After its resounding victory on the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club course in Rome, Europe passes the baton to the United States as host of the 2025 Ryder Cup, thus continuing with the alternation of venues in the tournament every two years.
Ryder Cup, next
A Ryder Cup 2025 that will be held in September of that year on the Bethpage Black Course golf course, located on Long Island and very close to New York City. It will be the first time that this course will host the Ryder Cup, since the other times that the tournament visited New York the tournament was held at Oak Hill Country Club.
The Ryder Cup 2025 will be the next major tournament to host the Bethpage Black Course, which has already held notable championships such as the 2002 and 2009 US Open or the 2019 PGA Championship, in addition to The Barclays, of the FedEx Cup playoffs, in 2012 and 2016.
The first official event of the cup took place in 1927 in Worcester, Massachusetts, under much more professional conditions. The rules were set in advance by a committee and the PGA of America introduced qualifications for its players.
It also stipulated that only native-born U.S. citizens were eligible to compete, although this was not part of its standard rulebook. The British “Golf Illustrated” announced a fundraising goal of 3,000 pounds for a fund to help its golfers take part in the U.S.
Open and Ryder Cup. Ryder first subscribed here £100; after the fund closed with a £300 shortfall, he added the missing sum. The first team captains were Ted Ray (Great Britain) and Walter Hagen (USA). The USA was able to secure a clear victory with 9.5 to 2.5 points.
In 1928, due to the extensive preparations and circumstances, it was decided not to hold the next tournament until 1929 and to maintain this two-year cycle in the future. For the 1929 tournament, the PGA of America confirmed its policy of only allowing natural-born US citizens to play, but this decision was then reversed by the Ryder Cup committee at the end of the year.
It decided on general eligibility to play for all naturalized players in a country and members of the respective national players' organization. From 1939 to 1945, the Ryder Cup was canceled due to World War II. In 2001, the match was postponed for a year due to the September 11th terrorist attacks; Since then it has taken place in even years.