Feb 9th, 2017
Is Rome in danger of losing the Ryder Cup?
As government funding is cut
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Guaranteed money for the 2022 has been cut by the Italian government, according to reports from the Associated Press. And if organizers cannot find new funds, the city is in danger of losing the event.
The Italian Senate slashed an amendment to a bill that would have provided 97 million euros to the Ryder Cup.
"The Ryder Cup is and remains a great opportunity for the country,"said Andrea Marcuccu, President of the Senate's culture and sport committee. "I hope the government quickly finds a solution which responds to the prerequisites asked for by the organizers. I want to remind everyone that the tournament has a considerable economic spin–off and television rights. The amendment in question didn't call for further public spending."
The 2022 Ryder Cup is scheduled to be played at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Guidonia, outside of Rome.