The 2014 Ryder Cup
In 2014, Scotland will host what is now
one of the world’s biggest sporting tournaments and the biggest
event on the global golf calendar, The 2014 Ryder Cup, at Gleneagles. The
event will put Scotland’s golfing credentials on the world stage as
all eyes turn to the famous PGA Centenary Course for the
40th Ryder Cup matches.
The countdown has well and truly started for the
match between the Continent of Europe and the United States, to be
held over the PGA
Centenary Course at the fabulous Gleneagles Hotel resort in six
This will be the first time in more than 40 years
that the prestigious tournament has been played on Scottish soil.
When the Ryder Cup was played at Muirfield in 1973, crowds were no
bigger than for any other tournament played in Scotland. The
2014 Ryder Cup
is expected to attract in excess of 40,000 spectators daily.
Scotland has played host to the event before, an
American side containing the likes of Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus
and Lee Trevino beating Great Britain & Ireland, who were
captained by Bernard Hunt in the match, 19-13 at Muirfield back in
Today the Ryder Cup is regarded as the third
biggest event on the sporting calendar, behind only the football
World Cup and the Olympics.
That, of course, means the eyes of the golfing
world will be focusing on Gleneagles in 2014 and bosses at the
five-star resort in the heart of beautiful Perthshire are
determined to provide a top-quality venue.
While Jack Nicklaus designed the PGA Centenary
Course – it was originally known as the Monarch’s – David McLay
Kidd, a local man and one of the top young course designers around
these days, has been making thoughtful changes to the layout in
recent years. More changes are in the pipeline, including
alterations to the current 18th hole.
Check this site regularly for updates on Scottish
golf new and events, and make sure you visit Scotland - The Home of
Golf - for this momentous occasion.