Originally created 05/28/03

Ticket plan announced for 2004 Ryder Cup



BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. -- The PGA of America opened registration for tickets to the 2004 Ryder Cup to the general public Tuesday.

Each day, 20,000 tickets will be made available to those who want to attend the 35th Ryder Cup, which will be held Sept. 14-19 at Oakland Hills Country Club outside of Detroit.

Entries will be accepted at the Ryder Cup Web site from Tuesday through Aug. 15.

A random lottery drawing to determine ticket purchasers will be held Sept. 30, and the results will be announced Oct. 15.

Unlike previous Ryder Cups, daily tickets will be made available. A maximum of two weekly tickets or four daily tickets per person may be purchased.

Applicants will be charged for the tickets Oct. 1 if they are selected in the drawing.

Daily tickets will range from $40 early in the week to $100 on Sunday.

A season ticket, which provides access to all six days and opening ceremonies, is $275.

The United States, which will be captained by Hal Sutton, lost last year at The Belfry when Europe won by the largest margin in 17 years.

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