Countdown to the Ryder Cup accelerates as team rosters take form

Expect to see the team of Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth often during the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National. They won five of a possible seven points as partners in 2014 and 2016.

We’re three weeks away from the Ryder Cup, the biennial competition between the United States and Europe. The U.S. leads the all-time series 26-13 and holds the Cup after winning in convincing fashion at Hazeltine in 2016.

We’re counting down the days until the opening tee shot, no doubt.

King’s Course at Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland

King’s Course at Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland 
Located in Auchterarder, Scotland, The King’s Course at the 5 star luxury Gleneagles Hotel dates back to 1919, representing the finest ‘classical’ golf course design.

Ryder Cup Impact for Golf Tourism in Scotland

Ryder Cup

 

Scottish media have reported recently on the significant impact the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles will have on the Scottish economy. While I am generally cynical of government produced figures which are often skewed for political purposes, I can speak knowledgeably about the impact of golf travel to Scotland for 2014.

Lonely Planet Ranks Scotland 3rd Best Place To Visit

Stewart Monument Calton Hill Edinburgh, Scotland
Stewart Monument Calton Hill Edinburgh, Scotland

Lonely Planet Ranks Scotland as 3rd Best Place To Visit

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2014 contributor Tom Hall said: “Next year Scotland will be well-deservedly taking the spotlight on the world stage…The country’s buzzing cities and stunning scenery have plenty to offer visitors, combined with an incredible calendar of events and Scotland looks set for a year-long celebration.”