Italy has won the bid to host Golf’s 2022 Ryder Cup tournament and Rome becomes third city in Europe Continental to organize the prestigious event. Rome beat Germany, Spain and Austria to get the hosting rights of 44th Ryder Cup championship matches in 2022.
At the early stage of bidding process, there were 7 candidates but Denmark, Portugal and Turkey pulled off from bidding at the initial level.
European Tour chief executive Mr. Keith Pelley congratulated Rome for becoming the hosting nation of 2022 Ryder Cup. He said, “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 the Ryder Cup is pure theater with the players the stars, and there is no question the Eternal City of Rome will provide a wonderful backdrop for one of the great occasions in world golf.”
A five-strong Bid Evaluation Committee comprising Europe’s Ryder Cup Director Richard Hills, Ryder Cup Match Director Edward Kitson, The European Tour’s Director of Property and Venue Development David MacLaren and European Tour Chief Financial Officer Jonathan Orr were present during the final bid event for the host of Ryder Cup 2022.
Europe’s Ryder Cup director Mr. Richard Hills said, “The Italian bid was consistently strong and impressive across the board in terms of infrastructure, commercial structure and government support. The plans outlined for the golf course at Marco Simone are spectacular alongside the commitment to develop all levels of golf in Italy.”
The upcoming Ryder Cup event will take place in 2016 at Hazeltine, Minnesota. 2018 event will be held in 2018 at Le Golf National, France whereas 2020 matches will be played in Whistling Straits, Wisconsin.