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The UK is hoping to stage the Ryder Cup as part of its plans to stage over 70 global sporting events in the next 15 years.

UK Sport, the body in charge of major sporting events in the country, has revealed that the biennial joust between Europe and the United States is one of many showpiece events being targeted.

The match has not taken place in the UK since 2014 when Europe romped to victory at Gleneagles. Since then, France and Italy have taken on hosting duties, with the 2027 clash set to take place at Adare Manor in Ireland.

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But it looks like the clash could return to the UK in either 2031 or 2035, after those dates were outlined as possible targets in UK Sport’s extensive list.

The Solheim Cup has also been earmarked as a target for the 2030 edition of the match.

“Live sport is a fundamental part of this country’s social fabric. No other country buys more tickets per head to major sporting events than we do in the UK,” said Simon Morton, Deputy CEO and Director of Events at UK Sport.

“In the years ahead, we want to host a programme of live sport that resonates with the British public and makes a difference to millions of people’s lives.”

The plans have emerged after after Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf and Spa’s hopes to bring the match to Bedfordshire in England were boosted last month.

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The government decided not to ‘call in’ the resort’s proposals to build a Ryder Cup-worthy course, meaning that planning permission for the development could proceed to the next stage.

Elsewhere, Tommy Fleetwood has also backed plans to build a new “Ryder Cup ready” resort at Hulton Park in Bolton, which is near where he grew up in the North West.

The London Club has also been rumoured with a bid, while The Belfry pulled out of the running for the 2031 renewal after last staging the contest in 2031.

Next year’s match will take place at Bethpage in New York, with captain Luke Donald aiming to lead his European side to back-to-back wins.


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Ben Parsons joined bunkered as a Content Producer in 2023 and is the man to come to for all of the latest news, across both the professional and amateur games. Formerly of The Mirror and Press Association, he is a member at Halifax Golf Club and is a long-suffering fan of both Manchester United and the Wales rugby team.

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