Ryder Cup returning to Ireland, Adare Manor to host in 2026

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First-time major champion Shane Lowry celebrates with the Claret Jug during the homecoming event after winning the British Open, in Clara in County Offaly, Ireland, Tuesday July 23, 2019. (Donall Farmer/PA via AP)

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — The 2026 Ryder Cup will be played in Ireland, taking golf’s greatest team event to the home country of British Open champion Shane Lowry.

European organizers say they picked Adare Manor in County Limerick to host the biennial three-day match against the United States.

The decision by Ryder Cup Europe caps a stellar week for Irish golf and its fans after Lowry’s euphoric win at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland.

Ireland hosted one previous Ryder Cup before, in 2006 at The K Club in County Kildare.

That was a record win for Europe by 18 ½ to 9 ½ points.

The U.S. next hosts in 2020 at the Whistling Straits course in Wisconsin.

Europe picked Italy to host in 2022, at the Marco Simone course near Rome, and the 2024 edition is at Bethpage Black in New York.

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