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Dates announced for 37th Ryder Cup at Valhalla GC

Roger Warren, President of the PGA of America, recently announced the dates for the 37th Ryder Cup to be played at Valhalla GC in Louisville, Ky. The biennial event is scheduled to take place Sept. 19-21, 2008. The Ryder Cup will be the largest international sports event ever held in Kentucky.

March 15, 2006

The PGA of America has announced that The 37th Ryder Cup at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, will be played from Sept.19-21, 2008. The biennial contest will be the largest international sports event held in Kentucky while the Jack Nicklaus-designed Valhalla -- which 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, will be played from September 22-24 this year. 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.

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