How to Watch the Ryder Cup 2021 Live

Ryder Cup 2021

The wait may have been a little longer than we’re used to due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it is nearly over. Yes, the 2021 Ryder Cup is set to get underway at the end of September, when the United States and Europe will battle it out for one of the biggest prizes in golf.

Golf fans are eager to know how to watch and stream the event live and on demand in Australia, as well as the order of play and tee times. Find out all that and more right here.

2021 Ryder Cup preview

Taking place every two years, the Ryder Cup sees some of the best golfers from the United States and Europe go head to head across three days. The 43rd edition will take place at Whistling Straits Golf Course in Haven, Wisconsin. Both Team USA and Team Europes have competed for the Ryder Cup in its current format since 1979, with Team Europe winning the famous trophy 11 times, and Team USA not far behind on 8. The completion is unique in that there is no prize money on offer, just pure pride at stake.

The Ryder Cup format is a little different to your average golf competition as it focuses on a points system rather than the ‘stroke play’ seen in golf majors and other PGA events. Each team wins points based on the games they win, and the first team to get to 14.5 points first lifts the Ryder Cup.

The first day is the Four-Ball. This is where a two-man partnership from each team play each other using one ball each (four in total) across 18 holes. The winners of these games get a point for their respective teams. If the games are level, they get a half-point.

The second day again sees the players go out in double partnerships, but this time in Foursomes using just one ball per team. Each player takes a turns at taking a shot until the hole is decided. The winner of each game wins a point for their team, with a half-point again declared for a draw.

The final day is where the Ryder Cup is won and lost. Every player from each team heads out to play on the course at the same time to play a Singles ‘match play’ format (hole by hole). Players can score multiple points for their team depending on the margin they win by over 18 holes.

Ryder Cup 2021 schedule (Sydney Time)

Team Europe will take on Team USA in the 2021 Ryder Cup from Friday, September 24 to Monday, September 27. Check out the full Ryder Cup schedule below.

2021 Ryder CupDateTimeProvider
Four-BallSeptember 24
LIVE: 10.00pm
FoursomesSeptember 25
LIVE: 10.00pmFoxtel/Kayo
SinglesSeptember 27LIVE: 2.00am

Which providers will show Ryder Cup 2021?

Here is a list of TV and sports streaming providers that will show live golf from the Ryder Cup in Australia.

ProviderRyder Cup
Kayo SportsYes
Foxtel from TelstraYes
Foxtel NowYes
Stan SportNo
Optus SportNo
Paramount PlusNo

Where to watch the Ryder Cup 2021 live

Fox Sports (Foxtel/Kayo Sports) is the official golf channel in Australia to watch the Ryder Cup 2021 at Whistling Straits. Every game from the competition will be available to watch live or later on demand for anyone who has access to the channel. Find out all the Ryder Cup viewing options below, including how to watch the whole event with a free trial.

Watch the 2021 Ryder Cup with Kayo Sports

You may want to look into the Kayo Sports 14 day free trial for watching the Ryder Cup 2021. With Kayo you will have access to the same Fox Sports broadcasts as Foxtel, allowing you to stream Ryder matches using eligible devices and browsers. Ryder Cup games on Fox Sports have a matching time on Kayo Sports, where they will also be available to watch On Demand should you wish to catch up.

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Stream 2021 Ryder Cup with Foxtel Now

The Foxtel Now streaming service also offers access to Fox Sports via their Sports Pack. That means that you get access to all three Ryder Cup days live as well as everything else Fox Sports has to offer, including PGA of America and European Tour events. The Foxtel Now free trial offer is available to new customers. To get the Sports Pack ($29/month) you must first subscribe to the Essential Pack option ($25/month). This means that watching sport after your free trial will cost a total of $53 per month.

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Watch the Ryder Cup with Telstra

Telstra customers can get great deals for watching both Kayo Sports and Foxtel Now. With the Telstra Kayo Offer, you can get a $10 per month reduction on Basic ($15/month) and Premium ($25/month) plans. The Foxtel Now Telstra offer gives you the first month for free, meaning you will only need to pay for the sports pack on top. Both of these options come as part of a 12-month contract.

How to stream Ryder Cup 2021 Replays

The only place you will be able to stream highlights and replays of all the Ryder Cup 2021 action is via Foxtel and Kayo Sports in Australia. As much of the event takes place in the early hours of the morning, Foxtel and Kayo are the ideal options for catching up on demand.

Kayo sports also comes with the ‘No Spoilers’ feature, which hides results before you have had a chance to watch at a more appropriate time. This is perfect if you want to watch all the action as if it were live. Kayo minis are also available and offer shortened replays so you can watch all the action even if you’re pressed for time.

Ryder Cup 2021 Teams

Both Ryder Cup teams are made up of 12 players and one captain. Players from each team are made up of the top 6 ranked players on the US and European PGA Tours. The Captain is allowed to make up to six ‘Captain’s Picks’ for players who may be currently outside the rankings.

Team Europe

Ryder Cup Players

Pádraig Harrington has now made 3 Captain’s picks and the 12 players for his squad are now decided. He has chosen Sergio Garcia, Shane Lowry and Ian Poulter. This has left Justin Rose without a place in this year’s event, which is one of the main talking points from Harrington’s selection.

The European team have has the upper hand in this competition over much of the past 20 years and he will be keen to keep it that way. But looking at the team, they lack a lot of experience and tour wins compared to their American counterparts.

European Team: Paul Casey, Matt Fitzpatrick, Tyrrell Hatton, Tommy Fleetwood, Rory McIlroy, Viktor Hovland, Jon Rahm, Lee Westwood, Bernd Wiesberger, Sergio Garcia, Shane Lowry, Ian Poulter

Team USA

Ryder Cup Captains

Team USA will have a whole nation behind them when they step out onto the course at Whistling Straights. The last time they played at home was in 2016 when they beat Europe 17-11. This year they will again feature an all-star team. But, the biggest test for Team USA captain, Steve Stricker, will be to keep some unity with a group of players that are used to being fierce rivals every weekend on the PGA Tour.

USA Team: Collin Morikawa, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas, Patrick Cantlay, Daniel Berger (Captain’s pick), Harris English (Captain’s pick), Tony Finau (Captain’s pick), Xander Schauffele (Captain’s pick), Scottie Scheffler (Captain’s pick), Jordan Spieth (Captain’s pick).

Ryder Cup Captains

The Captains play a huge role in the Ryder Cup. The Captain’s picks decide who goes out and plays which games at which time to maximise potential points. They are always former players with big experience in the competition. Check out the Captains for the 2021 Ryder Cup here.

Padraig Harrington

The Europe team will be lead by a man who has had his fair share of Ryder Cup success over the years, as well as a golf major in Great Britain. He has played in a total of six Ryder Cups, winning four and losing two. This experience will be key for Team Europe, safe in the knowledge they have a team player in charge who knows exactly how it feels out of the Straits Course.

Steve Stricker

USA Team captain, Steve Stricker was born and raised in Wisconsin, which houses the Whistling Straits course the Ryder Cup will be played on. He has played in 3 Ryder Cups himself, winning once in 2008, but had been on the wrong side of two defeats at the hands of the European team. He has also been vice-captain, so he has a good idea of what it takes to win on both sides of the barrier.

Ryder Cup Wins

The current format of the Ryder Cup has been in place since 1979 when Great Britain and Ireland opened up to the idea of allowing European players to join and form Team Europe. Since then they have had the lions share of success. Check out how many time each team has won the rider cup since below.

Ryder Cup Europe WinsRyder Cup USA Wins

Ryder Cup 2021 Course

Whistling Straits Country Club was originally announced as the venue for the 2020 Ryder Cup, but the event was knocked back a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The links-style course should suit the play of many Europeans and pose plenty of challenges for each team.

Since first being constructed in 1998, Whistling Straits (an official PGA of America course) has hosted 3 PGA Championships and one Senior US Open. The 18 hole par 72 totals 7, 201 yards and was designed by Pete and Alice Dye.

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