2016 Ryder Cup

The Ryder Cup Files

Pride. Legacy. Fervor. Match play. Prepare for Rome with these essential Ryder Cup conversations and takes.

For nearly 100 years, the U.S. has sent its 12 best male golfers into battle against the best dozen from across the pond. These biennial competitions have produced sublime brilliance, shattering despair, and bitter on-course feuds, often in the space of the same weekend.

Dig into this collection of podcasts and features highlighting golf’s most heated rivalry. You’ll find Paul McGinley reflecting on his time in the captain’s chair, Shane Ryan tracing the tournament’s origin and evolutions, Big Randy waxing poetic on alternate shot and Seve being Seve. It’s a 360-degree look at an event that, while played for no prize money, never fails to generate priceless moments.

Left to right: Nicklaus looking on with the WAGS in 1983, Seve swashbuckling in 1985, Spieth off to battle in 2016

Lipping Out No. 20
Crowds at the 1985 Ryder Cup. Photo by Phil Sheldon/Popperfoto via Getty Images/Getty Images