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RYDER CUP 2016

A peek into this year’s Ryder Cup at Chaska’s Hazeltine National Golf Club.

Image by Kelly Benson, Greenspring Media

Every two years a golf course undergoes a coveted transformation for the international stage, converting into an exquisite, temporary village that houses 24 professional golfers and 40,000 passionate spectators. These spectators will root for one of two teams—Europe or the United States of America—as they duke it out for the title of Ryder Cup Champion. This year, Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn., plays host to the tournament Sept. 27 to Oct. 2, catapulting the course into top-tier golf fame.

ABOUT THE RYDER CUP

The game of golf transcends borders and cultures, a strategic sport that requires patience and precision. In 1927 the greatest golfers from the United States and Great Britain began gathering every other year to compete for the coveted Ryder Cup, alternating home soils. In 1985 the British team expanded to include all of Europe, paving the way for today’s rivalry. Twenty-four talented players—12 on each team—will convene this year in the Twin Cities. In 2014 Europe took home the trophy. Will the United States regain the title of reigning champions?
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ABOUT HAZELTINE NATIONAL GOLF CLUB

Located in Chaska, Minn., Hazeltine is now one of only two courses in the United States to have hosted every premier golf championship by the United States Golf Association & Professional Golfers’ Association of America. Its par 72, 18-hole course is a picturesque environment that runs the gamut of Minnesota’s geography.
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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Tuesday, Sept. 27

8 a.m. Practice Round

2-5:45 p.m. Celebrity Matches

Friday, Sept. 30

Begin at 7:35 a.m. Morning Matches (Foursomes)

Begin at 12:30 p.m. Afternoon Matches (Four-Ball)

Wednesday, Sept. 28

8 a.m. Practice Round

2-6 p.m. Junior Ryder Cup
Friendship Matches

Saturday, Oct. 1

Begin at 7:35 a.m. Morning Matches (Foursomes)

Begin at 12:30 p.m Afternoon Matches (Four-Ball)

Thursday, Sept. 29

8 a.m. Practice Round

Noon–2:45 p.m. Past Captains Matches

3:30 p.m. Pre-Opening Ceremony

4 p.m. Opening Ceremony

Sunday, Oct. 2

Begin at 11:04 a.m. Singles Matches

5:15 p.m. Trophy Presentation

THE FULL TWIN CITIES RYDER CUP EXPERIENCE

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