2018 Ryder Cup dates announced

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The Ryder Cup at Le Golf National in Paris will be played from Friday, September 28 to Sunday, September 30, 2018.

The date for the 42nd staging of the biennial contest between Europe and the United States of America was revealed last night during a reception at the Residence of the French Ambassador to the United Kingdom.

The 2018 edition of The Ryder Cup will be only the second time in the event's history that it has been staged in Continental Europe, following Valderrama Golf Club in Spain in 1997.

Pascal Grizot said: "Some dates will be forever engraved in our memories when we look back at the history y of The Ryder Cup in France. The 28th, 29th, and 30th of September 2018 will be the first of many.

Giant Tee sculpture in the red, white and blue of France to mark the 2018 Ryder Cup behind the 18th green at Le Golf National on July 4, 2015 in Paris, France.

"The 21st September 2016 will also play a part. Yesterday, the countdown has been officially launched and the date fixed for all French and passionate golfers alike.

"Since 17th May 2011, when our country was designated host to the most famous Europe vs America match, we have been putting all our energy and passion into three days that will forever change the image of golf in France.

Our excitement grows as that date comes ever closer."

Richard Hills said: "To be able to announce the official dates of The Ryder Cup is always a significant milestone in any country's Ryder Cup journey.

"We are already working on making The 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National one of the biggest and best that Europe has ever staged, and we are sure France will be exceptional hosts for another compelling edition of this great sporting occasion."