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BMW and Allianz back German Ryder Cup bid

Germany’s bid to stage the 2022 Ryder Cup golf event has secured two major commercial partners in the form of automotive company BMW and insurance giant Allianz.

The news comes after the German Golf Association (DGV) last week voted in favour of providing financial support to the Faldo Course at A-Rosa Resort and Sporting Club in the Bad Saarow municipality of Brandenburg in its pitch to secure the biennial matchplay showdown between Europe and the United States.

Allianz reached an agreement to become an official partner of the DGV in January this year and BMW is a long-time title sponsor of the BMW International Open European Tour event, just one part of the company’s established golfing presence.

Claus Kobold, president of the DGV, said: “BMW is one of the largest partners of international golf and has been active for over two decades with great success as an organiser and title sponsor of outstanding professional tournaments. Allianz is a partner of the DGV, maintains national and international partnerships such as with St. Andrews Links and is a global partner and insurer of the 2015 Solheim Cup in Germany.”

Four contenders remain in the running for the 2022 Ryder Cup after the Portuguese Golf Federation (FPG) withdrew its intention to submit a bid this week. Austria, Spain and Italy remain as rivals to Germany after Turkey pulled out of the race last month.