2018 European host of Ryder Cup announced in May


2009 European Tour

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The European Tour says the host of the 2018 Ryder Cup will be announced on May 17.

France, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain were the bidders. Sweden withdrew as a candidate last year.

The best-known course under consideration is Le Golf National near Paris, which has been the venue for all but two French Opens in the last 20 years.

Germany is proposing Wittelsbacher Golf Club an hour north of Munich, Portugal at the new Comporta Dunes project south of Lisbon on the Alentejo coast, Spain at Tres Cantos north of Madrid, and the Netherlands at The Dutch, 45 minutes from Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

Recent European Ryder Cups were in Ireland in 2006, and Wales in 2010. Scotland is down for 2014.