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Published: 10:29 | 21/12/15

Rome to host 2022 Ryder Cup

Rome will host the 2022 Ryder Cup at the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club.

Italy's bid beat off competition from Austria, Germany, Italy and Spain to win the right to host the 44th edition of the biennial match between Europe and the United States.

The Ryder Cup has only been staged on the Continent of Europe once, at the Club de Golf Valderrama in Spain in 1997, but the event will head to Le Golf National in France in 2018 before heading to Italy for the first time.

"I would like to offer my congratulations to Italy whose bold and ambitious bid has seen them become the host nation for The 2022 Ryder Cup. History has shown time and again that The Ryder Cup is pure theatre with the players the stars, and there is no question that the Eternal City of Rome will provide a wonderful backdrop for one of the great occasions in world golf," said Keith Pelley, Chief Executive of The European Tour.

"With Paris in 2018 and now Rome in 2022 being the respective host cities for Europe’s next two stagings of biennial contest against the United States, the magical appeal of The Ryder Cup is set to continue.

"In addition, we have exciting plans for the development of The European Tour and our International Schedule for the benefit of all our players, and Italy shares this ambition. Their commitment to the Italian Open will provide an inspiring benchmark."

Europe’s Ryder Cup Director Richard Hills added: "The Italian bid was consistently strong and impressive across the board in terms of infrastructure, commercial structure and Government support. It was a worthy gold medalist in this particular contest, although there were three impressive silver medalists too in Austria, Germany and Spain, who conducted themselves in a professional manner throughout the process.

“The plans outlined for the golf course at Marco Simone are spectacular alongside the commitment to develop all levels of golf in Italy, and we look forward very much to working with the Italian 2022 Ryder Cup team over the coming years.”

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