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France will host 2018 Ryder Cup after all-star support


By Sportingintelligence

17 May 2011

France have won the right to stage the 2018 Ryder Cup, seeing off challenges from rival bids from Spain, Germany, the Netherlands and Portugal.

France’s campaign had a number of high-profile supporters from sports away from golf, including Manchester City’s Patrick Vieira, who outlined France’s Ryder Cup case to sportingintelligence in March, in articles linked here and linked here.

The France 2018 bid emphasised its legacy value, which proved sufficient to see it past an understanably emotional appeal to send the event to Spain in memory of the late, great Seve Ballesteros.

More about the bidding process can be found the European Tour website, and more on the French bid at their website.


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