Ryder Cup 2023 Year to Go Media Event - Day Three
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The 44th edition of the Ryder Cup continues Saturday with Europe holding a commanding 6.5 to 1.5 lead after eight matches. It's matches the largest advantage in event history through day, and the Euros' lead comes with the United States having found a way to not win a single match on the opening day of action.

This is a significant turn of events from two years ago when the Europeans got blown out 19 to 9 at Whistling Straits. With Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Rome as the host, they are off to a hot start reversing their fortunes while simultaneously keeping the pressure on the Americans.

CBS Sports offers 2023 Ryder Cup live results and scores as we cover the event live from Rome, so be sure to stick with us through all eight matches on Saturday.

What exactly does the U.S. have to fear? Well, it hasn't won this event in Europe since 1993. That's going to be an exceedingly tough trend to turn around, particularly given it needs to win 62.5% of the remaining matches outright just to tie and retain the Ryder Cup.

What will happen on Saturday? It's tough to say. Europe may continue its dominance. The United States might claw itself back into the mix and make Sunday singles a legitimate competition. What we do know is that the golf will continue to rock. It always does in the Ryder Cup

Because of the setup -- 16 matches decided over the first two days and 12 (nearly half) decided over the final hour or two -- the Ryder Cup usually maintains a high level of energy until the end. That's part of the thrill of it, of course, and that feeling will almost certainly continue to permeate this year in Rome as Europe continues exacting revenge on the U.S. for what happened two years ago. 

Keep track of how to watch the event with our 2023 Ryder Cup TV schedule and coverage guide. Below is a complete preview of the Ryder Cup from the event's format and rules to the scoring process, teams and complete schedule of events.

2023 Ryder Cup format, rules

The first two days of Ryder Cup action (Friday, Saturday) will each include two sessions with different types of golf being played. Golfers from the United States and Europe will compete in foursomes (alternate shot) early in the day and four-ball (best ball) later in the day. On Sunday, the golfers will complete in one-on-one singles matches.

Below we break down each type of match you will see this week.

Four-ball: Two-man teams representing each country square off against one another. Each of the four golfers plays their own ball, and the lowest score between the two players for each team counts for the hole. The two scores not chosen get thrown out.

Foursomes: Two-man teams representing each country square off against one another. However, the golfers must alternate hitting the same ball until it is holed. For example: If Player A hits the tee shot on No. 1, that means he will hit all the tee shots on odd-numbered holes and approach shots on even-numbered holes. Player B will tee off on all the even-numbered holes and hit approach shots on odd-numbered holes. There is more strategy involved here, and the U.S. has struggled in this format over recent years.

Singles: Only played in Sunday's final round. Singles consist of 12 one-on-one matches played over the course of the day.

2023 Ryder Cup scoring

Event: Each match is worth 1 point. Matches ending in a tie result in each side receiving 0.5 points. The first team to reach 14.5 points over the three days of play wins the Ryder Cup. If the 28 matches end in a 14-14 tie, the team holding the Ryder Cup (in this case, the United States) will retain the trophy.

Matches: Each hole is scored independently with the lowest score winning. If both teams or players have the same score on a hole, the hole is considered halved with no advantage awarded.

As the teams or players advance through the round, points can be accrued or subtracted from the match total. For example: If Team/Player A wins the first two holes, they would hold a 2 UP lead. If Team/Player B then wins the third hole, Team/Player A's lead reduces to 1 UP.

Matches can end early if the winning team or player has a larger lead than there are holes left to play. For example: If Team A is 4 UP with three holes remaining, it wins the match 4&3.

Concessions: Unlike stroke-play golf, teams or players do not need to complete each hole. Strokes (usually putts) may be conceded through sportsmanship if they are deemed highly makable or if attempting the stroke will not result in winning or halving the hole.

2023 Ryder Cup teams

Automatic qualifiers

United States (OWGR)Europe (OWGR)

Scottie Scheffler (1)

Rory McIlroy (2)

Patrick Cantlay (5)

Jon Rahm (3)

Xander Schauffele (6)

Viktor Hovland (4)

Max Homa (7)

Matt Fitzpatrick (8)

Brian Harman (9)

Tyrell Hatton (11)

Windham Clark (10)

Robert MacIntyre (55)

Captain's picks

United States (OWGR)Europe (OWGR)

Jordan Spieth (12)

Tommy Fleetwood (13)

Brooks Koepka (17)

Sepp Straka (22)

Collin Morikawa (19)

Shane Lowry (34)

Sam Burns (20)

Justin Rose (37)

Justin Thomas (24)

Ludvig Aberg (80)

Rickie Fowler (25)

Nicolai Hojgaard (82)

2023 Ryder Cup schedule

All times Eastern

Day 1 -- Friday, Sept. 29

Session 1 (foursomes): 1:35 a.m.
Session 2 (four-ball): 6:25 a.m.

Live TV coverage: 1:30 a.m. to noon on USA Network
Live stream online: 1:30 a.m. to noon on fubo (Try for free) and RyderCup.com

Day 2 -- Saturday, Sept. 30

Session 3 (foursomes): 1:35 a.m.
Session 4 (four-ball): 6:25 a.m.

Live TV coverage: 1:30-3 a.m. on USA Network | 3 a.m. to noon on NBC
Live stream online: 1:30 a.m. to noon on fubo (Try for free) and RyderCup.com

Day 3 -- Sunday, Oct. 1

Session 5 (singles): 5:35 a.m.

Live TV coverage: 5:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on NBC
Live stream online: 5:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on fubo (Try for free) and RyderCup.com