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THE PGA OF AMERICA TO CELEBRATE 2012 RYDER CUP WITH 39TH RYDER CUP GALA

Ryder Cup Medinah 2012WHAT
The 39th Ryder Cup Gala will celebrate the 2012 Ryder Cup as Medinah (Ill.) Country Club plays host to golf’s most patriotic and prestigious international competition. The Gala provides the only opportunity for fans to see the 2012 U.S. and European Ryder Cup teams together outside the grounds of Medinah. The players will be joined their spouses and significant others on the red carpet and onstage during the Gala. Very limited Gala tickets remain available to the public via Ticketmaster.com.

WHO & WHEN
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

·         Red Carpet Arrivals – Beginning at 7 p.m.
·         Doors Open – 7:30 p.m. CDT
·         Gala Begins – 8.30 p.m. CDT

Currently scheduled for red carpet appearance
·         Chicago sports legends Ernie Banks, Richard Dent, Stan Mikita and Scottie Pippen
·         Grammy Award®-Winning Band Chicago (performing)
·         George Lopez, actor and comedian (performing)
·         Justin Timberlake, the first-ever Ambassador for the U.S. Ryder Cup team

Scheduled for red carpet arrival starting at approximately 9 p.m.
·         U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love III
·         European Ryder Cup Captain José María Olazábal
·         The 12 members of the 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup team with spouses/significant others – Keegan Bradley, Jason Dufner, Jim Furyk, Dustin Johnson, Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Phil Mickelson, Webb Simpson, Brandt Snedeker, Steve Stricker, Bubba Watson and Tiger Woods
·         The 12 members of the 2012 European Ryder Cup team with spouses/significant others – Nicolas Colsaerts, Luke Donald, Sergio Garcia, Peter Hanson, Martin Kaymer, Paul Lawrie, Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy, Francesco Molinari, Ian Poulter, Justin Rose and Lee Westwood
·         U.S. Ryder Cup Assistant Captains with spouses/significant others  – Fred Couples, Mike Hulbert, Jeff Sluman and Scott Verplank
·         European Vice Captains with spouses/significant others – Thomas Bjorn, Darren Clarke, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Paul McGinley
·         U.S. and European Ryder Cup Officials with spouses/significant others

Note: Media will be able to attend the Gala opening and return to the red carpet for the Captain/team arrivals.

WHERE
Akoo Theatre
5400 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018