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The Ryder Cup 2014 The 2014 Ryder Cup, September 26-28 2014, Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland

Format

The tournament will be a Match Play Competition between two teams of 12 Players representing Europe and the United States. On both the 1st and 2nd days there will be a series of 4 foursome matches and a series of 4 four-ball matches, and on the final day a series of 12 singles matches.

Team Europe Ryder Cup Qualification Criteria

The European Team to compete in the 2014 Ryder Cup shall comprise of the following Members:-

• (a) The leading four Members¹ on The Ryder Cup European Points List* on Sunday August 31st 2014, (or as at the conclusion of the Race to Dubai Tournament scheduled to conclude on that date, whichever is the latter). In the event of a tie between Members (i.e. a number of Members having accumulated an equal number of points), placings will be decided by the Member1 with the higher ranking on the 2014 Race to Dubai on Sunday 31st August 2014, (or as at the conclusion of the Race to Dubai Tournament scheduled to conclude on that date, whichever is the latter);

• (b) The leading five Members¹, not otherwise qualified under paragraph (a) above, on The Ryder Cup World Points List** on Sunday 31st August 2014, (or as at the conclusion of the Race to Dubai Tournament scheduled to conclude on that date, whichever is the latter). In the event of a tie between Members (i.e. a number of Members having accumulated an equal number of points), placings will be decided by the Member¹ with the higher ranking on the Official World Golf Ranking as published on Monday August 25th 2014; and

• (c) The Captain, Paul McGinley, will choose (at his own discretion) the remaining three Members¹ following the conclusion of the Race to Dubai Tournament scheduled to conclude on August 31st 2014.

(*) The Ryder Cup European Points List will comprise points (1 point = 1 Euro) earned by a Member¹ from all Race to Dubai Tournaments in which he participates between August 26th 2013 and August 31st 2014 (or the conclusion of the Race to Dubai Tournament scheduled to conclude on August 31st, whichever is the latter). (Money earned by a Member from the 2013 Race to Dubai Bonus Pool or Race to Dubai bonus points earned during the 2013 Final series do not count towards this points list).

(**) The Ryder Cup World Points List will comprise Official World Golf Ranking Points won by a Member¹ from each tournament in which he participates between August 26th 2013 and August 24th 2014 (or the conclusion of all the OWGR tournaments scheduled to conclude on that date, whichever is the latter), and thereafter ONLY from the Race to Dubai Tournament scheduled to conclude on August 31st 2014. Official World Golf Ranking Points are allocated to all officially sanctioned tournaments (on any Federated Tour) by the Official World Golf Ranking and are allocated according to the Event Rating of the tournament.

Definitions

¹ For the purposes of defining eligibility for selection for the 2014 European Ryder Cup team only, all references to Member(s) and Membership in the eligibility criteria referred to above shall mean only those European Members of the European Tour, whether Ranked Members, Affiliate Members, Honorary Life Members, Past Champions or other Members of distinction or Ranked European Members of the European Challenge Tour.

Notes

Note 1: Points won on The Ryder Cup World Points List and The Ryder Cup European Points List can only be earned by a Player whilst a Member1 of the European Tour (as defined in the preceding section).

Note 2: For points earned on either list to count within any one Official Season, a Ranked Member must fulfil his Membership obligations*** (referred to in Regulation B1(c)) within that Official Season.

(***) In the Official Season in which The Ryder Cup is to be played, if any Ranked Member has not fulfilled these Membership obligations at the time when The European Ryder Cup team is selected, he must have committed to play and there must remain sufficient Race to Dubai Tournaments in that Official Season for the Member to be able to do so.
Note 3: A Non-Member taking up Membership1 of The European Tour for an Official Season that commences during the qualification period, (referred to in paragraph (1) above) can only earn points on either list from the date of the first Race to Dubai Tournament of that Official Season or the first Race to Dubai Tournament for which the Player is a Member1 of The European Tour, whichever is the latter.

All decisions and/or disputes relating to a Player’s eligibility for selection for a European Ryder Cup team including any issues relating to nationality, citizenship, domicile or residency of a Player will be determined by the European Tour’s Tournament Committee, subject to the ratification of any such decision by the board of directors of Ryder Cup Europe.

Team USA Ryder Cup Qualification Criteria

The United States points system will determine the top nine players for the 2014 United States Ryder Cup Team on August 10, 2014. In addition, Captain Tom Watson selects three players in September, 2014, to complete the United States Team. Points are based upon the following:

• Prize money earned in the 2013 major championships (Masters, U.S. Open, Open Championship, and PGA Championship): One point is awarded for every $1,000 earned; all U.S. players making the cut will earn points.

• Prize money earned in PGA Tour events from Oct. 7, 2013, beginning with the Frys.com Open through the 2014 PGA Championship, ending Aug.10, 2014: One point is awarded for every $1,000 earned, excluding the major championships, events played opposite major championships and events played opposite World Golf Championships; all U.S. players making the cut will earn points.

• Prize money earned for the 2014 major championships: (Masters, U.S. Open, Open Championship, and PGA Championship). Two points are awarded for every $1,000 earned; all U.S. players making the cut will earn points.

• Prize money earned in 2014 events played opposite the major championships and opposite World Golf Championships between Jan. 1 and the 2014 PGA Championship - one-half point will be awarded for every $1,000 earned; all U.S. players making the cut will earn points.

 

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