A dream dies in Portugal
By Torleif Sorenson on 4/15/15
The European Tour now has one fewer venue from which to choose the host site of the 2022 Ryder Cup. Earlier today, Portuguese Golf Federation president Manual Agrellos announced that Portugal has dropped out of consideration to host the 2022 Ryder Cup.
"We have once again enjoyed working with our colleagues at Ryder Cup Europe, as we assessed the merits and viability of formally submitting a bid to host The 2022 Ryder Cup within Portugal. We are certain that a Ryder Cup in Portugal is of paramount importance as it will allow the exposure of our country as a top golf destination and will allow us the opportunity to further develop the game in Portugal.Indeed, hosting the Ryder Cup would have been a major financial boost not only for golf in Portugal, but also tourism.
Ryder Cup Director Richard Hills and his team have already undertaken bid inspection visits in Austria, Germany, Italy, and Spain. The specific venues they have toured are:
Final formal submissions are due by April 30. The European Tour is expected to announce the venue selection this coming autumn.
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