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Solheim Cup to be Ryder trial run

Lewine Mair, The Telegraph, 20 April 2000

This year's Solheim Cup at Loch Lomond is being seen in some quarters as a trial run for the Ryder Cup. At a press conference at the venue yesterday, Rhona Brankin, Scotland's Deputy Minister for Culture and Sport, explained that the Scottish Executive is endeavouring to put together a bid for the Ryder Cup in 2009.

Brankin indicated that Scotland could be announced as hosts before the end of this year, with the venue being named in 2001.

Loch Lomond apart, courses such as Gleneagles and Turnberry will obviously come under consideration. However, Loch Lomond should have a head start if this Solheim Cup - from Oct 6-8 - runs to plan......

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