Watch the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles live on Sky Sports in September

Last Updated: 17/06/14 4:47pm

Martin Kaymer won the crucial point for Europe at Medinah

Two years on from the miracle at Medinah, the Ryder Cup moves back across the pond as Europe’s and America’s best golfers battle it out at Gleneagles.

We've seen cheers and tears in the previous 39 editions of the famous competition, and this year promises to be no different as the world's top golfers meet in Scotland.

With 2010's Magic Monday, 1999's Battle of Brookline and the late Seve Ballesteros' heroics of 1987, the Ryder Cup has thrown up some stunning golf and wonderful memories, and we saw the same two years ago at Medinah.

Martin Kaymer was the hero in 2012 as he beat Steve Stricker in the penultimate match to seal a stunning comeback for Europe, who were 10-6 down going into the final day before they eventually won 14½–13½.

The German looks set for a spot in this year’s team after his remarkable victory in the US Open moved him up to fifth on the European Points List and third on the World Points List.

Henrik Stenson had a stunning 2013 with victory in the Tour Championship before winning in Dubai, and the Swede picked up a T-4 finish at Pinehurst No. 2 to all-but seal his spot in Paul McGinley’s team.

The likes of Jamie Donaldson, Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy are all in contention, while Ian Poulter will need a strong run before McGinley announces the team in September as several players will be hoping for a wildcard pick.

The American team, meanwhile, boasts some big-hitting talent in the form of Masters champion Bubba Watson, who heads the race for a place among Tom Watson’s 12.

Rickie Fowler’s second place at Pinehurst elevated him right up the list and he could be set for a second Ryder Cup appearance after missing out two years ago.

Phil Mickelson is vying for his ninth appearance in the competition this year - Lefty has only won the Ryder Cup twice and will be hoping he can add a third to that in Scotland, but could end up taking up one of Watson’s captain’s picks as he sits outside the top nine.

Gleneagles is seen as the spiritual home of the event as the first transatlantic tussle was held there in 1921 before the birth of the Ryder Cup six years later, so this is an historic occasion on the 40th edition of the competition, which promises to be a titanic battle.

Watch the Ryder Cup from Gleneagles, live on Sky Sports from September 26-28.