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France wins the bid to organize the 2018 Ryder Cup

Published on May 19, 2011
Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic

Paris, May 17 , 2011

President Sarkozy has just learned that France has won the bid to organize the legendary Ryder Cup, the very great international golf competition, in 2018.

President Sarkozy wants to warmly congratulate the French bid team and French golf federation, who for many months have been doing an excellent job which has been key to enabling France to host this magnificent international sporting event.

Golfing and the development of golf in France are now going to be given a new boost and take on a new dimension, and President Sarkozy very sincerely welcomes this./.

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