This month, the top players across the US and Europe are getting ready to face off at the 2023 Ryder Cup. Preparation for the biennial event is already in full swing and will culminate in a three-day-long battle starting on September 29. This blog breaks down the details of this historic competition and introduces ROKFORM’s golf accessories, which are trusted by the best players of the game.
ROKFORM offers premium phone accessories designed to up your golf game. As dedicated golfers ourselves, we understand which tools can make a real difference on the course. Players across the country rely on our Eagle 3 phone cases built specifically for golf— available for iPhone and Samsung S23 models. Another fan favorite is our G-ROK Wireless Golf Speaker, which instantly attaches to your cart for music on the go.
What is the Ryder Cup?
The Ryder Cup is a men’s golf competition that takes place every two years between teams from the US and Europe. The host golf course alternates between the US and Europe. The Cup is named after Samuel Ryder, the English entrepreneur who donated the inaugural trophy.
The event is a series of match play competitions over the course of three days for a total of 28 matches during the weekend. A match win scores one point for the player’s team while a tie scores half a point. Team USA or Team Europe wins by scoring the highest cumulative total points by the end of Sunday.
History of the Ryder Cup
The Ryder Cup got its start way back in 1927 at the Worcester Country Club in Worcester, Massachusetts. The competition was announced and formalized by English business Samuel Ryder, who wanted to sponsor and promote the sport. Initially designed as a golf competition between Great Britain and the United States, it expanded to include players from continental Europe in 1979.
Before golf got its day in the sun starting at the 2016 Rio Olympics, a national US golf team only made an appearance at the biennial Ryder Cup. That means that for over 100 years, the Ryder Cup was the only event where American golf aficionados could cheer for Team USA as they took on the top players of Europe.
The 2023 Ryder Cup
It’s that time of year again! The Tour Championship has finished and the fans of golf around the world now turn their eyes to one of the sport’s top events— the 2023 Ryder Cup.
Every two years, competitors find themselves playing for patriotic pride rather than large sums of money, with the U.S. and Europe trading off hosting duties at each meeting. This year is the Ryder Cup’s 44th year, and switches to a European location at the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club outside Rome, taking place on September 29th to October 1st. Get ready as the newly designed Italian course opens its doors to the most talented golf athletes in the world!
ROKFORM and the Ryder Cup
So why does the ROKFORM team care about a sporting event like the Ryder Cup? To put it simply...we love golf! Viewers can expect challenges at every hole, close head-to-head competition, and the best golfers in the world battling it out for honor. These are just a few of the reasons why golf is one of the sporting activities ROKFORM supports with our high-quality products.
Our premium Eagle 3 phone cases for golf are well-known across both the professional Tour and local courses. These golf-specific phone cases come with tons of benefits for players out on the course:
- Slim and lightweight case design
- MagSafe® compatible for wireless charging and accessories
- Magnetic ring attaches to a golf cart for easy access GPS yardage apps and camera
- Reinforced corners and durable materials defend against cart path drops
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Another significant event in the golf calendar is the Presidents Cup. It’s a competition between a US team and an International Team made up of players from the rest of the world except Europe. As a kind of non-European counterpart to the much older Ryder Cup, the Presidents Cup takes place during even-numbered years. The women’s golf equivalent of the Ryder Cup is the Solheim Cup.
Who’s Playing in the 2023 Ryder Cup?
The Ryder Cup is played between two teams of 12 top golfers representing either the United States or Europe. There are several automatic qualifiers in addition to captain’s picks to complete the roster. This year, the US team was announced on August 29 while the European selection will be released on September 4.
At ROKFORM, we understand that most of our customers aren’t trying to make it on the PGA Tour, but ambitious players are always improving their game. The pros receive constant coaching feedback so amateur and weekend players have to seek out more accessible ways to make tweaks to their swing. And one of the best solutions is video! Use your smartphone to record your swing on the driving range or out on the course and analyze what improvements you can make.
Players love the integrated magnetic ring on the back of our Eagle 3 phone cases for golf. In addition to a secure mount while driving the cart, the powerful magnet lets you film your swing from afar. The case’s MagSafe compatible design allows for easy wireless charging and works with additional ROKFORM accessories such as the FUZION Wallet and MagSafe Sport Ring with Stand.
Who is on the USA Ryder Cup Team?
Ryder Cup US Captain Zach Johnson has announced his picks of Sam Burns, Rickie Fowler, Brooks Koepka, Collin Morikawa, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas to play in the 44th Ryder Cup alongside the US team’s automatic qualifiers.
2023 Ryder Cup Team USA Selection
American golf fans have finally got their answer to who will be representing Team USA at the Ryder Cup. US team captain Zach Johnson announced his final picks for the Ryder Cup on August 29, giving a rest to all the rumors swirling around the remaining six spots.
As we head into the exciting week of Ryder Cup action, we want to wish Rickie Fowler— a long-time friend of ROKFORM— and the entire USA team good luck as they try to win back the Ryder Cup title from the European team. Back in 2016, we gifted Rickie some customized ROKFORM phone cases to celebrate the event. Let’s go Team USA!
At the time of writing, the European selection hasn’t been finalized yet but team captain Luke Donald will be announcing his picks on Monday, September 4. The automatic qualifiers are the top six ranked players on the European Tour, currently known as the DP World Tour for sponsorship reasons.
Three are chosen based on European Points and three are selected based on World Points rankings. The players who have already secured their automatic qualification into Team Europe include Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Viktor Hovland, and Tyrrell Hatton.
ROKFORM Rocks Out with the Best Golf Speaker
For music-loving golfers, the ROKFORM G-ROK Wireless Speaker is the perfect choice. This premium golf speaker offers amazing sound quality that’s built for outdoor use, including magneticing mounting, an IPX7 waterproof rating, and shock-resistant construction.
Rain or shine, the Bluetooth golf speaker brings your favorite tunes to the course for an enjoyable time all day long. If you’re golfing during the Ryder Cup, you and your buddies can tune in on a phone and listen in to the action without skipping a beat!
The two ridiculously strong magnets grip the cart over any terrain, even along the bumpiest of cart paths. The golf speaker is lighter than a box of balls so it’s easy to carry around clipped onto your bag or into the clubhouse, too. Users in separate carts can pair 2 G-ROK speakers together for even better stereo sound. With such quality specs included a compact, lightweight package, this ultimate golf speaker is a hole-in-one.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is on the 2023 European Ryder Cup team?
The four confirmed European players who have already qualified for the Ryder Cup are Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Viktor Hovland, and Tyrrell Hatton. The results from current tournaments this month will determine the last two automatic qualifiers in addition to European team captain Luke Donald’s six remaining picks announced on Sept 4.
Are there phone cases for golf?
Yes! ROKFORM specializes in phone cases designed for use around the course. Our Eagle 3 phone cases for golf have a strong magnetic ring to instantly attach to a golf cart, providing easy access to calls, texts, and GPS yardage apps while on the go. The Eagle 3 cases are available in both iPhone and Samsung S23 versions.
When and where is the 2023 Ryder Cup?
The 2023 Ryder Cup will take place at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club located near Rome from Friday 29 September to Sunday 1 October. This year’s edition marks the 44th Ryder Cup.
ROKFORM: The Golfers’ Go-To Choice for Accessories
Here at ROKFORM, we are huge fans of the Ryder Cup. Our golf-specific phone cases and portable golf speakers are the favorites of pro golfers and weekend amateurs alike. From clubhouse to green, protect your smartphone with the Eagle 3 case designed for dedicated players.
Have questions about our products or which golf accessories are right for you? We are available for online chat or in-person at our Irvine, California showroom. Call us toll-free at 855-765-3676, email us at email@example.com, or visit us at www.rokform.com