2018 Ryder Cup Predictions & Big Picture

Aug 6, 2018

It’s time again for the biggest rivalry in golf tournament history, when the best golfers in the United States and Europe compete in a team battle royale to determine which continent has the best champions in the golfing universe: The 2018 Ryder Cup.

This year, the French will have the honor of hosting – though we are still holding out for the day that this fun golf tournament will be played on a South Florida golf course.

The 42nd Ryder Cup is set to take place on the Albatros Course of Le Golf National in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, a suburb southwest of Paris [1].

The competition begins Friday, September 28, and ends Sunday, September 30, when either Team USA or Team Europe will be crowned the best team golfers in the world – until next the next Ryder Cup that is.

Team USA

Oh boy, team USA is looking strong this year – so strong that we might take the 2018 Ryder Cup! Two-time, back to back U.S. Open winner Brooks Koepka is first on the roster, and he’s healthy and dangerous this year. This Florida golf course regular is hot off of his PGA Championship win just weeks ago – and he’s not even the strongest on the team. The USA Ryder Cup team is filled to the absolute top with the best golfers in the world. Just see the roster for yourself:

  • Brooks Koepka
  • Dustin Johnson
  • Justin Thomas
  • Patrick Reed
  • Bubba Watson
  • Jordan Spieth
  • Rickie Fowler
  • Web Simpson
  • Bubble: Bryson Dechambeau, Phil Mickelson Tiger Woods, Xander Schauffele

Of course, Team USA is the current cup holder, so we’re in the best position to really take this one home this year! Perhaps the fans have something to do with it. Serious golf fans will likely recall Peter Willett’s open letter to the “obnoxious” American fans. With such a great team and a pack of wild golf fans behind us, team USA has another clear chance to win the cup this year.

Team Europe

Team Europe has their work cut out for them if they expect to bring home the 2018 Ryder Cup. They haven’t seen a win since 2014, and it’s getting pretty hairy. Notable Team Europe members include Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy, and Tommy Fleetwood. Will they be enough to really pull of the win this year?

  • Francesco Molinari
  • Justin Rose
  • Tyrrel Hatton
  • Tommy Fleetwood
  • Jon Rahm
  • Rory McIlroy
  • Alex Noren
  • Thorbjorn Oleson
  • Bubble: Ian Poulter, Russel Knox, Eddie Pepperell, Rafa Cabrera-Bello

Sources:

[1]: Wikipedia – 2018 Ryder Cup