Team Europe captain Padraig Harrington talks to Shane Lowry during training day Will Bryson DeChambeau play with Brooks Koepka? Will the additional European experience be attributable to anything? Would the house advantage be a big deal? The Ryder Cup is set to begin on Friday, live on Sky Sports, as Team Europe aims to retain the title after winning in France last time in 2018, and we look at some of the key talking points ahead of the 43rd edition of the event at Whistling Straits. …is DeChambeau’s partner Koepka After two years of public quarrels, rolling eyes and sharp comments, is this really how the feud between Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka ends? With them playing together at home in the Ryder Cup, the pair exchanged words about slow play, abdominal exercises — or lack of — and socialized multiple times on social media. But there was always a hint that it might not be quite as it seems. Koepka said earlier this summer that they are “joking back and forth in good fun” while Deschamps coach Mike Shea suggested they do it in order to “maximize their global standing. None of this is making it easier for USA captain Steve Stryker this week.” When choosing his duets. Should they be set apart? Or is there a chance of bringing out the best in each other if they play together? It’s a tough decision for Stryker, but it would be great to see how they interact with each other, especially after DeShamboug’s annoyed that” Something fun” was about to happen. The event, which may have implications for how much they play. Bryson DeChambeau insists he is fully focused on the Ryder Cup and believes he can use his World Long Distance Championship training to his advantage at Whistling Straits. Long Drive World Championships to his advantage At Whistling Straits DeChambeau said he “smashed” his hand in preparation for a long driving contest that begins shortly after the Ryder Cup, while Koepka withdrew from the Tour earlier this month with a wrist injury.Both said they are fine, but how will they hold up after three days of playing? How important is a home advantage? Ryder Cup crowds are always very partisan, but that may be the case this year more than most with tight travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A delay of one year may also get fans even more excited as they finally get a chance to join the course. Some may be enjoying it loudly, some may be distracted, and even those on Team USA – especially the Junior Six – may find it hard to handle. Team Europe produced an inspirational video to remind their players of the chosen company they work for by competing in the Ryder Cup Europe Team Europe produced an inspirational video to remind their players of the chosen company they belong to by competing in the Ryder Cup Rory McIlroy was not afraid to interact with Crowds are in previous Ryder Cups, but he says he plans to tone down this year as Europe aims to improve on its last transatlantic voyage when they waxed 17-11. “I will definitely try not to be mobile and I will try to conserve some energy.” “It’s a long week. We’ll see if I play all five again, but there’s a lot of golf. There’s just a lot of energy in playing, and then trying to beat who you’re playing against. If you try to beat the crowd, too, it seems like an impossible task for some The thing.” Will all members of the European team follow McIlroy’s lead or will others try to take on the crowd and perhaps expend some much-needed energy to do so? For the six members of Team USA, this will be their first taste of the Ryder Cup, but three of them appear to be up in name only, not by nature. Incidentally, the two-time Main Champion Colin Morikawa, Patrick Cantlay, 2021 PGA Player of the Year and recent BMW Championship and Tour Championship winner, and Olympic gold medalist Xander Schauffele were also included. Who will Padridge Harrington tie together in the opening session of the Ryder Cup? Andrew Coultart and Nick Dougherty predict who will appear in the quartet on Friday. Who will Padraig Harrington share in the opening session of the Ryder Cup? Andrew Coltart and Nick Dougherty predict who will feature in the quartet on Friday. There are more question marks over Daniel Berger, Harris English and Scotty Scheffler, especially considering that this will be the first-ever experience of wearing the red, white and blue of the latter two. But that doesn’t mean they won’t rise to the occasion, plenty of rookies have put in great performances in their Ryder Cup debuts and Berger, English and Schaeffler have been in good shape lately. There is also a positive possibility that they won’t be carrying any baggage from previous Ryder Cup experiences when things don’t go well for the USA. Europe captain Padrij Harrington admits that it is still not clear what will happen if more than one player tests positive for Covid-19 in the European Ryder Cup Championship Padriage Harrington, captain of the European Ryder Cup, admitted that it remains unclear what will happen if More than one player tested positive for Covid-19 in the Ryder Cup Jordan Spieth said he sees ‘youth and fire’ in Team USA’s room, but how would that be against a very experienced European team? Not only did Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter and Sergio Garcia experience heaps of the Ryder Cup, they also had a lot of success in the event. That must count for something, especially when it comes to a rough time over the weekend. Who is the best fit for the course? “It’s American ties, isn’t it?” Jordan Spieth’s summary of this week’s Hyacinth Strait trail, with so much sand, strong winds coming in from Lake Michigan, autumnal weather and inclement weather, it’s hard to know who will enjoy the conditions the most over the next few days. Former Ryder Cup winner Paul McGinley, who finished in the top six in the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in 2004, thinks visitors should be pleased with the course. Paul McGinley and Nick Dougherty take a closer look at the challenge facing players at Whistling Straits and look at the numbers to suggest how the stadium might fit into European team Paul McGinley and Nick Dougherty take a closer look at the challenge for players at Whistling Straits and look at the numbers to suggest how the venue THAT SUITS THE EUROPEAN TEAM “It definitely suits Europeans more. It’s a links golf course. It’s probably not a real tie like home, but we’re more experienced in that style of course and also in those conditions with 20-30mph winds, which rarely She’s seen on the PGA Tour. So I think those two factors would work for the Europeans.” But there’s a reason only one of the past seven Ryder cars have won cups on foreign soil, and the track is at play at that. Live Ryder Cup Golf September 23, 2021, 10:00 p.m. Live broadcast on Whistling Straits will be the longest Ryder Cup course in history, which should help Americans who count eight of their team in the top 50 driving distance stats on this year’s PGA Tour. Only three Europeans. The raw stage is also expected to be shortened in an effort to help with low goals, and the trajectory appears to suit Dustin Johnson, even if the former World Ryder Cup top-ranked did not enter the best shape. But how important is form in this event? Garcia suggested this week that it wasn’t a factor for him. “I’ve come to them playing really well and I’ve done really well, and then there’s the Ryder Cups where I come in. I probably don’t feel good and I look like I’m pushing the switch when I get here.” But not everyone is. Able to press the key like Garcia, the all-time points scorer in the Ryder Cup. For some players, form is important, which is another factor that leaders must consider. Get the best prices and book a tour of one of our 1,700 courses across the UK and Ireland.