New Golf Cup Event

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migolfer
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New Golf Cup Event

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Now that the Ryder Cup is over for a couple of years, barring any pandemic #*^@, it reminds me that there is a Cup event every year for Americans (Ryder & President's) but not for everyone else, they get a break. I wonder if there would be any interest in there being a Europe vs. World cup with the same format as Ryder/President's? but the USA would not be involved I would be curious who would win such an event? But when could it be played? There is no room in a schedule for anyone. Perhaps they (PGA? R&A?) could reschedule it all to be like this:

Year-N : Ryder Cup
Year-N+1: President's Cup
Year N+2: Ryder Cup
Year N+3: United Cup (whatever you call it, Europe vs. Asia+Australia+? [not USA])
Year N+4: Ryder Cup
Year N+5: President's Cup
etc.

Maybe there is something like this that I am blissfully unaware of. Pardon my US bias.
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Re: New Golf Cup Event

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I've thought about it too, would be nice to see, Im sure they (the ones who could make it happen) have thought about it as well, but the problem is probably that it wouldnt be profitable to set up. If USA isnt there, and without the history that Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup partly live on, would enough people care about a new for-fun and no-real-stakes tournament? Everyone kinda loves trying to beat USA in various things since USA is seen as a bit of a top dog in the world and particularly in men's professional golf, but EU vs rest-of-world-minus-USA would probably be too "friendly" for anyone to get all that invested over who wins or not. Lack of rivalry. Maybe a couple of the best golfers would rather have a week's break than participate, and then it all falls apart. We'll see how things develop though, a lot can change in a decade or two about "power balances", golf in Asia is still growing quickly for example, I think.
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Re: New Golf Cup Event

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I agree with Adelade that money is driving force to be able to put on these events. Then again sponsor's money goes to defray cost of travel and such by the teams, but these events mostly add to charity money and not to players. By the way since it was mentioned is anyone aware of the Euro/Asia men's team matchup played in years 2014, 2016 and 2018. Apparently not played in 2020 due to virus. Last month even with some virus restrictions eased I did not see a whole lot about The Solheim Cup. Many of the best women are from Asian countries anyway besides the Korda sisters. The President's Cup played since 1994 has seen USA dominate other than Internationals winning just once and a tie. Next year that event comes to Quail Hollow and in 2026 it goes to Medinah #3 course. 2023 it is scheduled for Royal Montreal once more and has been played also in South Africa and South Korea, but mainly has been played abroad in Australia. There was and still may be The World Cup where 2 men's players from most countries in world play and from what remember went to countries where do not see tournaments played. There has been Olympic golf played twice now and scheduled each 4 years. Somehow in my memory I am thinking that women have a country matchup with 4 players from each country playing other countries in elimination tournament possibly with top 8 countries competing, but did not see when checked internet.
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