The USA started this Ryder Cup as favourites in this biennial contest, having won the last Ryder Cup by a record 19-9 margin. But no USA side has won in Europe in the past 30 years, and they are faltering on European soil yet again.
If USA are to win, they will have to overcome a five-point deficit going into the final day. No side has previously overturned anything larger than a four-point deficit. Since the Ryder Cup moved to five sessions in 1963, USA have only won once in Europe when they were behind entering the singles. That was in 1993, when Tom Watson’s side had trailed by a just single point. But if the USA team can tie the match 14-14 they will retain the Ryder Cup as holders.
Read on for how to watch Ryder Cup live streams from anywhere – and potentially for FREE
The Ryder Cup 2023 starts on Friday (Sept. 29) and finishes on Sunday (Oct. 1).
► Current score: USA 5.5-10.5 Europe.
• FREE LIVE STREAM — RaiPlay (Italy)
• U.S. — Watch on NBC / Golf Channel via Sling or Fubo, or on Peacock
• U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free
US Ryder Cup team: Sam Burns; Patrick Cantlay; Wyndham Clark; Rickie Fowler; Brian Harman; Max Homa; Brooks Koepka; Collin Morikawa; Xander Schauffele; Scottie Scheffler; Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas.
Europe Ryder Cup team: Ludvig Aberg; Matt Fitzpatrick; Tommy Fleetwood; Tyrrell Hatton; Nicolai Højgaard; Viktor Hovland; Shane Lowry; Robert MacIntyre; Rory McIlroy; Jon Rahm; Justin Rose and Sepp Straka.
Whatever happens, make sure your eyeballs stay glued to the Ryder Cup live stream. There's even a free-to-air option in Italy. Full details of how to watch the Ryder Cup 2023 from anywhere just below...
Ryder Cup schedule – Day 3 singles
Scottie Scheffler vs Jon Rahm
Collin Morikawa vs Viktor Hovland
Patrick Cantlay vs Justin Rose
Sam Burns vs Rory McIlroy
Max Homa vs Matt Fitzpatrick
Brian Harman vs Tyrrell Hatton
Brooks Koepka vs Ludvig Aberg
Justin Thomas vs Sepp Straka
Xander Schauffele vs Nicolai Hojgaard
Jordan Spieth vs Shane Lowry
Rickie Fowler vs Tommy Fleetwood
Wyndham Clark vs Robert MacIntyre
Free Ryder Cup 2023 live stream
Watch the 2023 Ryder Cup live stream for FREE
All times CET:
Friday, September 29: 6:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Rai Sport)
Saturday, September 30: 10:20 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Rai Sport)
Sunday, October 1: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Rai Sport)
Travelling outside Italy this week? Use a VPN to watch RaiPlay from anywhere in the world. Details just below...
Watch the 2023 Ryder Cup from anywhere in the world
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Ryder Cup 2023 live streams around the world
How to watch the 2023 Ryder Cup live stream in the US
In the US, the Peacock (from $5.99/month) streaming service will be showing one match from each of the five sessions. The Golf Channel will also be broadcasting from Marco Simone Golf and Country Club.
If you already have the Golf Channel as part of your cable TV package, then you're all set. If not, try a cord-cutting TV service such as Fubo (from $74.99/month) or Sling Blue with Sports Extra (from $51/month) to watch the Golf Channel.
All times ET:
Friday, September 29: 1.30am-12pm (USA Network)
Saturday, September 30: 1.30am-3am (USA Network); 3am-12pm (NBC)
Sunday, October 1: 5.30am-1pm (NBC)
If you love sports, you'll want to check out Fubo. It's got a 7-day free trial, so you don't need to pay up front, and features dozens of channels including CBS, ESPN and the Golf Channel.
Sling TV is one of the best values among cable alternatives. The Sling Blue package comes with 30-plus channels in the lineup, including NBC (in select markets). You'll need the Sports Extra add-on to get the Golf Channel, though.
How to watch the 2023 Ryder Cup live stream in the UK
In the UK, Sky Sports should be your first port of call as Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports Main Event will televise action from the event. At the moment Sky has some great deals on Sky Sports for those looking to upgrade and those looking sign up to Sky for the first time.
You can get all eight Sky Sports channels in HD for just £27 a month which not only includes all the golf action, but you can also watch the football, cricket, Formula 1, NFL and a whole host of other sporting events.
For those in the UK without Sky Sports, fans will be able to watch highlights of each day's play that evening on the BBC. The first day's highlights will be shown on BBC Two at 8.30pm-10pm on Friday, September 29.
All times BST
How to watch the 2023 Ryder Cup live stream in Canada
The block of TSN channels will be all Canadian golf fans need to get watch a 2023 Ryder Cup live stream.
If you want to watch the whole thing, a subscription to TSN Direct might make sense especially as you can currently you can get it with some good deals.
French-language coverage will also air on RDS.
How to watch the 2023 Ryder Cup live stream in Australia
As ever in Australia, the most comprehensive golf coverage is offered by Kayo Sports where you can watch Fox Sports. Not only can you watch the action from Rome here, it has all the PGA Tour, DP World Tour events, LPGA and the Majors.
It also offers access to over 50 sports live and on-demand, with some of its big name channels including Fox Sports, ESPN, and beIN Sports.
It's also good value at either $25 for Kayo One, $30 for Kayo Basic or $35 for Kayo Premium. Basic lets you stream sport on two devices at once, while Premium allows you to watch on up to three screens simultaneously, so it represents great value if your household has different sporting tastes or you're splitting the cost of the subscription.
As ever, Aussies out of the country can access their favorite streaming service just like they would at home if they use a VPN to watch their Ryder Cup live stream of choice.
All times AEST
Friday, September 29: 3.30pm-2am Kayo Sports (Fox Sports)
Saturday, September 30: 3.30pm-2am Kayo Sports (Fox Sports)
Sunday, October 1: 8.30pm-3am Kayo Sports (Fox Sports)
Ryder Cup 2023 schedule
Day 1 - Friday September 29: 4 x foursomes (1st session) then 4 x fourballs (2nd session)
Day 2 - Saturday September 30: 4 x foursomes (3rd session) then 4 x fourballs (4th session)
Day 3 - Sunday October 1: 12 x singles (5th session)
2023 Ryder Cup results
1st session: Friday foursomes:
- Scottie Scheffler & Sam Burns lost to Jon Rahm & Tyrrell Hatton 4&3
- Max Homa & Brian Harman lost to Vitor Hovland & Ludvig Aberg 4&3
- Rickie Fowler & Collin Morikawa lost to Shane Lowry and Sepp Straka 2&1
- Xander Schauffele & Patrick Cantlay lost to Rory McIlroy & Tommy Fleetwood 2&1
Second session: Friday fourballs:
- Justin Thomas. & Jordan Spieth tied with Viktor Hovland & Tyrrell Hatton
- Scottie Scheffler & Brooks Koepka tied with Jon Rahm & Nicolai Højgaard
- Max Homa & Wyndham Clark tied with Robert MacIntyre & Justin Rose
- Collin Morikawa & Xander Schauffele lost to Rory McIlroy & Matt Fitzpatrick 5&3t
3rd session: Saturday foursomes
- Jordan Spieth & Justin Thomas lost Rory McIlroy & Tommy Fleetwood 2&1
- Scottie Scheffler & Brooks Koepka lost to Viktor Hovland & Ludvig Aberg 9&7
- Max Homa & Brian Harman beat Shane Lowry and Sepp Straka 4&2
- Xander Schauffele & Patrick Cantlay lost to Jon Rahm & Tyrrell Hatton 2&1
4th session: Saturday fourballs
- Sam Burns & Collin Morikawa beat Viktor Hovland & Ludvig Aberg 4&3
- Max Homa & Brian Harman beat Tommy Fleetwood & Nicolai Hojgaard 2&1
- Jordan Spieth & Justin Thomas lost to Justin Rose & Robert MacIntyre 3&2
- Patrick Cantlay & Wyndham Clark beat Matt Fitzpatrick & Rory McIlroy 1up
Ryder Cup format
The Ryder Cup is split into 24 matches over three types of matchplay contest: foursomes (8), fourballs (8) and singles (12). In matchplay the team which wins the most holes wins the match.
In singles, a player from each side compete against each other in matchplay format, with the lower score winning the hole.
Foursomes is the format whereby a pair of golfers form a team and play a single ball between them. One player tees off on the odd-numbered holes, the other on the even-numbered ones, and they play alternate shots with their ball for the rest of the hole.
In fourballs, the two pairs each play their own ball, with the better score of the pair counting as the team score for that hole.
One point is given to winner of each of the 28 matches that comprise the Ryder Cup. If a match is halved or tied, then each side gets half a point from that match.
If the Ryder Cup ends tied at 14-14 then the holders retain the cup. The holders are currently USA.