PGA Catalunya Resort selected for 2022 Ryder Cup Bid
PGA Catalunya Resort has been appointed as candidate venue for Spain’s Bid to host The 2022 Ryder Cup.
The announcement was made this week by the Real Federación Española de Golf (RFEG), which is leading the Official Bid in partnership with the national government of Spain and key stakeholders in Catalunya.
Spain is one of six countries bidding to host The 2022 Ryder Cup, so there is strong competition. However, with PGA Catalunya’s experience of staging European Tour events, including the Open De España in 2000, 2009 and 2014, as well as The Qualifying School Final Stage for the past seven consecutive years, PGA Catalunya Resort makes a compelling Bid.
The Ryder Cup is one of the world’s greatest sporting events. The 2014 match between Europe and the United States was broadcast on television in more than 180 territories, attracting a global audience of more than 544 million households.
More than 250,000 spectators attended this year’s match at Gleneagles, Scotland, including fans from 96 different countries. Of course, with a global event of this size there is the potential for significant economic benefits for the host country and region, not to mention the venue itself.