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IT’S FINALLY HERE! TOP GOLFERS MORIKAWA, KOEPKA AND RORY MCLLROY LOCK HORNS AT THE 43RD EDITION OF RYDER CUP, CATCH ALL THE ACTION ON DSTV

Posted on Tuesday, 21st September 2021 in Golf News
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Brooks Koepka of the US lines up his putt on the twelfth green during the first round of the World Golf Championship FedEx-St. Jude Invitational golf tournament at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, 05 August 2021. EPA/TANNEN MAURY

By THE BUDDY

SuperSport viewers on DStv can look forward to seeing all the action from golf’s premier team event, the Ryder Cup, live from the Whistling Straights Golf Course in Haven, Wisconsin, from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 September 2021.

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This will be the 43rd edition of the Ryder Cup, a golf tournament (match play format, each match worth one point) contested between teams of players from the United States and Europe, with the latter being the defending champions after triumphing 17½ to 10½ at the 2018 event in France. This year’s Ryder Cup should have taken place in 2020, but was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The competition format will be as follows: Day 1 (Friday) – 4 foursome (alternate shot) matches and 4 fourball (better ball) matches; Day 2 (Saturday) – 4 foursome matches and 4 fourball matches; Day 3 (Sunday) – 12 singles matches.

On the first two days there are 4 foursome matches and 4 fourball matches with the home captain choosing which are played in the morning and which in the afternoon. With a total of 28 points available, 14½ points are required to win the Cup, and 14 points are required for the defending champion to retain the Cup. All matches are played to a maximum of 18 holes.

The home US team is captained by Steve Stricker and features the likes of Collin Morikawa, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka. Notably, Stricker left Patrick Reed (the US’s top scoring player in the 2014 and 2016 Ryder Cups) out of his six ‘captain’s picks’ (half of the 12-man team is determined by ranking; the other half by picks).

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Golfer Collin Morikawa of the US tees off on the 13th hole during the first round of the Northern Trust golf tournament at the Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA, 19 August 2021. The annual PGA Tour golf tournament runs from 19 August until 22 August 2021. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

“Kind of lost sleep over that one,” Stricker admitted. “He’s a tremendous competitor. He brings a lot to match-play golf. His record here at The Ryder Cup is pretty darned good. It was just the uncertainty of his health [Reed has a week-long hospital stay for bilateral pneumonia] and really the lack of play that led to our decision down the stretch.”

The Europe team is led by captain Padraig Harrington, which will feature Paul Casey, Tommy Fleetwood, Viktor Hovland, Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm amongst others. The Irish skipper is looking forward to the challenge of defending the title on enemy soil.

“From when we restarted our qualification process in January, the last eight months have been very positive,” explained Harrington. “Everybody has been able to play and we have a good system in place that has allowed us to look at everyone and see how they’re doing. There is no question that we are in good shape and everyone associated with Team Europe cannot wait to get to Whistling Straits and get going. Especially me!”

The Whistling Straights Golf Course is a 7,790 yard par 72 which replicates the ancient seaside links courses of the United Kingdom and Ireland.

No rival can compete with SuperSport’s coverage. Our viewers on DStv can see all their favourite golf stars dominating courses across the world. Visit www.dstv.com to subscribe or upgrade, and join in on the excitement. And while you’re on the move, you can stream matches on the DStv App.

 

Ryder Cup broadcast details

All times CAT

 

Thursday 23 September

22:00: Opening Ceremony – LIVE on SuperSport Golf

 

Friday 24 September

14:00: Day 1LIVE on SuperSport Golf

 

Saturday 25 September

14:00: Day 2 – LIVE on SuperSport Golf

 

Sunday 26 September

18:00: Day 3 – LIVE on SuperSport Golf

 

Monday 27 September

00:00: Trophy Presentation – LIVE on SuperSport Golf

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FANS ALLOWED AT BERNARDUS GOLF CLUB FOR DUTCH OPEN, RETURNING AFTER LAST YEAR’S CANCELATION, CATCH ALL ACTION ON DSTV

Posted on Thursday, 16th September 2021 in Golf News
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Branden Grace of South Africa hits his tee shot on the third hole during the first round of The Open 2021 golf championship at Royal St George’s golf course in Sandwich, Kent, Britain, 15 July 2021. EPA/NEIL HALL

By THE BUDDY

SuperSport viewers on DStv can look forward to watching all the action from the Dutch Open at the Bernardus Golf Club in Cromvoirt, the Netherlands from Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 September 2021.

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Established in 1912, the Dutch Open returns in 2021 after being cancelled last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The last edition, known as the KLM Open, was held in 2019 and won by Spaniard Sergio Garcia.

Fans will be present at the Bernardus Golf Club: “We are following the advice of the Dutch government and that looks very good at the moment. As it looks now, it will be possible to organise a successful, attractive and safe tournament in September 2021 with all our visitors. Of course, this will be with due observance of the measures in force at that time,” said tournament director Daan Slooter.

He added that the Dutch Open will boast the talents of South Africa’s Garrick Higgo and Branden Grace.

 

 

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Garrick Higgo of South Africa hits his tee shot on the third hole during the first round of The Open 2021 golf championship at Royal St George’s golf course in Sandwich, Kent, Britain, 15 July 2021. EPA/NEIL HALL

 

In addition, we were also able to sign up Garrick Higgo. A year ago, Higgo was still number 190 in the world. The South African is now 39th in the world ranking and has already won two European Tour events and a PGA TOUR tournament this year.”

Joost Luiten, ambassador of the Dutch Open, will also be in the field. The champion of 2013 and 2016 regularly plays at Bernardus and is looking forward to his home tournament: “I hope it will feel like coming home to a new course this year. I want to perform again, give some extras for the home crowd that can be present at tournaments again.”

The field will also feature Nicolai Hojgaard, who is fresh from winning the Italian Open a week after his twin brother Rasmus won the European Masters. “It’s crazy,” said the Danish player after his victory in Rome. “I’ve been through every emotion in my body and brain. It’s what I’ve been working hard on all year and all my life.”

The Bernardus Golf Club features a 7,042 yard par 72 course. The purse for the Dutch Open is 1million.

No rival can compete with SuperSport’s coverage. Our viewers on DStv can see all their favourite golf stars dominating courses across the world. Visit www.dstv.com to subscribe or upgrade, and join in on the excitement. And while you’re on the move, you can stream matches on the DStv App.

 

Dutch Open broadcast details

All times CAT

 

Thursday 16 September

13:30: Day 1 – LIVE on SuperSport Golf

 

Friday 17 September

13:30: Day 2 – LIVE on SuperSport Golf

 

Saturday 18 September

15:00: Day 3 – LIVE on SuperSport Golf

 

Sunday 19 September

13:00: Day 4 – LIVE on SuperSport Golf

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