yder Die Cup
All Ryder Die Cup photos courtesy of © Joshua Griffler
In the tradition of its namesake, every two years the Ryder Die Cup (RDC) pits the most hyper-elite players from the Kendallville Open against those from the Puffers & Duffers league. A central time zone vs mountain time zone battle for supremacy of America's heartland. Rotating between Chicago and Denver, the inaugural RDC takes place September 20-21, 2019, in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Using an abbreviated Ryder Cup format, Friday's round will consist of four four-ball matches played at Common Grounds. The Saturday morning round will consist of four two-man scramble matches played at Fossil Trace. The Saturday afternoon round will consist of eight singles matches, also played at Fossil Trace.
Each match is worth one point. The team with the most points come Saturday evening will hoist the Ryder Die Cup.
If the teams are deadlocked after the three rounds, a putting duel will ensue. Each player from both teams will alternate taking 10-foot putts from the same location. The team with the most putts made after each player has made an attempt will prevail. If the teams are still tied, a sudden death head-to-head putting contest will follow until a winner is determined.
The Kendallville Open team consists of the most recent Bixler Blazer winners, the four top qualifiers from the last two tKO's, and is rounded out by two captains' picks. The Puffers & Duffers team is comprised of the 2018 P&D League champion, the 2018 P&D Mountain High Cup champion, five 2019 P&D League qualifiers and a captains’ pick.