Ireland will host the Ryder Cup in 2026, with Adare Manor becoming the first golf resort on the Emerald Isle in 20 years to host the biennial competition pitting the US against the Europeans.
The European Tour, which owns the European half of the Ryder Cup along with the PGA of Europe, made the announcement Thursday at the resort.
"We are delighted to announce the 2026 Ryder Cup will be staged in Ireland at Adare Manor, which is a world-class venue," said European Ryder Cup director Guy Kinnings.
Adare Manor re-opened in November 2017 after a 22-month complete renovation project. Irish billionaire JP McManus and family, who have owned the resort since December 2014, spent an estimated 70 million Euro on the project which nearly doubled the five-star resort's rooms and invested heavily in the golf course, including renovation by Tom Fazio.
The timing couldn't be better, with Irishman Shane Lowry winning the 2019 British Open Championship four days prior at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. Discussions are underway with the R&A to return the game's oldest major to the Dunluce links as quickly as possible.
Irishman Padraig Harrington is the current European Ryder Cup captain, with the 2020 matches played at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin in the United States.
The last time Ireland hosted the Ryder Cup was in 2006 at The K Club, when Darren Clarke was in the spotlight following the recent death of his wife. The Europeans routed the Americans 18.5-9.5 in a record thrashing. The United States has not won the Ryder Cup on foreign soil since 1993, when Tom Watson captained the American side to victory in at The Belfry in England.