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.

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The first tee at the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine had a capacity of 1,668 fans whilst the opening tee at Gleneagles in 2014 could hold 2,148 people.

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.

“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.

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“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.”

Thomas Bjorn‘s European team take on Jim Furyk‘s USA side at Le Golf National from 28th-30th September.

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.

The 18th green at Le Golf National near Paris, venue for this year’s Ryder Cup match

USA are looking to win the Ryder Cup on European soil for the first time since 1993.

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