CAA Sports to drive Germany’s 2022 Ryder Cup bid

Ryder Cup Deutschland has recruited the CAA Sports agency to represent Germany’s bid to host the 2022 edition of golf’s Ryder Cup.

The campaign will be spearheaded by golf industry veteran Marco Kaussler, who has worked in leading roles at more than 50 major national and international golf events. Kaussler and Ilka Stepan have been appointed as co-managing directors of Ryder Cup Deutschland.

Ryder Cup Deutschland chairman of the board Norbert Löhlein said: “It is our goal to bring the Ryder Cup 2022 to Germany. In Marco Kaussler of CAA Sports and Ilka Stepan, we have found the best possible partners to launch a successful campaign and application around the Ryder Cup 2022 on German soil.”

Kaussler added: “We are extremely honoured to have been selected by Ryder Cup Deutschland to spearhead this campaign and look forward to accessing our resources and relationships to bring the Ryder Cup 2022 to Germany.”

Germany is one of seven European countries to have declared an interest in hosting the 2022 edition of the Ryder Cup team competition between the USA and Europe. Golfing authorities in Austria, Denmark, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Turkey also registered an interest by the August 31 deadline. Official bids must be submitted by February 16 before the Ryder Cup Europe body selects the host nation in autumn 2015.

Germany’s Martin Kaymer (pictured) sunk the winning putt to ensure Europe retained the Ryder Cup in 2012 and will defend the trophy next week at Gleneagles in Scotland.