EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — The head of France’s solely golf major says internet hosting the Ryder Cup will not help his nation produce a star player.
Asked at an eve-of-tournament information convention Wednesday about a stellar month for French golf, Evian Championship chairman Franck Riboud dismissed what the Ryder Cup could obtain when it is performed Sept. 28-30 close to Paris.
The 12-man Europe team has no French players.
The former chief government of Danone says the meals large didn’t sponsor the Ryder Cup as a result of the occasion “is not building or helping to reach the objective” of growing expertise.
Riboud says: “We need a (French) champion, that’s all. So to do that we need a plan.”
He says the impact of Tiger Woods enjoying in France has much less effect than finding an equally proficient French champion.
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