Thursday, May 13, 2010

Spanish Federation submit bid to host 2018 Ryder Cup

The Spanish Golf Federation has now formally submitted its bid to host the 2018 Ryder Cup.
Federation president Gonzaga Escauriaza led the presentation before a delegation from Ryder Cup Europe.
Seve Ballesteros and Iker Casillas lent their support to the bid by attending the event at a Madrid hotel today.
Escauriaza said hosting the competition would inspire a new generation of Spanish golfers through a $41.5 million development programme and lead the way in environmentally friendly courses.
The proposed course, yet to be built, will be located half an hour from Madrid at Tres Cantos.
France, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden are also bidding to hold the three-day competition.
Spain has already hosted a Ryder Cup - at Valderrama, Sotogrande in 1997 when Europe beat the United States by 14 1/2-13 1/2. Seve was Europe's inspirational captain.
The country chosen to host the 2018 Ryder Cup match will be announced next year.



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