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Dates announced for 37th Ryder Cup at Valhalla GC
The biennial contest will be the largest international sports event held in Kentucky. Valhalla, designedby Jack Nicklaus and opened in 1986, has been host to the 1996 and 2000 PGA Championships, the 2002 PGA Professional National Championship and the 2004 Senior PGA Championship.
The date for The 2008 Ryder Cup was announced by PGA of America President, Roger Warren, who said, "The PGA of America joins the city of Louisville and the Commonwealth of Kentucky with great anticipation of The 37th Ryder Cup coming to Valhalla Golf Club. Kentuckians know what it means to be outstanding hosts and model sports fans. The 37th edition of The Ryder Cup will be an opportunity to showcase Louisville, Kentucky and the game of golf to the world."
Valhalla Golf Club, ranked No. 70 in the most recent list of "America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses," by Golf Digest, was the scene of Tiger Woods' PGA Championship playoff victory over Bob May in 2000.
The 36th Ryder Cup at The K Club, Straffan, Co. Kildare, Ireland, was played from Sept. 22-24, 2006, with the Europeans scoring their second straight 18 1/2-9 1/2 victory. The Celtic Manor Resort in Wales will host The 2010 Ryder Cup; Medinah Golf Club, Illinois, in 2012; The Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland, in 2014; Hazeltine National Golf Club, Minnesota in 2016 and Whistling Straits, Wisconsin in 2020.