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  1. With Summer drawing to a close now, wanted to "host" one last Golf Competition, before the season ends. This year the Ryder Cup will be held at, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France at Le Golf National - Albatros Course.(28th - 30th Sept) I've never "hosted" a Competition, on the Ryder Cup, before. The quick turnaround in matches, doesn't give a lot of time for entrants, to get their selections in. But I think I can "cobble" something together, to keep us entertained, for the duration of the 3 day Tournament. It's been one of my favourite sporting events to watch on TV. Really aggrieved that SKY, have got the rights to it. Not working now, so can't afford SKY Sports. Really feel it's one of those sporting events that should be available to all, on terrestrial TV. I think there's enough elements, to form a reasonable Competition around, though. With team captains, Thomas Bjorn (Europe) and Jim Furyk (U.S.A.), starting to finalise their teams now, I will put together a format, in the next week or so. I will base the Competition on the "virtual" stakes format, again. My initial thoughts leaning to predicting the Top points scorer (Overall), Top European points scorer and Top U.S.A, points scorer. Might include predicting the results of the Friday morning Foursome matches, as the pairings are announced the night before. Perhaps also the Saturday morning Foursomes, again the pairings I think will be announced on the Friday evening. Certainly, I'll include all the 12 Sunday Singles matches, as the pairings, I think, will be announced on the Saturday evening. **NB**. Any member wishing to enter, must be aware of the limited time available, to post up your predictions!! Format The Ryder Cup is a match play event, with each match worth one point. The competition format will be as follows: Day 1 (Friday) – 4 foursome (alternate shot) matches and 4 fourball (better ball) matches Day 2 (Saturday) – 4 foursome matches and 4 fourball matches Day 3 (Sunday) – 12 singles matches. I'll leave you with a current list of players, likely to make their respective teams: EUROPE 1 Francesco Molinari Italy 6,182,450.35 2 Justin Rose England 4,518,651.42 3 Tyrrell Hatton England 4,326,297.77 4 Tommy Fleetwood England 3,668,310.57 5 Jon Rahm Spain 3,617,769.82 6 Thorbjorn Olesen Denmark 3,497,483.32 7 Rory McIlroy Northern Ireland 3,482,791.06 8 Alex Noren Sweden 3,444,442.21 9 Russell Knox Scotland 2,659,683.33 10 Eddie Pepperell England 2,478,389.09 U.S.A 1 Brooks Koepka 13,298.472 2 Dustin Johnson 9,549.287 3 Justin Thomas 8,929.122 4 Patrick Reed 7,821.880 5 Bubba Watson 5,584.137 6 Jordan Spieth 5,481.427 7 Rickie Fowler 5,006.112 8 Webb Simpson 4,534.745 9 Bryson DeChambeau 4,316.108 10 Phil Mickelson 4,207.953 11 Tiger Woods 4,196.794 12 Xander Schauffele 3,924.096 13 Matt Kuchar 3,843.696 14 Kevin Kisner 3,680.121 The above players, more than likely, will make up the nucleus, of the dozen strong teams, of both EUROPE and the U.S.A. I will post up any further developments, regarding team selections, on this thread, when news becomes available. Regards, Tom.
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