The Ryder Cup is a golf competition that is held biennially between some of the very best teams from the USA and Europe. The competition is jointly administered by the PGA of America and PGA European Tour and the venue alternates between courses in the USA and Europe.
The winner receives the Ryder Cup, named after Samuel Ryder who donated the cup. The Ryder Cup along with the Presidents Cup happen to be unique in the world of golf as while being high profile golfing events the players play only for the cup and no prize money is given.
The Ryder Cup came about due to an exhibition match that was played in 1926 between one team drawn from the very best in America and one from Europe, with the first competition being held in 1927. Some very famous names in the world of gold have played at the Ryder Cup, including Seve Ballesteros and Antonio Garrido.