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Reasons to go to an away Ryder Cup

Singing louder than the Americans, amazing atmosphere, experiencing the best competition in golf, as if you needed a reason to travel away to a Ryder Cup.

Ross Bousfield
Ross Bousfield
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Wondering how the spectacular Ryder Cup at Le Golf National can ever be bettered? After all, the Parisian course proved to be one of the finest venues of all time, with the gladiatorial setting over the final holes creating the perfect arena to watch our European heroes end Team USA’s hopes of winning an away tournament.

Luckily, we don't have long to wait until we can enjoy the thrill of the Ryder Cup all over again, this time on the other side of the pond at Whistling Straits Golf Club, on Lake Michigan.

Still not convinced? Here's 5 reasons why you must attend an away Ryder Cup.

Remember Medinah...

The scenes at Medinah in the aftermath of the European comeback were enough to inspire a whole new generation of golf fans, and while we can’t promise that Poults will work his magic at Whistling Straits, we certainly wouldn’t bet against it.

Whistling Straits will blow you away...

Let’s be honest, Ryder Cup venues don’t always have a reputation for being world-class layouts. You'll be pleased to know that following the magnificent set-up at Le Golf National, which was an undoubted exception to this rule, the organisers have again picked an excellent venue in the form of Whistling Straits.

A three-time host to the US PGA Championship, this links layout is a big favourite among golfers, with over 1000-bunkers, a stunning collection of holes on Lake Michigan and two brilliant finishing holes which are sure to provide plenty of drama in 2020.

The Ryder Cup is quite simply the best event in golf...

The Open might be historic and The Masters is as iconic as it gets, but can anything beat the sheer electricity of the Ryder Cup?

The Americans will seek revenge for their humiliation at Le Golf National, and with the likes of Jordan Speith, Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepka all likely to make the team in 2020, there’s every chance that the Europeans will be going into the event as underdogs.

Backing a team battling against the odds and a wall of resistance from the American supporters will be absolutely exhilarating.

Out-singing the Americans...

The American fans may well be the most frenzied golf fans in the world, especially when it comes to the Ryder Cup.

While we don’t doubt our European stars will be doing their bit to subdue the crowds, a little (or a lot) of European chanting can make all the difference when it comes to getting our team over the finish line.

American fans cheering missed putts, wild cries of 'get in the hole', and plenty of heckling from the home contingent... An away Ryder Cup really is a golf experience like no other.


Need we say anymore? Watching this dynamic duo work their magic over the Pete and Alice Dye-designed Whistling Straits may well be reason enough to make the trip to North America. While golf is an unpredictable game, we certainly wouldn’t bet against these two world-beaters making the squad in 2020…or going 4 out of 4 in their fourball and foursome matches.

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