Ryder Cup schedule revamped in bid for Sunday finish


NEWPORT, Wales – The Ryder Cup still has a chance to conclude Sunday night based on a new playing schedule that will shrink the customary five sessions into four sessions, PGA and European Tour officials announced.

Still, with possible showers forecast Saturday and a good chance of rain Sunday, a Monday finish remains a strong possibility.

The Ryder Cup’s normal schedule features two fourball sessions, two foursomes sessions and the Sunday singles sessions.

Under this revised schedule, after today’s suspended opening fourballs are complete on Saturday morning, a new second session will feature six foursomes matches. When that’s complete, a third session will feature two foursomes matches and four fourballs. The final sessions will feature the 12 singles matches. The sessions will be spread across Saturday and Sunday, times depending upon when rounds conclude.

Under this new plan, all 28 matches that traditionally make up the Ryder Cup will be played. The change, however, means every player will compete the rest of the way, with nobody riding the bench. 

Play will resume Saturday at 8 a.m. local time (3 a.m. ET).