Great to see 2016 Irish Olympian Padraig Harrington add his experience to the background team under the leadership of Captain of Europe, Darren Clarke.
Both teams of 12 will take part in 28 separate matches over the three days.. Each match is worth a single point, with the winning team needing to earn 14.5 points to claim the trophy. In the event of a draw (14-14), the defending champions retain the Ryder Cup.
Play takes place over three days and includes fourballs, foursomes and singles. On Friday, play starts with four fourball matches in the morning and another four fourball matches in the afternoon. The format is identical on Saturday, while on Sunday there are 12 singles matches, ensuring that all players will feature in at least one match over the three days.
All 28 matches are contested under a match play format, whereby players compete against each other and not the course.
Pictured Darren Clarke with four of his vice-captains (L-R) Thomas Bjorn, Sam Torrance, Paul Lawrie and Padraig Harrington before departing Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 ahead of the 2016 Ryder Cup.