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Ryder Cup Director: Italy’s 2022 Bid Requires Course Changes

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 March 2015 19:46 Sunday, 29 March 2015 19:42

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ROME, Italy (Andrew Dampf/AP) — Ryder Cup officials say that Italy’s bid for the 2022 event will require overhauling some holes on the Marco Simone course outside Rome.

The Jim Fazio-designed course was last used for top-level competition for the 1994 Italian Open.

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Clarke Could Ask Gerrard to Address Europe’s Ryder Cup Team

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 March 2015 18:51 Tuesday, 24 March 2015 18:46

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LONDON (AP) — Darren Clarke says he could ask Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard to address Europe’s Ryder Cup team before it takes on the United States at Hazeltine next year.

Clarke, who was selected as captain of the European team in February, described Gerrard is a “real legend” and said “if I were to do something like that, he would be someone I would consider.”

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Darren Clarke: Ryder Cup Captaincy is ‘Highest Honour’

Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015 21:41 Monday, 23 March 2015 21:15

altA month after his official appointment to the role, European Ryder Cup Captain Darren Clarke met the media at Heathrow Airport today and revealed he was still on cloud nine after receiving what he described as the “highest honour” from The European Tour.

The 46-year-old Irishman has, of course, the game’s greatest prize – The Open Championship – already in his trophy cabinet back home, but away from the playing side, Clarke took time out to reflect on what it meant to him to be given the task of retaining The Ryder Cup for Europe.

“The highest honour the European Tour can bestow on any of its members is The Ryder Cup captaincy,” he said. “So imagine my sense of joy, pride and in some ways relief when the call came through from Ryder Cup Director Richard Hills inviting me to lead Europe into the 2016 match against the USA.

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Ryder Cup Inspection Visits Get Under Way

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015 06:40 Tuesday, 17 March 2015 06:28

Richard HillsOfficials from Ryder Cup Europe will, this week, begin a series of visits to the countries bidding to host The 2022 Ryder Cup.

First on the agenda, starting tomorrow, will be a visit to Germany with trips to Spain and Italy carded for next week, while a trip to Austria is scheduled for the last week of this month. At present there is no date confirmed for the visit to Portugal.

Last week, Ryder Cup Europe officials received confirmation from Turkey that they have withdrawn from the bidding process.

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Turkey Withdraws Bid to Host 2022 Ryder Cup

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015 06:02 Tuesday, 17 March 2015 05:56

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VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Turkey has withdrawn its bid to stage the Ryder Cup in 2022, leaving five countries in the running ahead of inspection visits by competition officials starting this week.

Germany, Spain, Italy, Austria and Portugal are now competing to host golf’s biggest team event.

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