The Ryder Cup at Le Golf National in Paris will be played from Friday, September 28 to Sunday, September 30, 2018.
The date for the 42nd staging of the biennial contest between Europe and the United States of America was revealed this week during a reception at the Residence of the French Ambassador to the United Kingdom, hosted by Her Excellency Sylvie Bermann and attended by, amongst others, Pascal Grizot, President of the France 2018 Ryder Cup Committee and European Ryder Cup Director Richard Hills.
The 2018 edition of The Ryder Cup will be only the second time in the event’s history that it has been staged in Continental Europe, following Valderrama Golf Club in Spain in 1997.
Pascal Grizot said: “Some dates will be forever engraved in our memories when we look back at the history y of The Ryder Cup in France. The 28th, 29th, and 30th of September 2018 will be the first of many.
“The 21st September 2016 will also play a part. Now the countdown has been officially launched and the date fixed for all French and passionate golfers alike.
“Since 17th May 2011, when our country was designated host to the most famous Europe v. America match, we have been putting all our energy and passion into three days that will forever change the image of golf in France. Our excitement grows as that date comes ever closer.”
Richard Hills said: “To be able to announce the official dates of The Ryder Cup is always a significant milestone in any country’s Ryder Cup journey.
“We are already working on making The 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National one of the biggest and best that Europe has ever staged, and we are sure France will be exceptional hosts for another compelling edition of this great sporting occasion.”
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Darren Clarke will lead the European Team to the USA on Monday to defend The Ryder Cup at Hazeltine Golf Club in Minnesota, aiming to become the first team from either side – since the contest was expanded to include players from Continental Europe in 1979 – to win on four successive occasions.
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