Member of the American Ryder Cup team which will challenge Europe in Rome in ten days, Jordan Spieth officially announced, a week after his birth, the arrival of Sophie, the second child of the Texan star and his wife Annie.
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At just 30 years old, Jordan Spieth has just announced the birth of his daughter Sophie, a week after the arrival of the second child of the American star and his wife Annie. Two years after the birth of Sammy, who has already toured PGA Tour tournaments and made a notable appearance at the last Presidents Cup, the couple welcomed their second child on September 12, two weeks before the Ryder Cup (September 29).
– October 1st). The 12th player in the world did not participate in the American team’s reconnaissance of the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club course to attend Sophie’s birth. This will be the fifth Ryder Cup for the former world number one who will be able to count on his experience and his talent in Italy…
but not on the perfect knowledge of the Italian course in the fall. The Ryder Cup is a biennial golf tournament pitting teams from Europe and the United States against each other. The Ryder Cup was born in 1927 (in 1926 the American and Great Britain teams competed on the East Course at the Wentworth Club in Virginia Water, Surrey (Great Britain), but it was not official).
After more than 45 years of American dominance (the British only won the trophy once between 1935 and 1973), the British team was joined by players from Ireland in 1973, and later also by players from the rest of Europe thanks to Severiano Ballesteros, who He convinced the British Isles to include the rest of the European countries (starting in 1979).
This inclusion of players made the tournament considerably more competitive. Currently the matches are officiated jointly by the USPGA and the PGA European Tour. The Ryder Cup matches include several match play matches between players selected by both teams from among the twelve players that are part of each of them.
Currently, these matches consist of eight foursomes matches, eight fourball matches and twelve singles matches. The winner of each match receives one point for his team, while if there is a tie after 18 holes, each team is awarded ½ point.