THE Ryder Cup is back with some of the world's best golfers battling it out as Europe host the United States.
The US are the trophy holders after a convincing 19-9 victory over their bitter rivals two years ago at Whistling Straits.
Luke Donald captains the European team this year with the likes of Jon Rahm, Viktor Hovland, Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose involved.
Zach Johnson leads the Americans with Brooks Koepka, Rickie Fowler, Scottie Scheffler and Jordan Spieth as they hope to make it back-to-back wins.
The Marco Simone Golf and Country Club on the outskirts of Rome, Italy is the venue ready for the drama that gets underway on September 29.
The course has a stunning mix of long and short holes with the thick rough, blind shots, huge bunkers and the sweltering heat set to provide additional challenges.
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A picturesque castle overlooks the fairways and even some swamp rats might be spotted roaming the grounds at Marco Simone.
Ahead of the 44th edition of the Ryder Cup, SunSport take a hole-by-hole look at the course awaiting the players.
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No.1, 445 yards, Par 4
The bold play is to challenge the left bunker on the slight dogleg left and keep short of two bunkers on the right. That will leave a short iron to the green.
To play it safer will leave a mid-iron to a green protected by a steep ridge in front of a large bunker to the left.
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