Seven countries interested in hosting 2022 Ryder Cup

Gleneagles' PGA Centenary isn't in anybody's Top 100, but we know the drill when it comes to the infrastructure required to stage a successful Ryder Cup in the UK: you need a brawny layout with lots of space. Gleneagles isn't any better or worse than other tracks that match that description -- The Belfry (England), The K Club (Ireland), Celtic Manor (Wales). If it were up to us, however, we wouldn't visit any of the above. Here are 10 Scottish courses that the Ryder Cup should be played on.
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VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) – Seven European countries have expressed an interest in hosting the Ryder Cup in 2022.

The European Tour released a statement Friday saying notifications were received from Austria, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Turkey before the deadline for officially advising tournament organizers of their intention to submit a bid.

Each interested nation will receive an official information pack and Ryder Cup officials will undertake inspection visits before the end of the year.

The European Tour statement says formal submissions must be made by Feb. 16, 2015 and the winning bid will be announced later that year.

The next two Ryder Cups on European soil take place at Gleneagles, Scotland, this month and Le Golf National in Paris in 2018.