Golf stars Martin Kaymer and Luke Donald are in agreeance that Le Golf National in Paris will make a great Ryder Cup venue. They were speaking as France were awarded the 2018 tournament ahead of Spain, Germany, Portugal and Holland.
“France had a very strong bid and had a lot of support from the French government. I think the most important thing is that they have a fantastic golf course,” said Kaymer who won the French Open there in 2009, and is currently number 3 in the world rankings.
“That golf course that they have there, I think it’s made for The Ryder Cup. It’s great for the spectators, especially the last five holes. I think France will do a fantastic job, as well.”
Donald, the world number two, said:
“From an outsider’s view, France is a very logical choice. It has a great course already, great accommodations there, the Trianon Palace and the Palace of Versailles. They can do a lot of fun events down in Paris. I think it will be a great event.
“I played The French Open last year. It’s a linksy style course, it’s tough, it’s tight, great finish. There should not be any complaints about the course. I think it will be a fantastic venue.”
Asked if he would like to be there himself, Donald replied: “Yeah, I would love to. It’s 2018, so seven years, I’ll be 40. Hopefully I’m still chugging along. I kind of have that kind of game where hopefully I can keep competing for a long time.”
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