The 12th Junior Ryder Cup will be contested, September 21-22, 2020 at Blue Mound Golf & Country Club in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. There will be a coinciding Junior Exhibition Match, September 23 played at Whistling Straits, site of the 2020 Ryder Cup. The USA and European Junior Teams will be a part of the Opening Ceremonies as well on Thursday, September 24.

 

Eligibility

The United States team will feature six boys and six girls who are U.S. citizens and are members of the high school graduating class of 2021, or younger. All potential players must compete in the 2020 Girls or Boys Junior PGA Championship to be eligible, unless exceptional circumstances prevented the player from competing.

 

Exemptions

1) 2020 – 45th Boys Junior PGA Championship winner and runner-up (total of 2 boys) to be contested July 13-16, 2020.  In an event there is a tie for 2nd place between two eligible players, there will be a hole by hole play-off immediately following play to determine the spot. If the champion or runner up is not eligible, the next highest ranked player on the USA Junior Ryder Cup points list will be selected*.

 

2) 2020 – U.S. Girls’ Junior Champion, to be contested July 13-18, 2020. If the champion is not eligible, the next highest ranked player on the USA Junior Ryder Cup points list will be selected*.

 

3) 2020 – U.S. Junior Amateur Champion, to be contested July 20-25, 2020. If the champion is not eligible, the next highest ranked player on the USA Junior Ryder Cup points list will be selected*.

 

4) 2020 – 45th Girls Junior PGA Championship winner and runner-up (total of 2 girls) to be contested July 28-31, 2020.  In an event there is a tie for 2nd place between two eligible players, there will be a hole by hole play-off immediately following play to determine the spot. If the champion or runner up is not eligible, the next highest ranked player on the USA Junior Ryder Cup points list will be selected*.

 

5) Top two Boys/Girls from the USA Junior Ryder Cup points list, which will start awarding points at the 44th Girls Junior PGA Championship. Events earning points will include multiple AJGA Invitationals, USGA Junior Amateurs, Junior PGA Championships and select independent events like the Orange Bowl International Junior, Kathy Whitworth Girls Invitational and Scott Robertson Memorial. In addition, points are awarded to those juniors who make the cut in a 2019/2020 PGA Tour, LPGA Tour or USGA national event.

 

*All USA Junior Ryder Cup points list ties will be broken by each player’s respective 2020 Junior PGA Championship finish.

 

Captain’s Picks

6) The final two spots will be one Boy and one Girl captain’s picks for which the PGA of America will consider multiple national ranking systems such as Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings, Junior Golf Scoreboard, Rolex AJGA Rankings and World Amateur Golf Rankings to pinpoint the remaining top boy/girl selections.

 

Team Announcement / PGA of America News Release

The final United States of America Junior Ryder Cup Team will be announced by the PGA of America on Monday, August 3, 2020, following the 45th Girls Junior PGA Championship.
About the Junior Ryder Cup
Sept. 2018, the U.S. team won for the sixth consecutive time at Disneyland Paris in France with 12.5 points to Team Europe’s 11.5. Previously, in 2016, the U.S. team won at Interlachen C.C. in Minnesota with 15.5 to 8.5. 2014 was at Blairgowrie Golf Club in Scotland with a 16 to 8 U.S. victory. In 2012, team USA won 14.5 to 9.5 at Olympia Fields C.C. in Illinois. The Junior Ryder Cup, an international showcase of golf’s next generation, is designed to continue to build international friendships between the top junior golfers in the United States and Europe.  The overall Junior Ryder Cup match results stand at 7-3-1, in favor of the United States.

 

A table outlining the 2020 U.S. Junior Ryder Cup Team points system follows:

 

Rank 2019-20 Premier

Championships

2019-20 Top Event

Championships

Cut Made in PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, Korn Ferry Tour, Symetra Tour, USGA National Event (2019/2020)
1ST 675 375 375
2ND 360 180  
3RD 320 160  
4TH 280 140  
5TH 240 120  
6TH 200 100  
7TH 160 80  
8TH 120 60  
9TH 80 40  
10TH 40 20  
11TH – 15TH 20    

                                        

A table outlining the 2019-20 Girls Premier Events follows:

44th Girls Junior PGA Championship
July 9 – 12, 2019 Keney Park Golf Course Windsor, CT
U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship
July 22 – 27, 2019 SentryWorld Stevens Point, WI
Rolex Tournament of Champions Nov 23 – 28, 2019 PGA National Resort and Spa Palm Beach Gardens, FL
ANNIKA Invitational January 2020 World Golf Village St. Augustine, FL
Buick Shanshan Feng Girls Invitational February 2020 The Saticoy Club Somis, CA
ANA Junior Inspiration March 2020 Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage, CA
Thunderbird International Junior May 2020 Grayhawk Golf Club – Raptor Course Scottsdale, AZ
Rolex Girls Junior Championship June 2020 The Golf Club at Briar’s Creek Johns Island, SC
Polo Golf Junior Classic* June 2020 Liberty National Golf Club Jersey City, NJ
U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship July 2020 Eisenhower Golf Course Colorado Springs, CO
45th Girls Junior PGA Championship July 2020 TBD TBD

 

*Only the 8 players advancing to elimination will receive points for the Polo Golf Junior Classic

 

 

A table outlining the 2019-20 Boys Premier Events follows:

U.S. Junior Amateur Championship
July 15 – 20, 2019 Inverness Club Toledo, OH
44th Boys Junior PGA Championship
July 30 – Aug 2, 2019 Keney Park Golf Course Windsor, CT
Junior Players Championship Aug 30 – Sep 2, 2019 TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Rolex Tournament of Champions Nov 23 – 28, 2019 PGA National Resort and Spa Palm Beach Gardens, FL
AJGA Simplify Boys Championship February 2020 The Club at Carlton Woods – Fazio Course The Woodlands, TX
Junior Invitational April 2020 Sage Valley Golf Club Graniteville, SC
Thunderbird International Junior May 2020 Grayhawk Golf Club – Raptor Course Scottsdale, AZ
Wyndham Invitational June 2020 Sedgefield Country Club – Donald Ross Course Greensboro, NC
Polo Golf Junior Classic* June 2020 Liberty National Golf Club Jersey City, NJ
45th Boys Junior PGA Championship July 2020 TBD TBD
U.S. Junior Amateur Championship July 2020 Hazeltine National Golf Club Chaska, MN

 

*Only the 8 players advancing to elimination will receive points for the Polo Golf Junior Classic

 

 

A table outlining the 2019-20 Girls Top Events follows:

AJGA Girls Championship Aug 30 – Sep 2, 2019 The Furman Golf Club Greenville, SC
The Ping Invitational Oct 11 – 14, 2019 Karsten Creek Golf Club Stillwater, OK
Orange Bowl International Junior January 2 – 6, 2020 Biltmore Golf Course Coral Gables, FL
Joanne Winter Arizona Silver Belle Dec 28 – 30, 2019 Longbow Golf Club Mesa, AZ
The Sea Pines Junior Heritage February 2020 Sea Pines Resort Hilton Head, SC
Kathy Whitworth Girls Invitational March 2020 Mira Vista Golf Course Ft. Worth, TX
Scott Robertson Memorial May 2020 Roanoke Country Club Roanoke, VA

 

                        A table outlining the 2019-20 Boys Top Events follows:

Bobby Chapman Junior Invitational Oct 18 – 20, 2019 Country Club of Spartanburg Spartanburg, SC
The Ping Invitational Oct 11 – 14, 2019 Karsten Creek Golf Club Stillwater, OK
Jones Cup Junior Invitational Dec 19-21, 2019 Sea Island Golf Club Sea Island, GA
Orange Bowl International Junior January 2020 Biltmore Golf Course Coral Gables, FL
The Sea Pines Junior Heritage February 2020 Sea Pines Resort Hilton Head, SC
Scott Robertson Memorial May 2020 Roanoke Country Club Roanoke, VA
Western Junior Championship June 2020 Onwentsia Club Lake Forest, IL

 

The U.S. Junior Ryder Cup Team will arrive in Wisconsin on Thursday, September 17, 2020. They will then play practice rounds at Blue Mound Golf & Country Club from September 18-20. Opening Ceremonies will kick off the event on Sept 20, followed by foursomes on the morning of Sept 21, and then mixed four-ball on Monday afternoon. Singles matches will complete play on Sept 22, followed by closing ceremonies on Tuesday afternoon. Participants in the 2020 Junior Ryder Cup will receive the opportunity to play a nine-hole Friendship Match prior (Wednesday) to the start of the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits. The matches will continue to build international friendships and be a fun experience at the Ryder Cup professional venue. The boys and girls on the team will then attend the opening ceremonies of the 43rd Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits on Sept 24 and travel back home on Sept 25. Players may elect to stay with their parent or guardian chaperones and attend the duration of the 43rd Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits, Sept 25-27. Complimentary Ryder Cup tickets will be offered to the U.S. Junior Ryder Cup team and their parent or guardian chaperones.

The United States team will feature six boys and six girls who are U.S. citizens and are members of the high school graduating class of 2021, or younger.

For further information about the Junior Ryder Cup, visit JuniorPGAChampionship.com, Junior.RyderCup.com or call Championship Manager, Trenton Blundell, at (561) 624-8490.