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Ryder Cup captains get together with a year to go

The winning European team hold the Ryder Cup at the Medinah Country Club last September. Picture: Getty

The winning European team hold the Ryder Cup at the Medinah Country Club last September. Picture: Getty

  • by MARTIN DEMPSTER
 

RYDER Cup captains Paul McGinley and Tom Watson are to hold court in Perth as part of the “Year to Go” events for next September’s match at Gleneagles.

The first event of its kind, “An Audience with The Ryder Cup Captains” will be held in Perth Concert Hall on Monday 23 September.

Focused around a “fireside” Q&A, it will be hosted by Dougie Donnelly and is being held “to give people a chance to get up close and personal” with European captain McGinley and his US counterpart Watson.

Earlier the same day, the Year to Go celebrations will commence with a series of media interview and photo opportunities with official Ryder Cup Europe celebrity ambassadors, politicians and partners in both Edinburgh and Gleneagles.

Then, in the afternoon, McGinley and Watson will take part in a Captains’ Golf event on the PGA Centenary Course, playing nine holes with 18 junior golfers representing the Scottish ClubGolf programme.

The event will help mark the legacy of the Ryder Cup being staged in Scotland for the first time in more than 40 years.

The following day, McGinley and Watson will gather in The Ballroom at Gleneagles Hotel to host their first joint press conference since their respective appointments.

 

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