Ryder Cup Europe Open 2022 Bidding Process

By iSportconnect | June 23, 2014

Ryder Cup Europe has officially opened the bidding process for countries who wish to host the event in 2022.

This will be only the second time a process has taken place after France was announced as the 2018 host back in 2011.

Ryder Cup Director Richard Hills said: “The implementation of a formal bidding process for The 2018 Ryder Cup marked a new era for Ryder Cup Europe. The introduction of a fair, unhealthy transparent and objective methodology was one not only welcomed by all participating countries, but one which also befitted a sporting event of the stature of The Ryder Cup.”

The 2018 bidders also included Germany, Holland, Portugal and Spain, and in 2022,as with the process for 2018, all bids must go through national Golf Federations, Golfing Unions or Central Government.

Bidders must apply by August 31 this year and final bid dossiers handed over by February 16, 2015.

Hills added that the shorter timetable was implemented to improve the 2018 bidding process.

“We have carefully considered how we might improve this process further and as a result, the timetable to determine the 2022 host will be shorter and simpler whilst retaining the level playing field approach,” commented Hills.

“The key criteria in place enables us to evaluate each bid equally on both its sporting and commercial merits while, at the same time, allowing us to judge each bid fairly and thoroughly.”