2023 Ryder Cup: Dates, Schedule, Venue & Betting Tips

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The 2022/23 PGA Tour finished last month as Viktor Hovland was crowned the FedEx Cup champion after his triumph at the Tour Championship. Unfortunately, the 2024 PGA Tour doesn’t start until January as it returns to a calendar-based format. 

Nevertheless, the 2023 Ryder Cup will be shortly upon us! Golf fans will be able to see their favorite golfers in action in Italy this year for the 44th Ryder Cup. The United States are the current tournament holders after their 19-9 victory in 2021. Can Hovland lead Europe’s redemption this time around as they battle it out in Rome? 

Below I will be providing you with all the information that you need as we prepare for the 2023 Ryder Cup. And yes, that does include betting tips! 

Ryder Cup Recap 

The Ryder Cup is always one of the highlights in, not just the golfing schedule, but the sporting calendar as well. The battle between the United States and Europe will return to our screens this month for the first time since 2021. 

It was the US who dominated the competition two years ago at Whistling Straits with their record 19-9 triumph as they also fielded their youngest team in history. The ten-point margin, which was Europe’s biggest loss in Ryder Cup history, ensured the Americans won back the trophy after Europe had won it in 2018 in France. 

The task now is for the US to win the Ryder Cup on foreign soil for the first time since 1993, when Tom Watson captained his side to victory at The Belfry, Warwickshire, England. Ever since players from Continental Europe were allowed to feature in 1979, Europe are up 11-9-1.


2023 Ryder Cup Preview

When: Fri, Sept 29 2023 – Sun, Oct 1 2023

Where: Marco Simone Golf and Country Club, Guidonia Montecelio, Rome, Italy

Par: 71 / Yards: 7,268 

TV: USA Network / NBC

Captains: Luke Donald (Europe) / Zach Johnson (USA)

Vice Captains: Thomas Bjorn, Nicolas Colsaerts, Edoardo Molinari, Francesco Molinari, Jose Maria Olazabal (Europe)/ Steve Stricker, Davis Love, Jim Furyk, Fred Couples, Stewart Cink (USA)


2023 American Ryder Cup Roster: 

  • Scottie Scheffler 
  • Wyndham Clark
  • Brian Harman 
  • Patrick Cantlay
  • Max Homa 
  • Xander Schauffele 
  • Brooks Koepka 
  • Collin Morikawa
  • Sam Burns 
  • Justin Thomas 
  • Jordan Spieth 
  • Rickie Fowler 

2023 Europe Ryder Cup Roster: 

  • Jon Rahm 
  • Rory McIlroy
  • Viktor Hovland
  • Matt Fitzpatrick
  • Tyrrell Hatton 
  • Robert MacIntyre 
  • Tommy Fleetwood
  • Sepp Straka
  • Ludvig Aberg
  • Justin Rose
  • Shane Lowry
  • Nicolai Hojgaard

In spite of the US’ dominant victory two years ago, Europe have won the last seven out of ten Ryder Cups. They have also triumphed in their last six successive tournaments in Europe, winning in France, Scotland, Wales, the Republic of Ireland, England and Spain. 

Europe won three straight Ryder Cups across 2010 to 2014. That saw them record a victory in the US, winning the 2012 edition at Medinah Country Club. The last ten competitions played in Europe have resulted in seven wins for Europe, two for the US and a tie. 

2023 Ryder Cup Schedule

The Ryder Cup is different to your typical golf tournament. If you couldn’t already tell, players are part of a team – Europe or US – and will battle it out in a three-day match-play competition. Here is the schedule and format for the tournament. 

  • Day 1: four matches of Foursomes (Morning) & four matches of Four-balls (Afternoon)
  • Day 2: four matches of Foursomes (Morning) & four matches of Four-balls (Afternoon)
  • Day 3: 12 singles matches 

It is the job of the captains to decide which players are paired with who during the Foursomes and the Four-balls. They also set the order for the singles matches on Day 3. 

Four-balls

Players are split into two-man teams and each player will continue to play their own individual shots for every hole. A total of four players will play each hole at one time. (2x two-man teams). Each team will take the lowest score of one of its players for each hole. The team with the lowest score wins the hole and the hole is halved if there is a tie. 

Foursomes 

This will still utilize the two-man team format but each team will play with just one ball per hole. That means players on each team will take it in turns to play the hole (alternate shot). Players take it in turns to take the tee shots and the team with the lowest score wins the hole. The hole is once again halved if there is a tie.

Singles 

A total of 12 single matches will take place on the final day of the Ryder Cup to determine the winner. Players will go head-to-head (one player from each team). Whoever gets the lowest score on each hole will win and earn a point for their team. Holes will be halved if there is a tie. 

Ryder Cup Betting Tips 

Now you should have all the information you need in order to start betting on the 2023 Ryder Cup! It’s time to take a look at some betting tips ahead of the tournament. 

The US enter the tournament as favorites after their heavy victory in 2021 at Whistling Straits. With it being 30 years since they won a Ryder Cup away from home, backing underdogs Europe could be a good option. 

However, the Ryder Cup has never been held in Italy so this is new territory for a lot of players. Not all of the members from the European team have played at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club either. 

2023 Ryder Cup Betting Odds: 

  • USA (-110)
  • Europe (+120)
  • Tie (+1200)

Odds for a tie are pretty long since there has only ever been two ties in Ryder Cup history. You can also get odds without the tie in the ‘To Lift the Ryder Cup’ market. That is because, in the case of a tie, the US will retain the trophy since they are the current holder. 

Odds to lift the Ryder Cup:

  • USA (-150)
  • Europe (+120)

Both Nicolai Hojgaard and Robert MacIntyre have previously won at Marco Simone, whilst Tommy Fleetwood and Matt Fitzpatrick have finished as runners-up before. Meanwhile, none of the players from the US are yet to play at the course. 

Europe’s price has been getting shorter and shorter over the last couple of months, with the public backing the home advantage. Just half of the previous 12 favorites have gone on to win the Ryder Cup and the US do not have a good history of going on to win the tournament on European soil when heading the market, losing on the last three occasions.