09/20/2021 at 5:08 PM CEST
ANDhe Ryder Cup trophy flew to the United States on Monday with part of the European team that will defend the victory achieved in 2018 in Paris and with the captain at the helm, Padraig Harrington.
The European delegation that departed from London traveled with the captain, accompanied by Shane Lowry, Bern Wiesberger, Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton and Lee Westwood.
They will go directly to the club where the tournament will be played, Whistling Straits (Wisconsin), the rest of the European players commanded by the two Spaniards, Sergio García and Jon Rahm, as well as Ian Poulter, Viktor Hovland, Rory McIlroy, Paul Casey and Mathew Fitzpatrick.
A few days of preparation
The tournament itself will not start until Friday, although the entire team plans to meet this Monday to start preparing for the competition. and meet all the advertising commitments around this competition with golf capital letters.
Europe defends the title and aspires to retain the Ryder Cup although they will have a very powerful American team in front of them with 10 of the 15 best players in the world in their ranks. Although the Europeans plan to sell their skin dearly with a team that integrates players with a lot of experience with others with little and also newcomers. The swords, in style.
We remember that it is a match play competition for teams so the first two days will be played in pairs in the foursome mode (alternating strokes) and fourball (each player plays his ball and counts the best one). The final day on Sunday will be individual duels.