Ryder Cup May Not Return To The UK Until 2026.





Ryder Cup May Not Return To The UK Until 2026.

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The Ryder Cup – the pinnacle of the European tour – could not be returning to the UK for more than a decade with strong bids coming from continental Europe for the 2018 and 2022 competitions.
With the cup less than two days away Celtic Manor is getting ready to win it back from USA. The competition is then heading for Medinah in 2012 and Gleneagles in 2014. With the tender process for the 2018 and 2022 competitions in full swing David MacLaren, who is one of four members of the evaluation panel, has indicated strong bids from continental Europe: “It is, of course, open to everyone but we might see a situation where the Ryder Cup is again in continental Europe.”.
However, it seems there is more than one country competing for the honour: “Our current focus is 2018 but we have more than one outstanding bid, so there may be a situation where one of those competes for 2022,” MacLaren continued: “Ultimately you’ve got five countries bidding for 2018 and, given how seriously they’re taking it at a sporting and government level, we should do the same. We now have two external advisers who have worked with the IOC and FIFA.”
MacLaren also emphasized the importance of the cup to the economy, and also to the European Tour: “In 2006 at the K Club €143m were added to the local economy, though that was at the top of the economic boom,” he said.
“… The Ryder Cup keeps the interest going in the game, it makes the field stronger in other tournaments through the year. It gives pride to the European Tour. It gives us a chance to put an awful lot of money back into the game – junior golf, coaching academies and so on. It is massive.”
“… the Ryder Cup is the pinnacle of what you do. We made a £14m profit for the last one [in 2006].”

The Ryder Cup – the pinnacle of the European tour – could not be returning to the UK for more than a decade with strong bids coming from continental Europe for the 2018 and 2022 competitions.
With the cup less than two days away Celtic Manor is getting ready to win it back from USA. The competition is then heading for Medinah in 2012 and Gleneagles in 2014. With the tender process for the 2018 and 2022 competitions in full swing David MacLaren, who is one of four members of the evaluation panel, has indicated strong bids from continental Europe: “It is, of course, open to everyone but we might see a situation where the Ryder Cup is again in continental Europe.”.
However, it seems there is more than one country competing for the honour: “Our current focus is 2018 but we have more than one outstanding bid, so there may be a situation where one of those competes for 2022,” MacLaren continued: “Ultimately you’ve got five countries bidding for 2018 and, given how seriously they’re taking it at a sporting and government level, we should do the same. We now have two external advisers who have worked with the IOC and FIFA.”
MacLaren also emphasized the importance of the cup to the economy, and also to the European Tour: “In 2006 at the K Club €143m were added to the local economy, though that was at the top of the economic boom,” he said.
“… The Ryder Cup keeps the interest going in the game, it makes the field stronger in other tournaments through the year. It gives pride to the European Tour. It gives us a chance to put an awful lot of money back into the game – junior golf, coaching academies and so on. It is massive.”
“… the Ryder Cup is the pinnacle of what you do. We made a £14m profit for the last one [in 2006].”