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By Staff Reporter

Published 15/12/2015

Home course: Francesco Molinari delighted at Ryder Cup coming to Italy
Home course: Francesco Molinari delighted at Ryder Cup coming to Italy

Italy will host the Ryder Cup for the first time when the biennial event heads to Rome's Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in 2022.

It will be only the third time the event has been staged in continental Europe, following Valderrama in Spain in 1997 and Le Golf National in France, which gets the event in 2018.

Four nations - Italy, Austria, Germany and Spain - had been in the final running.

Italian two-time Ryder Cup winner Francesco Molinari said hosting the European-American clash would have a major impact on golf in the country.

"It is amazing. It is great news for golf in Italy and golf in general," Molinari said.

"It is a great chance for Italy but also the Ryder Cup as well to showcase one of the great European cities. Golf in Italy has been growing in the last two years and this will have a huge impact on sport in general.

"Everyone is excited by the chance to host the Ryder Cup."

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