Just a short post for all those who are searching for Ryder Cup 2007 (we are getting a large number of visitors here who have searched for “ryder cup 2007″) – there is no Ryder Cup 2007! The Ryder Cup is held every two years (for a brief overview have a look at Everything You Wanted to Know about the Ryder Cup but Were Afraid to Ask). The Ryder Cup used to be held on odd years until 2001 when it was postponed due to the September 11 tragedy. Since then it appears alternately in Europe and America every two years, on even numbered years. Ryder Cup 2008 is the next event scheduled to be held at Valhalla Golf Club in Kentucky.
Archive for April, 2007
Zach Johnson (31) was one of the suprise rookies who qualified for the 2006 US Ryder Cup Team and his win at this years Masters at Augusta National was no less suprising. Under the new US Ryder Cup team qualification system the Masters is one of only four events for which Ryder Cup points will be awarded for 2007, one point being awarded for every $1000 earned. Johnson’s last round 69, which secured victory over Tiger Woods in the pairing behind him for only his second ever PGA Tour win, his only previous win came at the 2004 BellSouth Classic. His win however could signify a golfer settling in for a long stretch at the top of a lot of leaderboards to come.
The win catapults Johnson from 56th to 15th in the overall golf World Rankings and the $1.2m prize cheque will help not only his wallet but his Ryder Cup chances also in a year when there is limited opportunities to earn those covetted points.
The organisers of the 2010 Ryder Cup to be held at Celtic Manor in Wales have announced the event is to be played during the week starting 27 September – 3 October. The announcement followed a meeting with the Welsh Assembly First Minister Rhodri Morgan. In a positive sign also a spokesperson for Celtic Manor announced that the course was now ready and will be holding event shortly to bed it in.