Why this Rory Cup venue will host the next edition

For its season finale in 2018, the upcoming Ryder Cup takes place at the famed K Club in Ireland. But one of the event’s venues is not finished yet.

That’s why Fox Sports is airing a two-hour special, Adare Manor Golf Club: The 2027 Ryder Cup Venue in Ireland, on Tuesday, October 16 at 8 p.m. ET.

The special looks at the Irish favorite on how it is transforming to become the host site for the 2021-22 competition.

“Adare Manor is the dream for us,” said Irish golf legend Padraig Harrington, who played host for the 2010 Ryder Cup in Wales. “We were told as young boys that if we ever played on a big stage, Ireland would be our home. If you told us as a two-year-old that you could host the Ryder Cup here, we would’ve taken it. We had the idea in our minds at a young age. … Today, we have a second chance to claim this crown.”

Watch Fox Sports’ Adare Manor Golf Club: The 2027 Ryder Cup Venue in Ireland trailer to see what kind of changes will be made to Adare Manor Golf Club to host the 2021-22 Ryder Cup:

It’ll be the first Ryder Cup held at a major Irish player development course, and it will be the first golf competition in Ireland with a modified alternate shot system.

“The format is unique,” Harrington says in the FOX special. “It will include small, short, slow, long, rectangular lines. There will be no loose balls, no naked shots off of front tees or fairways, and it’s not a pressurized, shotgun style of tournament, but a player-contest – where players get to invite partners and then they vote on who they want to play with.

“But what they want to do is bring back the sense of the original Ryder Cup that was played here in 1979. Putting on an event with such a substantial venue like Adare Manor, with a magnificent design, from the 16th hole up through the entire golf course, where they’re not playing nine and five, where the range is 17 holes in the front and back, is something very special for us.”

More information on the 2022 Ryder Cup and how to order the special on Fox Sports is available here.

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