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prior to the conclusion of the hole or match. Concession of a stroke, hole or match cannot be declined or withdrawn. How many points does one team need to win the Ryder Cup? There are a total of 28 matches. One point is awarded for each match won. The side with the most points at the conclusion of the Ryder Cup matches wins the Ryder Cup. Can the Ryder Cup end in a tie? If, at the conclusion of the Ryder Cup matches, the teams are tied at 14 points each, the team who last won the trophy retains the cup. To win the Ryder Cup outright, either team will need a minimum of 141/2 points. Matchplay Formats Foursomes (4 groups of two, two-man teams) Foursome play is a match where two golfers compete on a team against two other golfers and each side plays one ball. The golfers play

alternate shots until the hole is played out. Team members alternate playing the tee shots with one golfer hitting the tee shot on the odd-numbered holes, and the other hitting the tee shot from the even numbered holes. The team with the better score wins the hole. Should the two teams tie for best score, the hole is halved. Fourball (4 groups of two, two-man teams) Fourball play is a match in which each member of the two man teams play their own ball. Four balls are in play per hole with each of the 4 players recording a score on the hole. The team whose player posts the best score on that hole wins the hole. Should a team tie for the best score, the hole is halved. Singles (12 groups of two one-man teams) Singles is a match in which one player competes against another player. A

player wins the match when he is up by more holes than there are holes remaining to play. Pairings Each team captain submits the order of play for his team to the appointed tournament official. The lists from each captain are matched resulting in the pairings. Please note that the players in pairings can be modified by the team captains at any time prior to the beginning of a match. More Facts Since 1985, when Europe won for the first time in 28 years, 224 points have been played for and Europe are ahead by just 5 points! The USA have won the trophy 25 times while Europe have only won on 8 occasions! The trophy had stayed in the USA for an astonishing 26 years between 1959 and 1985! *