The 2018 Ryder Cup

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by Benjamin Betit

The Ryder Cup is one of the most exciting events in golf, taking place this year from September 28th to September 30th. The competition will feature matches between American and European players. After the United States hosted and won the 2016 tournament at Hazeltine National in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Paris is the next Ryder Cup destination. Coming to Albatros Course of Le Golf National this September, the teams are set and the anticipation is only rising. Over the last 18 Ryder Cup events, Europe has taken 10 victories, leaving the United States with only 8. With such close competition 2018 is poised for a fun and entertaining Ryder Cup, tickets are available via the Ryder Cup website. The website includes options for general admission, hospitality packages, and limited group rates. Alternate options are available for tickets through third-party online sources as well. Whale Gaming also offers its members access to the Ryder Cup and all-inclusive packages to experience the tournament as well as everything Paris has to offer, visit Whale to find out more about the hospitality benefits our members receive.

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Where to watch the Ryder Cup

If viewing in the UK, SkySports will have broadcasting live throughout the event. They will also be televising the celebrity match on Wednesday, the 25th, and range play the following day. If viewing from the United States and Canada, NBC will be broadcasting the Ryder Cup along with The Golf Channel. The schedule for the Ryder Cup week includes; a celebrity match on Wednesday, practice rounds on Thursday, four-ball four-match session on Friday, one four-match session of foursomes on Saturday, and the final event on Sunday includes twelve singles matches between the two teams. This format is unique to the game and prestige of golf, making the Ryder Cup even more fascinating.

Europe’s Justin Rose plays off the 1st tee during the fourball match on the first day of the Ryder Cup golf tournament, at Gleneagles, Scotland, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison) take on Europe’s Contenders

After taking defeat in 2016, the European team is on their heels to bring the Ryder Cup back into their hands. It has been 25 years since the last time Europe has lost on their own soil, and with the American team having three of the top players in the world, the stage is set for an intense competition. Europe’s captain, Thomas Bjorn is set to lead Europe to victory along with notables including, Tommy Fleetwood, Rory McIlroy, Francesco Molinari, Tyrrell Hatton, Justin Rose, and Jon Rahm. The captain’s picks include Sergio Garcia, Paul Casey, Ian Poulter, and Henrik Stenson. One European member to highlight is Jon Rahm, the 23-year-old Spaniard already has a win under his belt for 2018 and has looked more and more impressive throughout the summer leading into Paris. Also note Italian Francesco Molinari, the only member of the European team to win a major championship this year at the Open Championship, along with a victory at the Quicken Loans National. Justin Rose is always one to bring up during the spotlight. Rose fell just short of the BMW Championship not too long ago and his play is up to championship tier, now the question is whether or not it can remain in Paris.

PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 25:  Captain Thomas Bjorn of Europe holds the trophy as he poses with players during a photocall ahead of the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National on September 25, 2018 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) take on America’s Team

This American team is sought out to be one of the strongest in a very long time. The American Captain, Jim Furyk, has an extreme amount of talent behind him heading to Paris. The American side includes Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Patrick Reed, Webb Simpson, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, and Bubba Watson. Captain’s picks include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and Bryson DeChambeau. According to the PGA official world rankings, the American team has the top three players in the world, them being Johnson, Koepka, and Thomas. Although, rankings 4, 5, and 6 all belong to the European team. This team has had an incredible season thus far, players winning a combined 15 PGA tournaments in the last year. One player to watch is Bryson DeChambeau, the 24-year-old has 3 wins in 2018 including the Northern Trust, Dell Technologies Championship, and the Memorial Tournament. With Tiger Woods joining the Ryder Cup team for the first time since 2010, it would be historic to see Woods perform well. Koepka certainly is also one to watch for, the Florida native has won the last two U.S. Open tournaments and captured his first PGA Championship back in August. It certainly would be fitting if Books Koepka performed well later this month.

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A Recommendations for Paris

Paris is an ideal city to host the Ryder Cup. Le Golf National offers incredible hospitality packages surrounding the event. Such include a private table at the Garonne Pavilion starting at 1425 pounds or a luxury Seine suite holding up for 50 guests, both with a viewing of the action. For those looking for the best available hospitality for your whole visit, the Ryder Cup Travel Services allows guests to access a package including 5-night hotel accommodations, general admission ticket, transportation to and from the event, and a celebration evening. The Le Golf National hotel also known as Novotel St Quentin is also on site and overlooks the beautiful course and lake. The hotel is about 11 kilometers from the Palace of Versailles, which is a highly recommended destination when around Paris. Novotel St Quentin also allows pets, has suite options and includes complimentary breakfast.

PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 25:  The Ryder Cup trophy is held by the Europe team during a photocall ahead of the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National on September 25, 2018 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images) differentiates from other UK online betting websites by offering its members real-world hospitality benefits much like the comps you would receive in a high-end Las Vegas Casino, the only difference is our benefits are redeemable anywhere. Whale Gaming tries to offer unmatchable experiences, from access to sporting events such as the Ryder Cup to high-end event invitations and tailored travel experiences. To hear more about the advantages of playing with Whale, please contact us at info@whaleglobal.

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