The 2018 Ryder Cup

Le Golf National, Paris, France
28-30 September

One of the greatest sporting shows on Earth

The Ryder Cup has become one of the world’s greatest sporting events. Every two years, 24 of the best players from Europe and the United States go head-to-head in match play competition. Drama, tension, incredible golf, camaraderie and sportsmanship are served in equal measure, captivating an audience of millions around the world. It’s an event that transcends sport, yet remains true to the spirit of its founder, Samuel Ryder.

The 42nd Ryder Cup Matches were held in France on 28–30 September 2018 at the Albatros Course of Le Golf National in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, a suburb southwest of Paris. It was only the second Ryder Cup to be held in Continental Europe, after the 1997 contest, which was held in Spain.

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Europe victorious at 2018 Ryder Cup

2018 Ryder Cup

Francesco Molinari fittingly clinched victory at Le Golf National as Europe maintained their outstanding streak in home Ryder Cups with a convincing 17.5-10.5 victory over the United States. Leading 10-6 ahead of the final day in northern France, Thomas Bjorn's side had to withstand a predictable charge from their opponents, who won three of the first four matches to finish and halved the other to close within a point. However, from the moment Jon Rahm beat Tiger Woods 2 and 1 a home victory looked certain with several other European players holding commanding leads and Thorbjorn Olesen having recorded a shock 5 and 4 triumph over Jordan Spieth.

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Team Selection

The European Team will comprise the first 4 players from the European Points List, followed by the leading 4 players from the World Points List and completed by 4 wild cards. The American Team will be made up from the top 8 in the points rankings with 4 captain's picks.

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Format

Each of the first two days includes one four-match session of four-ball and one four-match session of foursomes. The final day is reserved for 12 singles matches.

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Scoring

Each match is worth one point, with matches ending in a draw worth ½ point to each side. The first team to reach 14 ½ points wins the Ryder Cup. If the matches end in a 14-14 draw, the team holding the Ryder Cup retains it.

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Course

The Course

The Albatros course at Le Golf National is situated in France, near Paris. Designed by architects Hubert Chesneau and Robert Von Hagge, in collaboration with Pierre Thevenin, it is located in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, southwest of central Paris.

Along with hosting the Ryder Cup in September 2018, Le Golf National will also host the Olympics in 2024; it has a capacity for 80,000 spectators. The Albatros course has a par of 72 and is 7,331 yards (6,703 m) long.

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  • Team Selection

    The European Team will comprise the first 4 players from the European Points List, followed by the leading 4 players from the World Points List and completed by 4 wild cards. The American Team will be made up from the top 8 in the points rankings with 4 captain's picks.

  • Format

    Each of the first two days includes one four-match session of four-ball and one four-match session of foursomes. The final day is reserved for 12 singles matches.

  • Scoring

    Each match is worth one point, with matches ending in a draw worth ½ point to each side. The first team to reach 14 ½ points wins the Ryder Cup. If the matches end in a 14-14 draw, the team holding the Ryder Cup retains it.

  • The Course

    The Albatros course at Le Golf National is situated in France, near Paris. Designed by architects Hubert Chesneau and Robert Von Hagge, in collaboration with Pierre Thevenin, it is located in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, southwest of central Paris.

    Along with hosting the Ryder Cup in September 2018, Le Golf National will also host the Olympics in 2024; it has a capacity for 80,000 spectators. The Albatros course has a par of 72 and is 7,331 yards (6,703 m) long.

Why the Ryder Cup?

Our association with The Ryder Cup began 5 years ago when Standard Life Investments became a Worldwide Partner of the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, Scotland, then becoming a Worldwide Partner of the event in 2016 in Hazeltine, USA. Aberdeen Standard Investments is proud to be supporting both the US and European teams at the 2018 event at Le Golf National, Paris, showcasing the brand at this truly global event followed by millions of people around the world.

The sponsorship not only complements our other partnerships but also our ambitions to become a world-class diversified investment company, where striving to achieve excellence and having distinctive team culture are central to what we do. It is an important part of our brand building strategy and is a perfect match in terms of our global reach, shared heritage, client base and strong team ethos.