Italy hosts the Ryder Cup for first time in history.
Rome will host the golf world’s biggest tournament, the Ryder Cup, at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club from 25 September to 1 October 2023.
The prestigious event, which dates to 1927 and is in its 44th edition, is being held in Italy for the first time.
Considered golf’s greatest team showcase, the Ryder Cup is the most followed international sporting event after the Olympic Games and the Football World Cup.
Every two years, 24 of the best players from Europe and the US face off in match play competition.
A contest between two teams comprising the 12 strongest European and US golfers, the Ryder Cup is the only sporting event in which Europe competes as a team.
Over the decades the US has claimed 27 wins, against 14 by Europe.
The US team will comprise the top six eligible players in the points rankings with six picks from captain Zach Johnson.
The European Team will be made up from the top three eligible players from the European Points List, the top three eligible players from the World Points List and six picks from European captain Luke Donald.
Two of the team’s five vice captains in the Ryder Cup are Italian brothers Francesco and Edoardo Molinari.
The players currently confirmed on the European team are Viktor Hovland, Roy McIlroy and Jon Rahm.
The US team so far includes World Number 1 Scottie Scheffler and US Open champion Wyndham Clark.
Located 17 km north-east from the centre of Rome, the 150-hectare Marco Simone course with its 27 holes has been redeveloped specially for the major event which is set to welcome 50,000 spectators each day.
General admission tickets for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are sold out.
However there are some special packages still available aling with general admission tickets for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
All tickets are digital and must be assigned to a named attendee in advance, for full details see Ryder Cup website.
Photo Federazione Italiana Golf