cup
Tickets to the first round of the 43rd Ryder Cup.
Day 1 of the 2020 Ryder Cup gets underway. Play will begin early with both fourballs and foursomes taking place today. There will be shuttle transfers taking you to the golf course every 30 minutes so you can be there as early or as late as you wish. Enjoy 36 holes of the most intense competition in golf as both sides look for an early advantage. Team USA took a 4-0 lead after the first round of matches in 2016, a lead they never relinquished, if they have any ambitions of regaining the trophy again they will need a quick start.
Day 4 - Ryder Cup
Tickets to the second round of the 43rd Ryder Cup.
Breakfast will again be available at the hotel before departing for Whistling Straights on your chosen transfer. Today will again see both fourballs and foursomes played with play beginning at 7am. The captains will be looking to make sure every member of the team has played at least once ahead of tomorrow’s singles matches. Be sure to make time for a visit to the merchandise village, there’s sure to be plenty to tempt you. The evening will again be at your leisure to relax and enjoy your surroundings.
Day 5 - Ryder Cup
Tickets to the third and final round of the 43rd Ryder Cup.
Breakfast at the hotel before departing for the final day of the 2020 Ryder Cup and the all-important Singles Matches. In 2016 Hazeltine played host to some of the most amazing golf ever seen in a Ryder Cup as Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed went head to head with some scintillating golf before Sergio Garcia and Phil Mickleson halved their match each shooting an amazing 9 under par 63. The first tee time will be around 11am allowing a more leisurely start to the day. The Closing Ceremony will take place in the early evening before returning to the hotel and a chance for a few celebratory drinks.
Day 6 - Check Out
Check out and depart your hotel by midday.