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Europe's PGA Ask American Counterparts for More Money to Cover Ryder Cup's Security Costs - 2002-12-26

Talk about adding insult to injury! Golf officials in Europe have asked the Professional Golfers Association of America to pay more money to help cover higher security costs at this year's Ryder Cup.

Europe defeated the United States team, 15.5 to 12.5, at the September event in Sutton-Coldfield, England. The competition had been delayed one year following the following the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington in 2001.

European PGA officials told a Scottish newspaper, The Scotsman they spent $4.4 million on security for the event. That was considerably more than the $800,000 budgeted, reducing the anticipated profits.

Europe's PGA wants its American counterpart to shell out an additional $1.6 million to make up for the shortfall.