AN exhibition of new Ryder Cup artwork and rare memorabilia from the world-famous golf tournament has gone on display at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.
The Ryder Cup Heritage Exhibition includes a number of rare artefacts from across the history of the transatlantic golf competition, which was first contested at Gleneagles in 1927.
The official painting of this year’s tournament will also be displayed at the Parliament ahead of this year’s competition at Gleneagles in September.
The painting, creating by Scottish golf artist Graeme Baxter, depicts the view from the 2nd hole on the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles.
Presiding Officer the Rt. Hon Tricia Marwick said: “It is fitting that one of sport’s most prestigious and well known tournaments is celebrated in the Parliament in this way as excitement builds across Scotland for the Ryder Cup in September.”
Sandy Jones, PGA Chief Executive, said: “The Ryder Cup is one of the most eagerly awaited events on the sporting calendar, having risen from relatively humble beginnings back in the 1920s to become one of the world’s major sporting events.”
Richard Hills, Director of Ryder Cup Europe said: “The Ryder Cup is one of the world’s premier sporting events and we are delighted it is returning to Scotland, the home of golf.”
The Ryder Cup Heritage Exhibition will appear in the Parliament’s Main Hall until the end of May. The official painting will be on show until November.