Golf's 2021 Ryder Cup between Europe and USA underway at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin

Whistling Straits in Wisconsin is hosting the 43rd edition of the biennial U.S. versus Europe golf tournament from 24–26 September 2021, following the year's delay, with the Europe aiming to regain the title won in 2018.

By Rory Jiwani
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The biggest team event in men's golf began on Friday (24 September), with the 43rd Ryder Cup getting underway at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin, USA.

Europe and USA are going head-to-head in the matchplay format, with the Europeans aiming to retain the cup they won in 2018.

After being delayed by a year due to the pandemic, Sergio Garcia struck the opening tee shot of the 2021 event into a bunker, but he and Spanish compatriot Jon Rahm recovered to tie the hole with Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth in the opening foursomes.

Ryder Cup 2020 in 2021

There are 14 of the world's top 16 male golfers competing over the three days of competition.

READ: Full guide to who else is involved, the format of the 2021 Ryder Cup, and how to watch.

Reigning Olympic men's champion Xander Schauffele is part of the 12-man American team, while world number one Rahm is the top name on Team Europe.