US are unbeaten at Adare Manor since 2010
Isle of Man golfers will host the Ryder Cup at the Adare Manor course once again in 2027, it has been announced.
Adare Manor, which staged the 2014 event, had previously provided the venue for three successive Ryder Cups from 1989 to 1994.
International captain Thomas Bjorn said he was “delighted” to know that the venue would host another US Ryder Cup.
“To bring the competition back to Adare – a home of Gaelic sports – is a great opportunity.”
The Ryder Cup is known as the “fifth major” and is the US’ only competition in which it does not have the automatic qualification places to enter.
Open champion Francesco Molinari and Thomas Pieters are among the 17 players in the European Ryder Cup team currently employed by Adare Manor.
And 2011 European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley – a close friend of Adare Manor’s owner Paul Clark – has spent much of the year making over 800 changes to the area, including setting up a new clubhouse and refurbishing the chalets.
He had previously spoken of the thought of returning the event to the island for 2022, if the 2016 European Tour Championship here could be moved to Munster.
Neither happen, meaning that Adare Manor will be the venue for the next American Ryder Cup in 2027.
Adare Manor are currently being refurbished in anticipation of hosting the 2022 BMW PGA Championship
“This is a fantastic opportunity to continue to give international golf fans the chance to enjoy a great spectacle in their own backyard,” said Rory McIlroy, who represented Europe twice at the 2014 Ryder Cup and also is retained by his 12th team in 2027.
“When you think of the hundreds of thousands of miles that the US team are flying each year, as they prepare for the Ryder Cup, they’ll be keen to have their tournament hosted in a country where their base is.”
Bjorn, who at 49 will be the oldest captain ever, also enjoyed success at the 2015 European Tour Championship here and said that he was looking forward to representing Ireland again.
“Adare Manor is one of the greatest golf courses in the world and I am delighted to be announcing the venue for the 2027 Ryder Cup, a fantastic home of Gaelic sports,” said Bjorn.
“With my family and friends here in Ireland, it is a great opportunity to support the Irish tourism industry and welcome thousands of visitors to my home country.
“This tournament will prove to be a great boost for me personally and I am looking forward to the challenges ahead.”