The 2012 Ryder Cup will be held in Medinah, Illinois on September 25 through the 30.
There are two teams in the Ryder Cup: The USA Team and the European Team. Currently, the score is 14½ to 13½ with the Europeans leading. The captain of the USA Team is S. Stricker, while L. Westwood heads the European Team.
What is the Ryder Cup?
The Ryder Cup is more about the game than about the money. The first game began in 1927, and the idea was to pit the best golf players from American and Great Britain in a match unequaled in golf history. Named after Samuel Ryder, whose home was in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England; he was a businessman who eventually became Mayor of St. Albans. He sponsored several tournaments and went on to donate a gold cup that was later to be known as the Ryder Cup. Since its inception, the Rival Cup event took place every year. However, after the 9-11 attack, the Ryder Cup was rescheduled and now takes place on even numbered years.