Hi everyone and welcome to the 2018 WGT Ryder Cup. Picking up on a tradition that was started many years ago but fell asleep for a while, we once again gather some of WGT’s best players for a (relatively) quick event to determine which side of the Atlantic is home to the best virtual golf players.
Other than in the real world equivalent our US team will be joined by several players from the rest of the world which was necessary to assemble two competitive teams.
I tried to come up with a qualifying method that is as objective as possible: ten spots on each team were reserved for the ten highest ranking players in the yearly earnings list. If someone of the top ten wasn’t interested I went down the list to fill up the team. Those ten players agreed on a captain who chose the remaining five players for each team.
We will play four rounds: two matchplay even lies, one matchplay uneven lies and one round of alternate shot. All rounds will be played over 18 holes with the possibility of a draw. Since I expect that we’ll face certain difficulties with the different time zones, we will use the weekly 18 hole tournament or the weekly uneven lie tournament in case two players are unable to coordinate their schedules.
We’ll be trying to stream as many matches as possible and I will compile all dates and links in an Excel sheet. To make it a bit more fun for the community ujjnbjk has generously donated 20k credits for some betting among the users along the way. Everyone can enter their predictions on the score of each round once the lineups are published. The correct score will be rewarded with 5.000 credits. If there are several people with the correct score, I’ll randomly choose a winner out of those.
All scores, dates and names of all players participating can be found in this Excelsheet.