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Gleneagles Ryder Cup victory dismissed
Rumours golf event will be in Scotland 'pure
thisissouthwales.co.uk, 7 November 2000
Ryder Cup chiefs have denied reports that Scotland's
Gleneagles course will host the 2009 tournament.
Reports suggested the famous Scottish centre had beaten off
competition from Slaley Hall in Northumberland and Celtic Manor in Wales to win
the right to stage the bi-annual America v Europe showdown.
But officials behind the Scottish bid insisted they had not
heard from competition chiefs and dismissed the reports as "pure
Bosses at Hastings International, which is promoting the
bid, said: "No-one from the PGA has been in contact with anyone from Scotland's
Ryder Cup bid.
"We are still operating on the understanding that a
decision on the country will be made at the end of January and the venue will
be announced at the Ryder Cup at The Belfry in September 2001."
Other Scottish courses putting their names in the hat for
the Cup include St Andrews, Loch Lomond, Carnoustie and Muirfield.
Officials launched the £30 million bid to host golf's
biggest event at the end of October.
It is thought the Cup could generate £67 million for
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