The 2023 Ryder Cup takes place at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club near Rome in Italy between Friday 29 September and Sunday 1 October.
The US head into the match as holders, having beaten Europe 19-9 at Whistling Straits two years ago.
However, Team Europe has not lost a home match since 1993 when Tom Watson’s USA edged out Bernard Gallacher’s team 15-13 at The Belfry.
Here are the things you need to know about Europe’s challenge to reclaim the trophy
Team Europe Captain
Englishman Luke Donald captains Team Europe for the 2023 match, taking over from Ireland’s Padraig Harrington.
Donald had been in the reckoning to lead the team before the nod eventually went to Swede Henrik Stenson. However, the 2016 Open champion’s decision to join LIV Golf led to him being stripped of the captaincy, with Donald entrusted in the role instead.
The 45-year-old brings a wealth of experience to the role having amassed 17 wins over a 22-year professional career.
Donald, who also enjoyed 56 weeks at the top of the world rankings between 2011 and 2012, has also represented Team Europe four times in the Ryder Cup, with four wins. Overall, he played 15 matches, securing 10.5 points.
Donald has also been a Ryder Cup Vice Captain twice, in 2018 under Thomas Bjorn and 2021 under Harrington.
- Nicolas Colsaerts
- Thomas Bjorn
- Edoardo Molinari
- Jose Maria Olazabal
Confirmed Team Europe Players
The 34-year-old has played in six successive Ryder Cups since making his debut in 2010 and has amassed 14 points from a 12-12-4 record.
The four-time Major winner has had most success in singles matches, with victories against Keegan Bradley, Rickie Fowler and Xander Schauffele. He has being on the winning team in four of his six appearances to date.
McIlroy qualified automatically for the 2023 edition after a season where he has been a fixture in the top three of the world rankings.
Rahm makes his third successive appearance in the Ryder Cup after qualifying automatically….