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Golf fans given glimpse of first tee at 2018 Ryder Cup

Organisers of this year’s edition of golf’s Ryder Cup have offered fans around the world an insight into what they can expect at the event by publishing computer-generated images of the first tee.

Due to take place at the Le Golf National course near the French capital of Paris this September, the 2018 Ryder Cup will once again see teams from Europe and the US face off for the famous trophy.

In anticipation of the event, organisers have released details of the setup for the first tee at Le Golf National, which will feature a grandstand offering no less than 6,500 seats and standing room for a further 150 fans.



The structure, which far eclipses the 2,148 seats at Gleneagles in 2014 and 1,668 fans at Hazeltine National two years ago, will also offer views of the 18th green at the French venue.

Work on the grandstand will start after this year’s HNA Open de France in July and is due to be finished by the end of August.

Edward Kitson, match director for the Ryder Cup, said: “Every two years we look to bring something new to the event on-site and reward the hundreds of thousands of fans who travel to support the teams.

“The first tee is major part of that focus and we’re very excited to introduce fans to what will be the biggest single grandstand ever seen at the Ryder Cup. There’s no doubt the atmosphere will be incredible.”

Image: Ryder Cup 2018 (screenshot from video)