Ryder Cup hole-by-hole guide: Marco Simone Golf and Country Club

This week’s Ryder Cup will be played in Italy for the first time in the competition’s history with Marco Simone Golf and Country club on the outskirts of Rome the venue.

The course has hosted the last three Italian Opens, with Nicolai Hojgaard, Bob MacIntyre and Adrian Meronk the winners. 

MacIntyre qualified automatically for Luke Donald’s European team, Hojgaard was given a captain’s pick but Meronk was controversially overlooked.

Nine of the dozen American players travelled to Rome for a practice round earlier this month, with lush rough expected to be a feature of the course set-up, which will be dictated by Donald.

This is the Marco Simone layout the players will have to navigate.

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