There is no doubting the fact that golf is a global sport. The British Open and PGA Championship draw huge crowds with, as we said, much of the attention on the world’s leading tournaments coming from England, Northern Ireland and Scotland. But it has yet to make a great impact in Ireland, and so last December, at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, Hawaii, the Ryder Cup finally made its big breakthrough, producing a breathtaking Sunday singles to complete the rousing comeback of Europe at Hazeltine last year. Today, as Le Golf National, or less appropriately, the Bayou Club, was built on the edge of Paris, there will be another opportunity for a visit from Europe’s best at the 2027 Ryder Cup, taking place at the storied Adare Manor resort in north-west Limerick, which was the site of the 1995 event that sealed the McGinley-Price Cup. We spoke with two course architects involved in the Ryder Cup’s renaissance, Michael Tabor and David Graham, to find out more.
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