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Ryder Cup dilemma

10.00am 14th September 2001 - People

PGA officials on both sides of the Atlantic are urgently reviewing the question of whether the Ryder Cup Matches should go ahead at The Belfry from 28th to 30th September.

The latest statement comes from Jim Awtrey, chief executive officer of The PGA of America who last night said, “Like the rest of America we are deeply mourning the tragic loss of life and the series of events that will change the way we live.

“These changes also have an impact on the upcoming Ryder Cup Matches which are to be played in England. We continue to have discussions with US Captain Curtis Strange and have communicated to a number of players that the safety of the team and their families is of the utmost importance.

“It is our desire for the Ryder Cup Matches to go forward. Having said that the magnitude of the Matches requires many logistics which are impacted by the events of this week.

“We are reassessing every logistic connected with the Matches – a process which will take a number of days and which will require input from our government. When our assessment is complete we will make further announcements as appropriate.”

PGA of America www.pga.com

European Tour www.europeantour.com

 

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