Rome to stage 2022 Ryder Cup
Rome organisers were celebrating on Monday after the Italian capital won the right to stage the 2022 edition of golf’s Ryder Cup for the first time.
“Extraordinary work by all of our team, the Ryder Cup is OURS!,” Rome’s bid co-ordinator Marco Durante said in a post on Twitter immediately after the announcement.
The cream of world golf will descend on the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in seven years’ time for the biennial contest between Europe and the United States, Ryder Cup organisers announced in a statement.
“The Italian capital city of Rome will host The Ryder Cup for the first time in 2022,” it said, adding that the “golf’s greatest team event will be staged on the Continent of Europe for the third time.” Four nations - Austria, Germany, Italy and Spain - had been competing for the right to stage the 2022 edition. But after inspecting all four sites in recent months, organisers finally plumped for Rome, whose venue is only 17km from the centre of the ‘Eternal City’.