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Ryder Cup
(c) Ryder Cup

Mouton Cadet is giving away a pair of tickets to the 2016 Ryder Cup[1] to take place September 27 through October 2 at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, MN. To enter, post a picture on Instagram, tag @MoutonCadetUS and tell them how you #TeeUpWithMoutonCadet!

Who’s Playing
Well, we don’t know yet. The way this tournament works is players have to earn enough points to qualify to play. It was all started in 1927 by Samuel Ryder, a golfer who didn’t pick up the sport until after he was 50 years old. With some exceptions, the tournament has been held every two years and more than 300 golfers have participated in 40 Ryder Cup tournaments.

Teams of 12, one from the USA and one from Europe, compete against each other for the Ryder Cup. Team Captains will hand pick several players and the rest of the teams will be determined by a point system administered by the PGA. The top qualifying players at the conclusion of the Barclays Tournament on August 28 will make the teams.[2]

The current US players in the top 12 are Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson, Jimmy Walker, Brooks Koepka, Zach Johnson, J.B. Holmes, Patrick Reed, Brandt Snedeker, Bubba Watson, Matt Kuchar and Rickie Fowler. So it looks like these guys have a chance at representing Team USA. A lot can happen in 10 days though…so we’ll see.

What You’ll Be Drinking If You Go
Mouton Cadet Ryder CupMouton Cadet, the most popular Bordeaux brand on the market and the official wine of the Ryder Cup, will be pouring a special cuvee designed specifically for the tournament. The Bordeaux blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Malbec is as smooth as the golf course where the Ryder Cup will be played. Robert Trent Jones, Jr., architect of the Hazeltine golf course, sketched the bottle’s label design of a caddy as a tribute to his father, also a golf course architect.

Ryder Cup Mouton Cadet

Official Rules to enter the contest can be found here. Happy snapping! See you at the 9th hole!


Lawyer Footnotes
[1] A fancy, famous golf tournament for those who didn’t know #golflife
[2] As if golf wasn’t confusing enough already! #pointspread