The Ryder Cup trophy is held by French golfer Jean Van De Velde while his gives the victory sign during a photocall after the French won the right to host the 2018 Ryder Cup tournament following an ... more 
The Ryder Cup trophy is held by French golfer Jean Van De Velde while his gives the victory sign during a photocall after the French won the right to host the 2018 Ryder Cup tournament following an ceremony at the European Tour headquarters at Wentworth Golf Club in Surrey on May 17, 2011. France won the right to host the 2018 Ryder Cup, triumphing despite emotional appeals for the event to be awarded to Spain in tribute to Seve Ballesteros. France's bid, which centers on Le Golf National course outside Paris, successfully beat out rival bids from venues in Germany, Portugal, the Netherlands and Spain. AFP PHOTO / Adrian Dennis (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images) less 
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Tue, May 17, 2011 10:01 AM EDT