The 2014 Ryder Cup gets takes place at Gleneagles in Scotland between 26–28 September on the Jack Nicklaus designed PGA Centenary course, which measures 7,262 yards.
Europe are the defending team and will be on home soil in Scotland, but the USA will be deperate to atone for letting a seemingly unassailable lead slip two years ago. Now known as the 'Miaracle of Medinah,' Europe were down 10-4 after 14 matches, with 2 four-ball matches still on the course and 12 singles matches to be played the next day. But despite being down 10-6 going into the final day Europe managed to beat the odds and win by 14½ points to 13½. The amazing comeback now means that Europe have won seven of the last nine Ryder Cups and they head into the 2014 renewal as slight favourites.
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Paul McGinley will become the first irish captain in the Ryder Cup when he leads the European team at Gleneagles and he has a superb record in this tournament having never tasted defeat as a player or an assistant. McGinley has named Des Smyth and Sam Torrance as vice-captains and the trio bring a wealth of Ryder Cup experience to the table.
The USA will be lead by Tom Watson who will become the oldest ever Ryder Cup captain at 65. Watson has named Andy North as a vice-captain and Raymond Floyd as his second vice-captain as the USA search for their first Ryder Cup win since 2008.
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