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2016 Ryder Cup Pitch Comes Up Short with Minnesota Officials

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 July 2015 02:51 Monday, 06 July 2015 22:52

Tiger WoodsCanadian Press

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (Brian Bakst/AP) — The 2016 Ryder Cup was awarded to the Hazeltine National Golf Club near Minneapolis years ago, however its promoters quietly recently tried to wedge money into Minnesota’s new state budget for logistical assistance and sponsorships of the event.

Although their efforts fell short — the Legislature concluded its session after passing a budget without any money for the prestigious tournament — organizers are expected to continue to push for state assistance before next year’s event.

Their pitch — detailed in a private meeting held days before lawmakers adjourned their 2015 legislative session — ran from $600,000 to $2 million depending on the state’s involvement and willingness to absorb security costs. Potential benefits would range from the use of a private chalet for tourism and business promotion to Minnesota-themed ads run on international TV to hundreds of event tickets.

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2016 Ryder Cup Ticket Registration: Random Selection Process

Last Updated on Monday, 22 June 2015 05:16 Monday, 22 June 2015 05:14

Ryder Cup TicketsThe Ryder Cup has become one of the most highly sought after events in all of sports to attend. Because of the extreme demand for tickets, a random selection process will take place to determine which registrants will have an opportunity to purchase 2016 Ryder Cup tickets.

Interested parties should complete an official ticket registration form online to be entered into the random selection process. All registrations will be accepted June 22 through Sept. 30, 2015.

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Ryder Cup Matches and Format Explained

Last Updated on Friday, 19 June 2015 06:43 Friday, 19 June 2015 06:37

Ryder Cup trophy(T.J. Auclair/RyderCup.com) — The Ryder Cup is a team match between the U.S. and Europe that takes place every two years, alternating venues between the U.S. and Europe that are decided upon years in advance of the matches.

U.S.-born players make the team through a two-year, point-getting process explained here, but these are the key qualifying scenarios:

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Plenty Already Done, More Left to Do Ahead of 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine

Last Updated on Friday, 05 June 2015 06:45 Friday, 05 June 2015 06:39

Hazeltine National Golf ClubCHASKA, Minnesota (Jerry Zgoda/Minneapolis Star Tribune via RyderCup.com) — Sixteen months away, the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska is just around the corner.

Or so it seems if you’re the man in charge of the Professional Golfers Association of America’s major championships, including the biennial U.S.-Europe team competition that in spirit and sound is unlike any other golf event anywhere.

“It’s coming fast,” PGA of America Chief Championships Officer Kerry Haigh said earlier this week, “as it always does.”

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The 2022 Ryder Cup: Formal Submissions Made

Last Updated on Friday, 01 May 2015 08:16 Friday, 01 May 2015 08:07

Ryder Cup TrophyAnother important milestone in the Bid Process for The 2022 Ryder Cup was reached at Wentworth this week when representatives from Austria, Germany, Italy and Spain submitted their Official Bids.

The four nations’ representatives were at the home of The European Tour as part of the European Golf Federations Conference and took time out from the gathering to each hand their Bid Documents to George O’Grady, Chief Executive of The European Tour.

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