2018 Ryder Cup – where and when
The Ryder Cup is back on mainland Europe, with Le Golf National in the suburbs of Paris hosting this year’s event. It’s the first French Ryder Cup in history.
The tournament runs from tomorrow (Friday, September 28) to Sunday, September 30. Team USA tees off first at 8.10am local time Friday, which is 7.10am BST, 2.10am ET and 11.10pm Thursday PT.
It’s surely Europe’s for the taking? Four points up going into the Sunday of a Ryder Cup certainly suggests that, but the US team will inevitably be watching videos of Brookline and Medinah for inspiration for an unlikely turn around. And we’ll tell you how to watch Day Three of the 2018 Ryder Cup no matter where you live – it’s even FREE to live stream if you’re in the US.
Sunday sees every player of each team play in singles matchplay golf. That means there are 12 points in total to play for – more than enough for the USA to overturn the deficit. Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy go out first at 12.05am local time (11.05am BST, 6.05am ET, 3.05am PT), with Bryson DeChambeau vs Alex Noren finishing things off.
After losing 17-11 at Hazeltine in 2016, Europe is out for revenge. Leading the troops at Le Golf National is Thomas Bjørn, who’ll hope Ryder Cup veterans Ian Poulter, Paul Casey, Sergio Garcia and Henrik Stenson – his four wildcard picks – will inspire the Europeans. Among the other experienced major winners are Justin Rose, Francesco Molinari and McIlroy, who are sure to push their American counterparts to the limit. But opposition captain Kim Furyk has no shortage of talent at his disposal. The likes of Koepka, Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas dominate the upper reaches of the current world rankings, while all-time greats Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods are on hand to offer that extra guile as part of the captain’s picks.
Find out who will come out on top in 2018 by following the instructions below and tuning into a 2018 Ryder Cup live stream from wherever you find yourself in the world without paying a penny.
Watch all the action at RyderCup.com for FREE
Great news for golf fans in North America and Canada – the Ryder Cup’s official site will be showing all the action for free. There may be some late nights/early mornings involved for US viewers to catch the action from France, but tuning in online should be a breeze wherever you are.
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Live stream the Ryder Cup 2018 with a VPN
If there’s no Ryder Cup coverage in your country and you discover that the free RyderCup.com live stream is blocked where you are, then you’ll have to use a VPN. So even if the golf isn’t being shown in your corner of the world, you can tune in to a country where it is. A VPN is perfect for this as it allows you to change your IP address so you appear to be in a completely different location. We’ve tested hundreds of VPNs and can recommend these as the best three VPNs currently available:
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Where can I stream golf live with a VPN?
A VPN will enable you to watch the 2018 Ryder Cup from literally anywhere that it’s not already showing. So that obviously includes all the countries from which the players come from, so: UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Japan, South Korea, China, India, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Germany, Italy, France, Denmark, Sweden, Norway Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico and Venezuela.
How to watch the 2018 Ryder Cup: UK stream
If you’re a UK-based golf fan, you’ll be well used to this by now. Sky Sports once again has all the live coverage of the Ryder Cup, with daily highlights available to watch on the BBC. Head straight to the Sky Sports Golf channel for that first tee-off time of 7.10am BST on Friday, and if you’re not going to be at home much this weekend, you can download the Sky Go app on your tablet or smartphone to keep track of the action.
Don’t have Sky and not keen on subscribing just for the golf? Well NOW TV may well be the answer. Watch the full three days of action with a £12.99 Sky Sports Week Pass, choose a day to watch with a £7.99 Day Pass, or make the most of a Month Pass at £16.99 to get all the build-up and post-tournament analysis too.
Away from the UK this weekend? That’s where using a VPN means you can watch online through a laptop, mobile or streaming device as if you were sitting at home.
Alternative ways to watch Ryder Cup golf in the US
There are number of options for watching the 2018 Ryder Cup golf if you’re stateside:
– That live stream at RyderCup.com is the obvious way. Although you’ll be limited to what the website wants to show you and we doubt the coverage will have the sheen and depth of most dedicated broadcasters.
– If you’re at home and have cable, then NBC is the official broadcaster. The network will be splitting coverage between its main sports channels and it’s specialist station, the Golf Channel, which is available from most cable providers. NBC has promised 220 hours of coverage to get right under the Ryder Cup bonnet this year.
– If you’re outside the US this weekend but want to access one of the above options, then you can use a VPN service to effectively transport your computer, phone or tablet’s IP back to a US location.
Saturday afternoon’s foursome pairings:
– Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson vs Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka starts at 1.50pm local time (12.50pm BST, 7.50am ET, 4.50am PT Thursday)
– Sergio Garcia and Alex Noren vs Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson starts at 1.05pm local time
– Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood vs Tiger Woods and Bryson DeChambeau starts at 1.20pm local time
– Ian Poulter and Rory McIlroy vs Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas starts at 1.35pm local time
Saturday morning’s fourball pairings:
– Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia vs Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau starts at 8.10am local time (7.10am BST, 2.10am ET, 11,10pm PT Thursday)
– Paul Casey and Tyrrell Hatton vs Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler starts at 8.25am local time
– Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood vs Tiger Woods and Patrick Reed starts at 8.40am local time
– Ian Poulter and Jon Rahm vs Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth starts at 8.55am local time
Europe team for the 2018 Ryder Cup
- Paul Casey
- Tommy Fleetwood
- Sergio Garcia
- Tyrell Hatton
- Rory McIlroy
- Francesco Molinari
- Alex Noren
- Thorbjørn Olesen
- Ian Poulter
- Jon Rahm
- Justin Rose
- Henrik Stenson
US team for the 2018 Ryder Cup
- Bryson Dechambeau
- Tony Finau
- Ricky Fowler
- Dustin Johnson
- Brooks Koepka
- Phil Mickelson
- Patrick Reed
- Webb Simpson
- Jordan Spieth
- Justin Thomas
- Bubba Watson
- Tiger Woods
Image courtesy of RyderCup.com