FAQS

2020 Ryder Cup FAQs

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Complete this form to be contacted if future ticket purchase opportunities arise.

A limited number of individual and daily hospitality opportunities still remain. Please visit here for more details.

The Official Ticket Exchange powered by PRIMESPORT, a marketplace for authentic, verified inventory to the event, is available for 2020 Ryder Cup ticket purchasers to list their tickets should their plans change. Please visit here for more details.

PRIMESPORT, the Official Ryder Cup Travel Package Provider of the PGA of America, also offers packages with access to official Ryder Cup tickets, area hotel accommodations, exclusive hospitality events, daily course transportation, and more. Please visit here for more details.

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The PGA of America is your only source for official Ryder Cup ticket sales.

Please be cautious of listings offering inventory outside of the PGA of America, the PRIMESPORT Official Ticket Exchange or Travel Packages. We cannot verify outside ticket sellers for authenticity.

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Yes, a limited number of hospitality opportunities are available. Please visit here for additional details.

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No, parking will be onsite at Whistling Straits and is complimentary for ticket-holders.

Admissions Policies

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Kids (“juniors”) 17 years of age and younger receive free admittance onto the grounds when accompanied by a ticketed adult on Practice Days, Tuesday through Thursday, regardless of an event sell-out. There is a maximum of two (2) free juniors per ticketed adult. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, each junior must have a paid ticket to enter the grounds. Junior tickets do not gain access into private hospitality areas or the International Pavilion.

Free junior passes must be collected onsite at the Admissions Office at the Ryder Cup main entrance on the day of admission. No advance registration is necessary.

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To honor the men and women who serve our country in the United States Armed Forces, The Ryder Cup is pleased to offer Active Duty, Military Retirees*, Active Reserve, National Guard and their accompanying spouse/partner complimentary grounds tickets during the Practice Days, Tuesday through Thursday, regardless of a sell-out. (*Career-retired with twenty years of qualifying military service and Department of Defense ID) Complementary military tickets do not gain access into private hospitality areas or the International Pavilion.

Further details regarding obtaining complimentary tickets for military personnel will be available on www.rydercup.com, along with this FAQ, by late November 2019.

Accommodations

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Once you've completed your ticket purchase through the PGA of America, you will receive a link for hotel accommodations; private home rentals; and RV, camping or glamping sites.

PRIMESPORT, the Official Travel Package Provider of the 2020 Ryder Cup, has also secured limited inventory at the best area hotels, packaged with verified 2020 Ryder Cup tickets and additional experiences. Please visit here for more details.

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Unfortunately, your ticket purchase does not provide special access to secure accommodations at a Destination Kohler hotel.

The Ryder Cup

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Practice Days

Tuesday: Be onsite for the Opening Day of the 2020 Ryder Cup! Those who attend on Tuesday will be the first to see the two teams together in person and get a sneak peek at potential pairings for the Match Rounds. Tuesday is a great day for the family to attend, as each ticketed adult can bring up to two (2) juniors into the Ryder Cup grounds for free.

Wednesday: Witness the best junior golfers in the world, and likely future Ryder Cup competitors, compete in a Friendship Match onsite at Whistling Straits. This friendship match will feature the United States and European Junior Ryder Cup teams who will be competing earlier in the week at the Junior Ryder Cup. Past Junior Ryder Cup team members include Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, and Rory McIlroy. Wednesday is a great day for the family to attend as each ticketed adult can bring up to two (2) juniors into the Ryder Cup grounds for free.

Thursday: Kick off your morning with the 2020 Ryder Cup Celebrity Matches, featuring some of your favorite celebrities and athletes from both the United States and Europe. That afternoon experience the Opening Ceremonies. This ceremony will feature music, anthems, Team introductions and the announcement of Friday morning’s pairings. Spectators onsite will enjoy live entertainment both before and after the Opening Ceremonies.

Match Days

Friday & Saturday: Enjoy both Morning and Afternoon Matches consisting of either Foursome or Four-ball format.

Sunday: Enjoy all twenty four players competing in twelve Singles Matches.

Format of the Ryder Cup

There are a total of 28 matches, played in three different forms of Match Play. Europe needs 14 points to retain the Ryder Cup; the United States needs 14.5 to win the Ryder Cup.

Foursome: “Foursome” play is a match where two golfers compete on a team against two golfers from another team and each side plays one ball. The golfers play alternate shots until the hole is played out. Team members alternate playing the tee shots, with one golfer hitting the tee shot on odd-numbered holes and the other hitting the tee shot on even-numbered holes. The team with the lower score wins the hole. Should the two teams have the same score, the hole is halved. The “Foursome” format will be played once on Friday and once on Saturday. Four 2-man teams from the United States will play against four 2-man teams from Europe each day.

Four-Ball: “Four-Ball” play is a match in which each member of the two-man teams plays his own ball. Four balls are in play on each hole. The lowest score from each side will represent the score for the side. The side with the lowest score will win the hole. Should players from each side tie the lowest score, the hole is halved. The “Four-Ball” format will be played once on Friday and once on Saturday. Four 2-man teams from the United States will play against four 2-man teams from Europe each day.

Single: “Single” is a match in which one player from the United States competes against another player from Europe, each playing his own ball. The player with the lowest score on each hole will win the hole. A player wins this head-to head competition when he is up by more holes than there are remaining to play. On Sunday, all twelve team members from the United States will compete against the twelve team members from Europe.

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Details on prohibited items, gate hours, shuttle times and more will be made available in summer 2020 and featured with your ticket package.