"Who’s stronger presently between me and Ludvig Aberg (the opposite younger man from Crew Europe, ed.)? I’d say each, he’s in nice type, we now have performed a number of occasions and I’m pleased that he’s within the crew with me".
Nicolai Hojgaard, statements
Phrases from Nicolai Hojgaard, a younger Danish golfer and youngest member of Crew Europe, throughout the press convention on the Marco Simone Golf & County Membership, concerning his teammate Aberg, a 23-year-old Swede. "Emotions for my first Ryder Cup? It's a particular expertise, it's great to be right here and put together with the good champions within the locker room. We rookies study lots from the veterans, there are various little issues you are able to do to prepare as greatest as doable – continues the category of 2001 – The Ryder is one thing you see as a baby and while you lastly are a part of it it's particular".
The Ryder Cup matches embrace a number of match play matches between gamers chosen by each groups from among the many twelve gamers which can be a part of every of them. Presently, these matches encompass eight foursomes matches, eight fourball matches and twelve singles matches. The winner of every match receives one level for his crew, whereas if there’s a tie after 18 holes, every crew is awarded ½ level.
A foursomes format match is a contest between two groups of two golfers every. The gamers of every crew alternate hitting all through the match, all the time with the identical ball. Every gap is received by the crew that completes the course within the fewest variety of strokes. Within the fourball match format, two groups of two gamers every are additionally established, however the 4 individuals have their very own ball alongside the course, and every gap is received by the crew whose participant holes within the fewest variety of strokes. A person match is the usual kind of competitors between two gamers, wherein the participant who holes out within the fewest variety of strokes scores the opening.
The matches happen over three days, often from Friday to Sunday. On the primary two days, 4 fourball matches are held within the morning, and one other 4 in foursomes format, the latter within the afternoon. On Sunday the twelve particular person matches are held. Not all gamers should compete within the Friday and Saturday video games; The captain of every crew can choose the eight gamers who will compete in every of the 4 rounds over these two days.
Every match received represents one level, and half a degree is distributed within the occasion of a tie. Within the occasion of a tie on the finish of all matches, the crew that received the earlier version retains the title.