Turkey withdraws Ryder Cup bid

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Five nations remain in running to stage 2022 Ryder Cup.

Turkey will not stage the 2022 Ryder Cup after the country withdrew its bid to host the event.

Ahmet Agaoglu, president of the Turkish Golf Federation, explained how he did not believe the country was in a position to launch a viable bid to host the tournament, ahead of visits by officials this week.

He said: “Although we believe that Turkey is now an established golfing destination, with a collection of world-class courses, it has not proven possible to secure the necessary logistical arrangements in order to proceed and so we have reluctantly decided to withdraw from the process at this time.
‘We have reluctantly decided to withdraw from the process’ “We have enjoyed working with Ryder Cup Europe and firmly believe that the information gains during this period will one day allow us to revisit this incredible opportunity.”

In November, the Turkish bid was withdrawn and reinstated just a day later over concerns about the number of trees needed to be removed from the chosen course.

Five nations remain in the running to host the event, with upcoming inspections planned for Germany, Spain, Italy, Austria and Portugal.

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