The first tee grandstand for this year's Ryder Cup in Paris is the biggest yet, with a capacity for over 6,500 fans
2018 Ryder Cup First Tee Biggest Ever
The first tee at the Ryder Cup is always a special place and this year in Paris it is BIG.
The 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National sees the biggest ever first tee grandstand seen in the history of the biennial match.
The huge grandstand features over 6,500 seats as well as room for around 150 standing spectators.
That means this year's Ryder Cup first tee will be over three times as big as the previous two.
Work begun on the first tee at Le Golf National after the French Open in July and it was up by the end of August.
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“The Ryder Cup is one of most popular and premiere sporting events around,” said Ryder Cup Match Director Edward Kitson.
“Every two years we look to bring something new to the event on-site and reward the hundreds of thousands of fans who travel to support the teams.
“The first tee is major part of that focus and we’re very excited to introduce fans to what will be the biggest single grandstand ever seen at the Ryder Cup. There’s no doubt the atmosphere will be incredible.”
Europe are seeking to win back the Ryder Cup after losing it at Hazeltine in Minnesota in 2016 where Davis Love III's side dispatched Darren Clarke's Europe 17-11.
USA are looking to win the Ryder Cup on European soil for the first time since 1993.
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Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!
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