About the 2014 Ryder Cup:
2014 Ryder Cup Teams:
The first nine players on Team USA gained their places through automatic qualifying via the points list, and were announced upon completion of the 2014 PGA Championship. Those golfers are Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk, Jimmy Walker, Phil Mickelson, Matt Kuchar, Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed, Zach Johnson.
Three captain's picks will be added to Team USA on Sept. 2. See: First 9 USA Ryder Cup selections, and what's to come
Team Europe's automatic qualifiers via the European Tour and World points lists will be announced Aug. 31.
FAQ: How are players selected for the Ryder Cup?
2014 Ryder Cup Format:
The Ryder Cup format
is as follows: Three days of competition, consisting of 16 doubles match play (2 vs. 2) and 12 singles matches (1 vs. 1). There are four foursomes
matches and four fourball
matches on each of the first two days; followed by a concluding day of singles matches. For more, see the FAQ, "What is the Ryder Cup format?"
2014 Ryder Cup Captains:
In late 2012, the PGA of America announced Tom Watson as captain for 2014
. Watson will be 65 at the time, the oldest captain in Ryder Cup history. It will be his second time captaining Team USA; he led the team in 1993, too.
In mid-January 2013, the European Tour announced its own captain: Paul McGinley. McGinley, from Northern Ireland, will be 47 at the time of the 2014 Ryder Cup.
List of all Ryder Cup captains