In the world of professional golfing, the Ryder Cup competition is unique. The contest, unlike other golf tournaments, is not structured as an individual sport, but as a team competition. A lineup of the USA’s finest players compete against a team of Europe’s top golfers. With the focus on teamsmanship, The Ryder Cup does not count individual scores, and there Is no prize money given to the winning group. At CD Peacock, teamsmanship is part of our DNA and is highly valued. We’re family-owned, with three generations active in the day-to-day operations of our business. We consider our staff as part of our family’s team. One person’s success is a success for our whole company.
At this year’s Ryder Cup, Team USA is captained by Rolex Testimonee Zach Johnson, America’s team members include fellow Testimonee Scottie Schleffler, who is currently ranked #1 worldwide. Millions of Americans will tune in to watch the Ryder Cup, and it’s a highly anticipated event around the world.
Rolex is Worldwide Partner of The Ryder Cup, the 44th edition of which takes place from 29 September to 1 October 2023 in Italy. Created in 1927, The Ryder Cup is one of the most watched sporting events in the world. Every two years, this team tournament pits Europe against the United States of America. It is contested alternately on each continent. The competition sees today’s best golfers –experienced players and young talent – go head-to-head, each team led by former champions acting as non-playing captains.
The Ryder Cup reflects outstanding qualities: selflessness, solidarity and faith in the team. The matches, sometimes fierce, unfold with utmost respect between opponents. These encounters are also privileged moments of transmission between accomplished champions and younger elite golfers.
Accompanying the European team since 1995, Rolex has also been Worldwide Partner of The Ryder Cup since 2021.
The formula for success
The unique concept of The Ryder Cup – three days of competition, pairs and singles match-ups, no prize money – creates a spirit of camaraderie and cooperation that transcends the usual rivalries of the professional circuit. The first two days are devoted to matches between pairs. From fourball matches (each player plays his own ball and only the best score counts) to foursome matches (teammates take turns to play the same ball), the pairs formed in each team compete in match-play format, seeking to win each hole by completing it in the fewest number of strokes. At the end of each contest, the duo who wins the most holes wins the match and a point for their team. Sunday is devoted to 12 singles matches, still in match play format. The first team to accumulate more than 14 points wins the coveted Samuel Ryder Trophy. In the event of a tie, the trophy is retained by the defending champion.
The buzz of the cup
With more than 200,000 spectators present over the three days of competition and millions of television viewers around the world, The Ryder Cup is an exceptional event in the world of golf.
It unites players and fans in the passionate support of a team, creating an ambience unlike any other in golf. The clamour of the crowd pushes players to give their all for the good of the collective. In this spirit, during the 2018 edition in France, Rolex Testimonee Francesco Molinari made competition history by winning all five of his matches, four doubles and the singles. Before him, no European player had achieved such a feat.
Rolex and golf A foundation of shared values
Golf is more than a sport. It embodies values that make it an experience unlike any other. Precision, integrity, humility and respect. These are values that are also deeply rooted in Rolex’s identity. It is for this reason that, for almost 60 years, Rolex has supported golf. This long-standing commitment was initiated in 1967 with legendary champion Arnold Palmer, who was joined by Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, known as The Big Three. It now extends to the leading institutions and events as well as the sport’s top players and younger talent.
Visit CD Peacock to discover first-hand the Day-Date
The Rolex Day-Date has a rich history. It was the world’s first self-winding chronometer to display the date name in addition to the day. The day appears in an aperture at the 12 o’clock position, while the date is displayed at 3 o’clock. First introduced in 1956, the Day-Date has graced the wrists of some of the most accomplished people in the world, including US President Dwight Eisenhower and golfing legend Jack Nicklaus.
CD Peacock is proud to have been an Official Rolex Jeweler for more than two decades. As an Official Rolex Jeweler, we are the only retailers allowed to sell Rolex watches. We take pride in offering Chicagoans outstanding customer service provided by our specially trained Rolex sales associates.
We would be delighted to welcome you to the World of Rolex at our Oakbrook and Woodfield Mall locations. Our Rolex sales associates can introduce you to the Day-Date collection, and the full range of Rolex watches. Whether you are a Rolex collector or exploring Rolex for the first time, we have the necessary skills and technical know-how to help you make the choice of a lifetime.
As an Official Rolex Jeweler, we also have Rolex-trained watchmakers on site at our stores. We are prepared to service your Rolex timepiece, from a full service for an heirloom watch, to a strap change or bracelet adjustment.