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35TH Ryder Cup Matches SOLD OUT — more than 102,000 tickets requested

May 01, 2003 — Please do not call the ryder cup office to check on the status of your ticket application. Ticket drawing results will be released October 15, 2003 and sent to everyone who submitted an application either confirming acceptance or declining your application via email (if applicable) or us mail.

If you have not yet been notified as to the status of your ticket application, please do not call the ryder cup office. Send your name, confirmation number, and contact information in an email to you will receive a response in 48 hours. Thank you.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL — Today's random drawing for tickets to the 35th Ryder Cup Matches comes from an American record of more than 102,000 ticket requests, ensuring a sell out for the Matches at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Township, Mich., Sept.14-19, 2004. Fans whose applications were selected will be notified by Oct. 15, 2003.

Registration began on May 27 this year and concluded August 15. The record number of requests from all 50 States and 40 countries easily topped the nearly 80,000 ticket requests that were received in 1999 when the Matches were held in Boston.

The gallery will be limited to 38,000 per day, but unlike previous Ryder Cup Matches, daily tickets were also made available, which will allow more fans to experience the event. A maximum of two weekly tickets, or, four daily tickets per person were available to be purchased. Applicants will be charged for Ryder Cup tickets by Oct. 5, 2003, only if they are selected in the drawing.

A limited number of corporate hospitality opportunities remain available by contacting the Ryder Cup Office at 248-626-2003. Official Ryder Cup Travel Packages, which include tickets to the Matches and accommodations, are available through Premier Golf - the official travel company of The PGA of America - at 800-283-4653.

The Ryder Cup Matches are one of the most spirited, exciting and compelling events in sport-covering nearly 80 years, involving the greatest players in the world and producing some of the greatest moments in the game. Ryder Cup Captain Hal Sutton will lead a U.S. Team that bids to win back the Cup in 2004 from Europe, which scored a stunning 15 ½ to 12 ½ victory in 2002 over the United States in the 34th Ryder Cup Matches at The Belfry in Sutton Coldfield, England.

The Ryder Cup Matches is one of several major championships conducted by The PGA of America to promote interest in the game worldwide. Founded in 1916, The PGA is comprised of more than 28,000 men and women golf professionals who are dedicated to growing the game of golf. Proceeds from the Ryder Cup Matches support PGA membership and outreach programs, as well as designated Detroit-area charitable organizations. Additionally, The PGA directs $2.6 million to U.S. Captain and player designated charities and universities of their choice to help fund "Golf: For Business & Life," a PGA Growth of the Game initiative.

Important Dates for Ticketing

May 27, 2003 Ticket Application Acceptance Period Starts
August 15, 2003 Ticket Application Acceptance Period Ends
September 30, 2003 Random Drawing Held
October 15, 2003 Drawing Results Released
August 15, 2004 Ryder Cup Tickets Mailed

If your application is selected, your credit card will be charged on September 30, 2003. TICKET DRAWING RESULTS WILL BE RELEASED OCTOBER 15, 2003 AND SENT TO EVERYONE WHO SUBMITTED AN APPLICATION EITHER CONFIRMING ACCEPTANCE OR DECLINING YOUR APPLICATION VIA EMAIL (IF APPLICABLE) OR US MAIL. If your application is selected your Ryder Cup Tickets will be mailed to the address you provided August 15, 2004.

Outside food or beverage will not be allowed on the grounds.

There will be an enforced "NO RE-ADMISSION POLICY" in place for the 35th Ryder Cup Matches. If a spectator enters the grounds and then chooses to leave, they will need a NEW ticket to re-enter the course.

Ticket Types

Weekly International Pavilion (VIP) Ticket: $425 (SOLD OUT)

The International Pavilion Ticket holder has access to all six days of the Ryder Cup Matches, the opening ceremonies to be held on the grounds of Oakland Hills Country Club the afternoon of Thursday September 16, and The International Pavilion. This exclusive facility will be located in close proximity to the Ryder Cup golf course. There will be elaborate decor, big screen televisions, climate control, upscale food and beverage, sun patio, and a festive atmosphere unique to the Ryder Cup International Pavilion. The place to see and be seen during Ryder Cup week!

Weekly Season Ticket: $275 (SOLD OUT)

The Weekly Season Ticket holder has access to all six days of the Ryder Cup Matches. Including the opening ceremonies to be held on the grounds of Oakland Hills Country Club the afternoon of Thursday September 16.

Daily Tickets: $40 - $100 (SOLD OUT)

Each Daily Ticket holder has access to the Ryder Cup Matches on the day indicated on the ticket.

Daily Practice Round Ticket

Tuesday September 14 - $40

Daily Practice Round Ticket: Wednesday September 15 - $40

Daily Practice Round Ticket: Thursday September 16 - $75

Includes access to the opening ceremonies to be held on the grounds of Oakland hills Country Club the afternoon of September 16.

Daily Ryder Cup Matches Ticket: Friday September 17 - $85

Daily Ryder Cup Matches Ticket: Saturday September 18 - $85

Daily Ryder Cup Matches Ticket: Sunday September 19 - $100

*Neither method of registration increases your chances of selection in the random drawing.

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