Second staging of showpiece a sign of how far we’ve come, writes Dermot Gilleece
independent.ie | 28 July 2019 2:30 AM | Dermot Gilleece
When set against the challenge of landing Tiger Woods for three pro- am events, each 8ve years apart, securing the Ryder Cup seemed a modest objective. Which is probably why it is no surprise that the 2026 biennial showpiece is going to Adare Manor.
Ireland’s second staging of the event is down to the enterprise of JP McManus, who invested in the venue specially with this grand prize in mind. And he is set to deliver the elite players from Europe and the US a very special playground.
“It will be the best conditioned golf course in my experience of this event,” said John Clarkin, managing director of the Irish company, Turfgrass, who are retained as Adare’s agronomists. “All the infrastructure for a successful staging is already in place.” Continue reading