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Ryder Cup 2012

Odds & News | Nick Wheeler ( Tue 4th, September 2012 )

The 2012 Ryder Cup will be held at The Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Illinois from September 25-30

And is comprised of team USA and team EUROPE with 12 golfers on each team who qualify through different process depending on the team.

Team USA golfers qualify through points based on tournament earnings throughout event and championship performances, points are earned in the following events.

  • Prize money earned in the 2011 major championships (Masters, U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship) One point is awarded for every $1,000 earned; all U.S. players making the cut will earn points.
  • Prize money earned in 2012 "Official" events from Jan 1 through Aug. 12. One point is awarded for every $1,000 earned, excluding the major championships, events played opposite major championships and events played opposite World Golf Championships; all U.S. players making the cut will earn points.
  • Prize money earned for the 2012 major championships: (Masters, U.S. Open, British Open, and the PGA Championship). Two points are awarded for every $1,000 earned; all U.S. players making the cut will earn points.
  • Prize money earned in 2012 events played opposite the major championships and opposite World Golf Championship events between Jan. 1 and the PGA Championship, Aug. 12 - one-half point will be awarded for every $1,000 earned; all U.S. players making the cut will earn points.

The qualifying golfers are Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson, Jason Dufner, Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson, Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar and Phil Mickelson, and team USA captain Davis Love III picked Jim Furyk, Steve Stricker, Brandt Snedeker and Dustin Johnson.

Team EUROPE uses a different qualification process which is the following for the event:

a- The leading five Members on The Ryder Cup European Points List, at the conclusion of the 2012 Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles. In the event of a tie (equal number of points accumulated), placings will be decided by the members with the higher ranking on the 2012 race to Dubai as of Sunday 26th August 2012 or at the conclusion of the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles, whichever is the latter.

b- The leading five Members, not otherwise qualified having selected the five Members from the Ryder Cup European Points List from the Ryder Cup World Points List as of Sunday 26th August 2012 or at the conclusion of the 2012 Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles whichever is the latter. In the event of a tie (equal number of points accumulated), placings will be decided by the member with the higher ranking on the Official World Golf Ranking as of Monday August 20th 2012.

c- The Captain, José Maria Olazábal, will choose the remaining two members following the conclusion of the 2012 Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles.

The Ryder Cup European Points List will comprise points 1 point = 1 Euro earned by a member from all race to Dubai tournaments between September 1, 2011 and August 26th 2012 or the conclusion of the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles in 2012 whichever is the latter.

The Ryder Cup World Points List will comprise Official World Golf Ranking Points won by a member from each tournament in which he participates between September 1, 2011 and August 20th 2012 and thereafter in the 2012 Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles ONLY. World Ranking Points are allocated to all officially sanctioned tournaments on any Federated Tour by the Official World Golf Ranking and are allocated according to the Event Rating of the tournament.

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