Irish have eyes on Ryder Cup

Ireland are odds-on to host the Ryder Cup in 2026 – 20 years after they first held the event.

The K-Club in Dublin hosted a hugely popular tournament in 2006 when home favourites Darren Clarke inspired them to victory.

Now Ireland are in the running again, and Irish golfing Padraig Harrington is early favourite to lead the team.

2026 is the next available slot for a European venue, with the 2022 addition confirmed for Rome, whilst American venues have already been handed out up to 2032.

2018 Europe Le Golf National, Albatros Course (Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France)
2020 United States Whistling Straits, Straits Course (Haven, Wisconsin)
2022 Europe Marco Simone Golf and Country Club (Guidonia Montecelio, Rome, Italy)
2024 United States Bethpage State Park, Black Course (Farmingdale, New York)
2026 Europe TBD
2028 United States Hazeltine National Golf Club (Chaska, Minnesota)
2030 Europe TBD
2032 United States The Olympic Club, Lake Course (San Francisco, California)

Now Bookmakers are making Ireland odds-on to land the 2026 competition and the newly refurbished, JP McManus owned Adare Manor in Limerick is the favourite.

McManus said: “We’ll put our name in the hat. I think we have the facilities to host it and we’d love to have it.”

Rory McIlroy was on hand to help re-launch the venue and added: “To play a Ryder Cup at home in front of your home fans would be a dream come true. Even thinking about it makes the hairs stand up on the back of your neck.”

The notable Royal County Down and Ryal Portrush are also being tipped, whilst Turkish venue Regnum Carya is also believed to be keen.

Indeed Bookmakers BoylesSports list Ireland as 1/3 favourites to host the 2026 event.

Aoife Heffron, spokesperson for BoyleSports commented: “The Ryder Cup looks set to head to Limerick after the newly refurbished course at Adare Manor expressed an interest to host in 2026 and the odds of 6/4 follow Ireland’s top golfers backing the bid to become a reality.”

She added: “Padraig Harrington has said he will put his name in the Ryder Cup Captain ring ‘sooner rather than later’ and despite competition from England’s Lee Westwood (5/1) and Scotland’s Paul Lawrie (6/1) he is the firm frontrunner at 4/6.”



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