Nesbitt is named as an ambassador for Ryder Cup

Jimmy Nesbitt has been selected as an official ambassadors of the 2014 Ryder Cup.
Jimmy Nesbitt has been selected as an official ambassadors of the 2014 Ryder Cup.
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Organisers have confirmed that James Nesbitt and Marvin Humes will be the official ambassadors of the 2014 Ryder Cup.

In addition, Jodie Kidd, Ruud Gullit and Alan Hansen will also be among the faces that will promote the most prestigious team event in international golf. The ambassadors for the Ryder Cup will be expected to perform several duties during their tenure and both of them are honoured to be a part of the activities which build up to next year’s Ryder Cup.

“Golf is one of my lifelong passions and I always find an excuse to hit the course between filming or share tips with fellow golf fans,” said Coleraine man Nesbitt.

“I’m very proud to be an ambassador for The 2014 Ryder Cup and take part in what is the greatest event on the golf calendar.

“The 2014 Ryder Cup will be an amazing week, not just for Scotland, but for golf fans across Europe who will be hoping our team can repeat its incredible performance at Medinah,” added the local actor, who also happens to be an avid golfer himself.

Europe’s Ryder Cup director Richard Hills was equally delighted to have the two stars on board.

“It’s great to see how The Ryder Cup has generated such interest from outside the world of golf. All of the ambassadors have already shown a genuine love of the game and passion to grow the sport and I know fans will share their excitement as the countdown begins to The 2014 Ryder Cup,” said Hills in a statement last week.