Two Weeks Out from Hazeltine, The 2016 Ryder Cup
By. Ian Shogren
With the majority of the teams named, one of the most anticipated events of the fall is set to commence, the 2016 Ryder Cup. The biannual event pits the best golfers from the United States and Europe against each other in a match play setting.
This year’s edition will be played at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. The 41st Ryder Cup is the latest in a long list of prestigious tournaments that the Robert Trent Jones designed course has hosted.
The 7,600-yard course is set to host three days of excitement. The first two days of the competition include two sessions each day, one best ball competition and one alternate shot. The final day is comprised of 12 singles matches that help determine who wins the event.
The teams consist of 12 golfers representing each team. Each side has a different style of how the teams are selected. The United States roster is comprised of 8 automatic qualifiers based on a point’s system with 4 captain’s picks. The Europeans have 9 automatic qualifiers and 3 captain’s picks. The European roster is set, but the Americans are waiting to name one final captain’s pick after the TOUR Championship this weekend.
The United States holds a comfortable lead in overall wins in the competition, having won 25 Ryder Cups, while Europe has taken home 13 trophies. However, Europe has dominated the competition lately having won 6 of the past 7 Ryder Cups since 2002.
Tickets for Friday and Saturday are good for both sessions of that day, which is generally what causes the prices on the secondary market to be higher for those days in comparison to Sunday tickets. Currently on the secondary market, the most expensive single day ticket is for Saturday’s competition, marked at $340. TicketCity also has weekly passes which gain access to the course for the competition days as well as the practice rounds on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Weekly passes are averaging $1,158 on the secondary market.
TicketCity currently has tickets for every day listed on our site. All of the tickets for the 41st Ryder Cup have been issued as hard stock tickets that TicketCity will ship to you via FedEx. For clients that will be waiting for the week of the event to purchase their tickets, TicketCity will facilitate a local pickup close to the course so that we can deliver on the TicketCity Guarantee of providing our service.
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