Ryder Cup

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the Ryder Cup the trophy awarded in a professional golfing competition between teams representing Europe and the US
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Word Origin for Ryder Cup

C20: named after Samuel Ryder (1859–1936), British businessman and golf patron

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Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012


What is the Ryder Cup?

The Ryder Cup is a golf competition between a team of U.S. players and a team of European players.

The trophy awarded to the winning team is also called the Ryder Cup.

The event is especially known for the rivalry between the two sides—especially since golf is not usually a team sport.

The event usually alternates between locations in the U.S. and Europe.

When is the Ryder Cup?

The Ryder Cup usually takes place every two years starting in September. The 2022 Ryder Cup is scheduled for September 30–October 2, 2022. The 2023 Ryder Cup is scheduled for September 29–October 1, 2023.

More information and context on the Ryder Cup

The Ryder Cup was first officially held in 1927, growing out of similar competitions that had been held prior to that.

The event is named for English merchant and golf enthusiast Samuel Ryder, who funded its establishment. It was intended to feature the best players from the United States and Britain. The British team expanded in 1973 to allow players from Ireland, and then again in 1979 to allow players from all of Europe.

The word cup refers to a trophy and is used in the names of many other sports tournaments, such as the World Cup and the Stanley Cup.

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How is Ryder Cup discussed in real life?

The Ryder Cup is especially known for the sense of rivalry it creates among U.S. and European players and fans.


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The Ryder Cup takes place at a British golf course every two years.

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