Tyrell Hatton Secures Ryder Cup Spot Alongside McIlroy, Rahm, and Hovland

Tyrell Hatton has secured his spot on Europes Ryder Cup team for Rome, joining Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, and FedEx Cup champion Viktor Hovland. Hatton, who previously participated in the 2018 and 2021 Ryder Cups, earned his place on the team through the World Points list.

Tommy Fleetwood is in a prime position to join Hatton on the team through the World Points list, while Scotlands Robert MacIntyre is a favorite to qualify from the European Points list after his strong performance at the Czech Masters. Captain Luke Donald will then make his six captains picks.

Hovland, in exceptional form, clinched the BMW Championship title at Olympia Fields and secured the £14.32 million jackpot at the Tour Championship at East Lake.

Ryder Cup Schedule and Venue
The Ryder Cup is scheduled to take place from Friday, September 29 to Sunday, October 1, hosted by Italy for the first time at the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club just outside Rome.

How to Watch
In the United States, NBC will be the broadcaster, while UK viewers can catch exclusive live TV coverage on Sky Sports.

About the Ryder Cup
The Ryder Cup is one of the most-watched sporting events globally, featuring individual sport competitors in a team environment. Conceived by amateur golfer and businessman Samuel Ryder, the inaugural Ryder Cup was played in Massachusetts in 1927.

The competition initially involved American and British or British and Irish teams until 1977 when the format changed. Jack Nicklaus proposed that Britain, Ireland, and Continental Europe merge their teams to enhance competitiveness, leading to more closely fought and dramatic Ryder Cups.

Ryder Cup Captains
Europe will be led by Captain Luke Donald, while the USA’s captain is 2007 Masters champion Zach Johnson.

Ryder Cup Teams
Team Europe will consist of six players who qualify automatically based on points, and Captain Luke Donald will select an additional six players. The six leading European players, including Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Robert MacIntyre, Viktor Hovland, Tyrrell Hatton, and Tommy Fleetwood, have secured their places. Only five players have a mathematical chance to overtake MacIntyre at the last qualifying event, the European Masters in Switzerland.

Team USA also uses a ‘six plus six’ method for selecting the team. Six players qualify automatically, and Captain Zach Johnson selects the remaining six. The six automatic qualifiers include Scottie Scheffler, Wyndham Clark, Brian Harman, Max Homa, Xander Schauffele, and Patrick Cantlay.

Johnson is allowed to select from the LIV Golf tour if he chooses, a change in messaging since May when he stated that LIV players were “not even on my radar” unless they automatically qualified.

The Ryder Cup promises to be an exciting and fiercely competitive event as the best golfers from Europe and the USA vie for victory in Rome.