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Les Bordes announced as host site for second Bridges Cup

The Bridges Cup officially has a new home.

On Tuesday, parent-company 8AM Golf announced the New Course at Les Bordes Golf Club, in France, as the host site for the second edition of the Cup.

The Bridges Cup — a Ryder Cup-style 12-man competition pitting top amateurs from the U.S. and Europe against one another — debuted in 2022 at Nine Bridges Golf Club in South Korea.

In the spirit of the Ryder Cup, players for both teams are selected by team captains, who judge candidates based on their achievements in golf. In 2023, Jeff Fujimoto and David Porter will serve as captains for the American side, while Simon Holt and Tom Etridge will handle team selections for the Europeans.

True to its Ryder Cup sibling, the Bridges Cup will be contested on European soil in 2023. The tournament host, Les Bordes, is a 7,400-yard course designed by Gil Hanse and Jim Wagner in the French countryside, about an hour south of Paris. It is one of the most renowned new courses in the world, earning honors from GOLF’s 2021 Top 100 Courses in the World ranking, among broader buzz from the golf world at large.

The 72-hole match play event will be contested from April 27-30, 2023, with the competition held over two, 36-hole days on the 29th and 30th.

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