Ryder Cup viewer’s guide: TV schedule, streaming, format and teams

September 26, 2018
Here's a full 2018 Ryder Cup viewer's guide.

The 2018 Ryder Cup is upon us. The U.S. and European teams are gathered at Le Golf National in Paris for the biennial competition. Here’s all the information you need to know to enjoy the event, including team rosters, tournament format, and how to watch online and on TV.

 

GENERAL INFO

What: 2018 Ryder Cup
Where: Le Golf National, Paris, France
When: Friday-Sunday, Sept. 28-30
Defending champion: United States (17-11)

 

RYDER CUP TEAM ROSTERS

Each Ryder Cup team consists of 12 players. Captain Jim Furyk’s U.S. team includes Bryson DeChambeau (captain’s pick), Tony Finau (captain’s pick), Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Phil Mickelson (captain’s pick), Patrick Reed, Webb Simpson, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Bubba Watson and Tiger Woods (captain’s pick).

Thomas Bjorn will captain the European team, featuring Paul Casey (captain’s pick), Tommy Fleetwood, Paul Casey (captain’s pick), Tyrrell Hatton, Rory McIlroy, Francesco Molinari, Alex Noren, Thorbjorn Olesen, Ian Poulter (captain’s pick), Jon Rahm, Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson (captain’s pick).

 

RYDER CUP TOURNAMENT FORMAT

The matches are contested over a three-day period from Friday, Sept. 28, through Sunday, Sept. 30. The action on Friday and Saturday consists of two four-match sessions per day.

The morning session for Friday and Saturday will be fourballs. Each member of a two-man team plays his own ball. Each team counts the lowest of its two scores on each hole, and the team whose player has the lowest score wins the hole. If both teams have the same low score, the hole is halved. The winning pair earns one point for their team.

The afternoon session on Friday and Saturday will be foursomes (also known as alternate shot). Players on each two-man team alternate hitting shots. The team with the lower score wins the hole. If both teams make the same score, the hole is halved. The winning pair earns one point for their team.

 

On Sunday, the third and final day of competition, all 24 players on each team will face off in 12 singles matches, all worth one team point.

The first team to 14.5 points wins the Ryder Cup.

 

RYDER CUP TV SCHEDULE (ET)

Thursday: 11 a.m. – noon (Golf Channel)
Friday: 2 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Golf Channel)
Saturday: 2 a.m. – 3 a.m. (Golf Channel), 3 a.m. – 1 p.m. (NBC)
Sunday: 6 a.m. – 1 p.m. (NBC)

 

RYDER CUP ONLINE LIVE STREAMING SCHEDULE (ET)

Thursday
11 a.m. – noon (OPENING CEREMONIES)
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. (CAPTAIN’S CONFERENCES)

Friday
2-7 a.m. (MORNING FEATURED MATCH)
7:40 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. (AFTERNOON FEATURED MATCH)
2 p.m. – midnight (LIVE REPLAY)

Saturday
2-7 a.m. (MORNING FEATURED MATCH)
7:40 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. (AFTERNOON FEATURED MATCH)
2 p.m. – midnight (LIVE REPLAY)

Sunday
5:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (SUNDAY SINGLES MATCHES)
12:45 p.m. – 1 p.m. (TROPHY PRESENTATION)
3-9:30 p.m. (LIVE REPLAY)