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Ryder Cup will be profitable event

Updated: September 13, 2004, 5:15 PM ET
By Ron Sirak | Golf World

The Ryder Cup Matches at Oakland Hills will generate about $70 million in revenue for the PGA of America, up $5 million from the 1999 Ryder Cup at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass. By comparison, the Masters generates about $44 million in revenue and the U.S. Open $50 million. After expenses, the PGA of America will earn more than $20 million in profit from the Ryder Cup.

Entertainment tents this year sold for $175,000 to $350,000, according to the PGA, down from the $275,000 ...

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