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Adare Manor to host 2026 Ryder Cup

25th July 2019, 15:44 by Tom Hill

Ireland will host the Ryder Cup for a second time after Adare Manor was named as the host for the 2026 edition.

Following the success of The Open at Royal Portrush, a deal was struck between the European Tour and Irish government earlier this week and fans will flock to Limerick in seven years time.

The 2026 event will take place 20 years after Team Europe hammered the United States 18½ to 9½ at the K Club near Dublin on the previous occasion the Emerald Isle held the biennial match.

As part of the deal, the future of the Irish Open has also been secured until 2026 and Guy Kinnings, European Ryder Cup Director, says the deal is huge for golf in Ireland.

He told RyderCup.com: "We are delighted to announce The 2026 Ryder Cup will be staged in Ireland at Adare Manor which is a world class venue, both in terms of the golf course and the wider resort facilities.

"Today's announcement would not have been possible without the support of An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and the Irish Government who are in receipt of our grateful and heartfelt thanks. Months of careful negotiation behind the scenes have seen us arrive at this point and we could not be happier to be able to take golf's greatest team contest back to Ireland.

"Equally in receipt of our appreciation are Adare Manor owners JP and Noreen McManus and their entire team at the magnificent County Limerick venue. JP has shown unwavering support for golf and the European Tour over many years and we are delighted that Adare Manor will be the venue to showcase the next chapter in Ireland's Ryder Cup story in seven years' time."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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