Audi Lobbies for German Ryder Cup

German carmaker Audi announced today its support for the Wittelsbacher Ausgleichsfonds in Neuburg an der Donau as the possible host of the 2018 Ryder Cup golf tournament and endeavor which, if successful, will make Germany the second country outside the United States or the United Kingdom to host the event, after Spain did the same in 1997.

Amateur and professional golf has a high priority at Audi and has enjoyed an equally long and successful tradition,” Peter Schwarzenbauer, Audi member of the board for marketing and sales said in a release.

By supporting the Wittelsbacher Golfclub in Neuburg we wish to take a stand on behalf of the region whose major employer is AUDI AG. We look forward to an exciting bidding phase and hope to be able to host one of the highlights in international golf in 2018.

There are in all three golf courses competing for the German Cup. In addition to Wittelsbacher Ausgleichsfonds, a course in Berlin and one in Munich also compete. Of course, there are other countries competing for the role of the 2018 Ryder Cup host too: Sweden, Spain, Portugal,
France and the Netherlands. The final decision on the course will be made in 2011.

The Ryder Cup was first held in 1927. It started as a natural evolution of a demonstration match between a team of American professionals and one from the British PGA. The event takes place every two years, with 2018 being the only one in the decade to be held on mainland Europe.
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