The Ryder Cup kicked off today and action is already exciting, both on and off the golf course.
This year, the biennial golf tournament takes place at Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland. It's the first time since 1973 that the Cup is taking place in Scotland, and only the second time in history.
Europe enters the tournament the favorites, with the United States a large underdog in terms of betting odds. But anything could happen.
No place could be more suited for high pressure golf than the courses at Gleneagles. The grounds, as well as the other hotel facilities, are held to the highest standards of perfection. Directors at the hotel have been planning for the Ryder Cup for years, preparing for the festivities and the influx of people.Gleneagles will mark its 90th anniversary by hosting the eagerly awaited biennial Ryder Cup, which kicks off today and runs through Sunday.
Gleneagles was named the best golf resort in the world for the third year running at the 2014 ULTRA awards.
Linkman Duncan Hunter, who greets guests on arrival, poses for a photograph outside the hotel, which sits on 850 acres of beautiful land in Perthshire, Scotland.
The luxurious hotel was built in 1924 and boasts its own railroad station. The 2005 G8 Summit took place at the hotel, as well.
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