The Ryder Cup 2014 biennially highlight on the golfing calendar is coming to The Gleneagles Centenary Course.The Trophy, donated by the British Entrepreneur and Golf enthusiast Samuel Ryder, is handed to the winners of the so called Ryder Cup matches since 1927. In early years, this competition was played out between a team of American Golfers and players from Great Britain and Ireland. Since 1979, golfers from all European countries are eligible for selection. The Ryder Cup Matches take place over 3 days and include a total of 28 matches and are alternated between the U.S. and Europe biennially.
The 40th Ryder Cup will take place from 23rd of September to 28th September 2014 at the PGA Centenary Course, Gleneagles Hotel near Auchterarder in Perthshire, Scotland. Competition days are 26, 27, and 28 September.
This will be the second time that Scotland has hosted the Ryder Cup. This is one of the most awaited golf events in the year since the world's top seed golfers will participate in this tournament to win the coveted cup. In 2014, the European team will put in their best effort to retain the cup under the able captain-ship of Paul McGinley. The USA team is headed up by Tom Watson, who at 65 will become the oldest Ryder Cup captain. The record is held by J H Taylor who was 62 when he captained the Great Britain team in 1933. Currently the oldest United States captain is Sam Snead who was 57 when he was captain in 1969.
The Gleneagles Hotel is one of the most prestigious golf courses in Scotland. The PGA Centenary Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus and one of three at Gleneagles, on which the game will be played is a par 72, currently measures 7,262 yards. The Gleneagles Hotel, is set in grounds of 850 acres, currently undergoing an £18 million redevelopment programme, partly in preparation for the 2014 Ryder Cup.
When do tickets go on sale, how much are they and how can I buy them?
Ryder Cup tickets are not yet available. If you want to experience the Ryder Cup 2014 at The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire Scotland, then you can show your interest through My European Tour, simply tick The 2014 Ryder Cup ticket box in your profile below
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Can I turn up on the day and get tickets?
No. The Ryder Cup 2014 is an all-ticket event and will sell out in advance. Tickets are not transferable and each public ticket will have photo ID on the ticket to prevent ticket touting.
Are there travel packages available and where can I find these?
Yes. Ryder Cup Travel Services, the official ticket-inclusive package provider for The 2014 Ryde Cup, will have range of travel programmes to suit your requirements. Contact them by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone +44 (0)870 755 3004 and they will be delighted to assist with your requirements.
The week of the Ryder Cup is always an exciting time. The talk of Captain's picks, team uniforms, and who gets paired together keeps us on the edge for most of the week. We look forward to seeing the individual players from both teams exhibiting their skills. Let us hope the inclement Scottish weather doesn’t interrupt the final outcome of this fabulous event.