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How to watch the Ryder Cup 2021 on TV - channel, dates, times and teams

Ryder Cup 2021 TV schedule information has been confirmed and RadioTimes.com brings you all the dates and times, including BBC and Sky Sports coverage.

Ryder Cup
Published: Sunday, 26th September 2021 at 11:40 am

The biennial golf tournament - one of the biggest for the sport - has been underway all weekend and we have another day of golfing action to enjoy today.

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The Ryder Cup goes back a long way, originally beginning in 1927, but it was forced to miss a year in 2020 and the reason for that should come as no surprise: the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

But, 2021's competition has gone ahead and the tremendous atmosphere and high drama that we have come to expect is back in, ahem, full swing, as many of the best golfers in the world compete as teams in a matchplay event.

Team captains Padraig Harrington (Europe) and Steve Stricker (USA) were on hand to pick the sides and oversee the tactics across the three days to try to bring their team out on top - but who will emerge victorious?

Europe are the current holders of the trophy as they won the Ryder Cup in the last tournament in 2018 at Le Golf National in Paris. That's to be expected with a team that has won nine of the previous 12 Ryder Cups...

However, this 2021 tournament has not been a walk in the park for Team Europe as a strong USA side featuring the likes of long-hitting Bryson DeChambeau and superstars like Brooks Koepka out to ruin their winning streak.

British golf fans will have to stay up into the late evening to enjoy the later tee times in the tournament this year due to the time difference between here and the American setting, but it's worth a sleepy Monday morning to see who wins.

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The 2021 Ryder Cup will be screened live on Sky Sports Ryder Cup in the UK, with highlights and other coverage rounded up below.

When is the Ryder Cup 2021?

The Ryder Cup will take place from Friday 24th September 2021 until Sunday 26th September 2021.

The 43rd Ryder Cup was intended to be held last year but it was postponed due to US and global restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The next Ryder Cup will therefore take place in only one year's time, rather than the usual two in order for the tournament to return to its traditional schedule. The 2022 event will take place in Italy for the first time with Europe hosting at Marco Simone between 30 September and 2 October 2022.

Ryder Cup 2021 live TV schedule

Friday 24th September

Sky Sports Ryder Cup/ Main Event from 11am

Saturday 25th September

Sky Sports Ryder Cup / Main Event from 11am

Sunday 26th September

Sky Sports Ryder Cup from 5pm / Main Event from 6:30pm

You can watch the tournament live on Sky Sports Ryder Cup and Main Event or online via the Sky Go app.

You can add individual channels such as Sky Sports Ryder Cup for just £18 per month combined or pick up the complete sports package for just £25 per month.

If you don’t have Sky, you can watch the tournament through NOW. You can get a Day Membership for £9.99 or a Monthly Membership for £33.99, all without needing a contract. NOW can be streamed through a computer or apps found on most smart TVs, phones and consoles.

Ryder Cup 2021 BBC coverage

Unfortunately there won't be any live TV coverage of the Ryder Cup on BBC platforms in 2021, so those wishing to watch live will need to watch on Sky Sports Golf.

However, the BBC will be showing Ryder Cup highlights each day of the tournament.

Friday's highlights will be available as part of a two-hour on BBC Two from 12.05am on Saturday morning.

Saturday's highlights will be available from midnight on Sunday morning on BBC Two.

Sunday's highlights of the final round will be available from 11.20pm on Sunday night on BBC Two.

You will also be able to listen to live radio coverage throughout the three-day golfing event live on BBC Radio 5 Live with Mark Chapman from 6pm each day.

Who is playing for Team Europe?

Team Europe is captained by Padraig Harrington.

The twelve players representing Europe are:

  • John Rahm
  • Tommy Fleetwood
  • Tyrrell Hatton
  • Bernd Wiesberger
  • Rory McIlroy
  • Viktor Hovland
  • Paul Casey
  • Matt Fitzpatrick
  • Lee Westwood
  • Sergio Garcia
  • Shane Lowry
  • Ian Poulter

Who is playing for Team USA?

Team USA is captained by Steve Stricker.

The twelve players representing the USA are:

  • Collin Morikawa
  • Dustin Johnson
  • Bryson DeChambeau
  • Brooks Koepka
  • Justin Thomas
  • Patrick Cantlay
  • Tony Finau
  • Xander Schauffele
  • Jordan Spieth
  • Harris English
  • Daniel Berger
  • Scottie Scheffler

Where is the Ryder Cup 2021 course?

The tournament will take place at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wisconsin, USA for the first time in the competition's history.

Players from Europe will jet across to the States for the prestigious men's golf tournament, determined to defend their title.

Who won the Ryder Cup last time?

Team Europe triumphed in 2018 with a dominant display on 'home soil' in France.

Thomas Bjørn's side won 17 1/2 to 10 1/2 points over the US team led by Jim Furyk.

Europe clinched the win as American veteran Phil Mickelson drove the ball into water and conceded to Francesco Molinari.

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