What are the current Ryder Cup standings for Team USA and the European Team?
For the first time, the Ryder Cup between the US and Europe is set to take place in Italy at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club from 29 September to 1 October.
Golf enthusiasts eagerly await the next major event after Brian Harman’s triumphant victory in the 2023 Open Championship. They only have to wait 228 days for the 2024 Masters, but the 2023 Ryder Cup is just around the corner - the event is set to run from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1. Ryder Cup captain Zack Johnson has made his captain’s picks today.
The 2023 Ryder Cup will make history by being held in Italy at the prestigious Marco Simone Golf and Country Club on the outskirts of Rome. The venue is known for hosting renowned tournaments like the Italian Open in 1994 and 2021. It is expected to provide an electrifying atmosphere as the competition returns to European shores for the first time since 2018.
In the 2021 Ryder Cup, Team USA delivered a remarkable performance, dominating Team Europe with a score of 19-9, marking the widest margin of victory since 1967. The rivalry has been intense recently, with both teams alternating victories in the last four Ryder Cups dating back to 2014. No team has achieved back-to-back wins since Europe’s triumph in 2012 and 2014.
This year’s Ryder Cup will see Team USA under the leadership of captain Zach Johnson while Luke Donald guides Team Europe. Notably, Henrik Stenson was initially slated to lead the team but was replaced following his defection to LIV Golf last summer. Amidst speculations about LIV players’ eligibility, whether they will participate in this year’s event remains uncertain. Still, they have continued to earn qualification points based on their performances in major tournaments.
Tyrrell Hatton has confirmed his place on the European team - his third consecutive appearance at the event after making his Ryder Cup debut in Paris in 2018.
The competition intensifies as players vie for coveted spots on their respective teams. Here’s an early look at the projected rosters for both sides at the 2023 Ryder Cup:
The 2023 Ryder Cup standings
Interesting developments in US golf as the Ryder Cup approaches. Scheffler leads and is a clear favorite for Team USA. Koepka, who recently dropped out of the top four, has doubts about his status. Captain’s picks include rising stars Homa and Young, experienced Spieth, and likely Fowler—the notable absence of Justin Thomas, who has had a rough year.
Team USA: (Confirmed) Scottie Scheffler, Wyndham Clark, Brian Harman, Max Homa, Xander Schauffele, Patrick Cantlay. (Projected) Brooks Koepka, Cameron Young, Jordan Spieth, Keegan Bradley, Collin Morikawa, Rickie Fowler
The 2023 Team Europe for the Ryder Cup will have a mix of seasoned veterans and up-and-coming newcomers. Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm will lead the team, while Robert MacIntyre, Yannik Paul, and Adrian Meronk are expected to make their debut. Tommy Fleetwood and Victor Perez are likely captain’s picks, and the final spots will go to Shane Lowry, Tyrell Hatton, and Viktor Hovland.
Team Europe (projected): Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Robert MacIntyre, Yannik Paul, Tyrell Hatton, Viktor Hovland, Adrian Meronk, Tommy Fleetwood, Victor Perez, Rasmus Hojgaard, Adrian Otaegui, Shane Lowry