Ryder Cup Tee Times

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The tee times follow with all being given in US Eastern Time:

Friday, September 26, 2014

Morning, 4 Matches- Fourball: 2:35 a.m., 2:50 a.m., 3:05 a.m., 3:20 a.m.
Afternoon, 4 Matches- Foursomes: 8:15 a.m., 8:30a.m., 8:45a.m., 9 a.m.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Morning, 4 Matches- Fourball: 2:35 a.m., 2:50 a.m., 3:05 a.m., 3:20 a.m.
Afternoon, 4 Matches- Foursomes: 8:15 a.m., 8:30a.m., 8:45a.m., 9 a.m.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Morning Start, 12 Matches- Singles: Starts at 6:36 with tee times at 12-minute intervals thereafter.

Coverage of the Ryder Cup is provided by the Golf Channel on day-one from 2:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on NBC on day-two from 3 a.m. to 1 p.m. and NBC on the final day from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Ryder Cup is a unique sporting event featuring some of the finest and most competitive play you’ll see. Enjoy the action. The tee times are set and if you live in America, you’ll need to rise early to see all of what is a classic and exciting golf contest between the United States and Europe. For many golf enthusiasts, the early morning tee times are well worth the extra caffeine they’ll need to ingest and the sleep fatigue they’ll feel later in the day.

Types of Play

The Ryder Cup features three types of play: fourball, foursomes and singles match play. The morning session of each of the first two days is composed of four matches of fourball, while the afternoon session of each of these days offers four matches of foursome play. The final day, Sunday, is composed of singles matches. In each type of play, the team that wins the hole is given a point. Thus, the number of strokes taken are used to determine which team, U.S. or Europe, will receive a point.

A fourball match involved two golfers from each team playing together. The teams are in competition with one another. In fourball, each golfer plays his ball throughout the round. A team’s number of strokes for each hole are equal to the lowest score of that team’s players. In match play, the team member with the lowest score for a hole wins that hole and the team is awarded a point. The team with the most points at the end of the round wins the match.

With foursomes the play is much different. Although there are two teams composed of two golfers for each round, as is the case with fourball, this time each team has one ball in play. Team members alternate hitting the ball during each hole. They also alternate in terms of which player tees off. The team that finishes a hole with the fewest strokes wins that hole, and they are awarded a point. When the round is over, the team with the most points wins the round.

With singles play, which is featured only on Sunday, two golfers, one from each team, play against one another. Whoever has the lowest score for a hole wins a point for that hole. The winner of the match is the golfer who has won the most points during that round.