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2021 Ryder Cup: When is it taking place?

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The United States and European teams will battle it out in the 2021 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits from September 24-26 – 12 months after it was scheduled to take place.

The 2020 golfing calendar was severely affected by the outbreak of the coronavirus and the Ryder Cup was one of the events to be postponed.

The 2020 Ryder Cup was scheduled to take place on September 25-27, but the United States and Europe will lock horns exactly a year on with the revised date the equivalent weekend in 2021.

The will be held in Wisconsin with Whistling Straits the host venue for the 43rd Ryder Cup.

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Where will the 2021 Ryder Cup be played?

Whistling Straits in Wisconsin will stage the next edition of the Ryder Cup with 2021 being the United States’ turn to host the event.

The bi-annual contest will be played on the Straits Course at Whistling Straits, with a 7,501-yard par-72 test awaiting the best golfers from either side of the Atlantic.

Whistling Straits has hosted three majors in the past having staged the USPGA Championship in 2004, 2010 and most recently in 2015 with Vijay Singh, Martin Kaymer and Jason Day the winners of each of those occasions.

It has also had the privilege of staging the 2007 US Senior Open, won by Brad Bryant.

The Straits Course is a links course situated along the shores of Lake Michigan.

Who are the reigning Ryder Cup champions?

Europe hold the Ryder Cup after a dominant 17.5-10.5 victory over the United States at Le Golf National in 2018.

That makes it is three wins in the last five Ryder Cups for the Europeans, although the only defeat came on the last clash in the United States with America winning 17-11 at Hazeltine in 2016.

Who will the Ryder Cup captains be?

Steve Stricker will captain the United States team in what is the first Ryder Cup in his home state of Wisconsin. Padraig Harrington will lead Europe’s defence of the trophy.