The Ryder Cup is a golf tournament like no other.The Ryder Cup is a golf tournament like no other.
The Ryder Cup is a golf tournament like no other. | Getty Images

Ryder Cup Quotes: Here are 15 quotes showing how much the biennial golf match means to the players

The biennial golf competition which sees the best golfers from Europe and the USA collide in matchplay foursomes, fourballs and singles is back this week.

The 44th Ryder Cup will get underway tomorrow - the latest edition of a sporting event that dates back to 1927 when it made its debut at the Worcester Country Club in Massachusetts.

First contested between Great Britain and Ireland and the USA, it was expanded to include European players in 1979 due to American dominance.

Originally scheduled for 2022, this year's event was pushed back a year after the previous competition was postponed to 2021 due to the global pandemic.

Europe will be hoping to win the cup back from the USA, who registered an impressive 19–9 victory in their home tournament at Whistling Straits.

Here are 15 quotes that show just how much is means to the players - even though they don't get paid a single penny to take part.

Originally scheduled for 2022, this year's event was pushed back a year after the previous competition was postponed to 2021 due to the global pandemic.

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