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Fire breaks out at golf club where Ryder Cup was held last weekend

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Fire breaks out at golf club where Ryder Cup was held last weekend

Firefighters in Italy have brought a fire under control in the grandstand of the golf club that hosted the Ryder Cup last weekend.

The large fire began near the 18th green and first fairway at the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Rome, at around 5pm on Thursday, Sky Italy said.

Huge pillars of smoke could be seen rising from the site, in the city’s northeastern suburb of Guidonia.

The voctorious Europe team lift the Ryder Cup. Pic: AP

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The victorious Europe team lift the Ryder Cup at the Marco Simone Club. Pic: AP

At one point authorities considered evacuating homes in the area, but that wasn’t necessary once the fire was tamed.

The three-storey stand was engulfed in flames, but it did not spread beyond the hospitality structure, the city’s fire services said. There were no reports of injuries and the cause of the fire is still unclear.

A spokesperson for Ryder Cup Europe said: “A fire was reported in one of the temporary hospitality structures to the right of the first fairway at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club earlier this afternoon.

“Local fire crews were called to the scene at 17.07pm local time and quickly brought the blaze under control.

The fire broke out in a temporary stand. Pic: Sky Sports

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The fire broke out in a temporary stand. Pic: Sky Sports

“Nobody was injured in the incident and the fire did not spread beyond the hospitality structure. There was no damage to the golf course or any other structure.

“The cause of the fire is currently being investigated.”

The venue hosted the 2023 Ryder Cup last weekend, which was won convincingly by Team Europe, who regained the trophy they lost to the USA at Whistling Straits in 2021.

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