A comprehensive Economic Impact Study of The 2010 Ryder Cup at The Celtic Manor Resort has found that the economic impact on Wales as Host Nation was £82.4 million.
Messages of congratulations to Europe have come from Presidents, Prime Ministers and the great Seve Ballesteros.
Ryder Cup legends of the past have paid tribute to Colin Montgomerie’s new breed of heroes following Europe’s dramatic 14½ -13½ victory over the United States at The Celtic Manor Resort on Monday.
As the fascinating tussle for The 2010 Ryder Cup continues on the greens and fairways of The Celtic Manor’s Twenty Ten Course, the host nation of Wales has already started to reflect on the legacy that has been left behind.
The closing ceremony brought the curtain down on one of the most thrilling Ryder Cups in recent years, with Europe’s triumphant Captain Colin Montgomerie describing it as “the greatest moment of my golfing career”.
Alex Salmond, the First Minister of Scotland, arrived at The Celtic Manor Resort with play in full swing on Saturday to hear that preparations for the 2014 contest in Gleneagles are already well in hand.
Graeme McDowell may have claimed the winning point but he was swift to pay tribute to his team-mates after Europe regained The Ryder Cup with a narrow victory over the United States.
If timing is everything in politics, Carwyn Jones hasn’t done badly by becoming First Minister for Wales as his country was about to host The Ryder Cup.