2001 Ryder Cup Security Heightens


In an attempt to thwart conduct similar to that which tainted the 1999 Ryder Cup in Brookline, Mass., it was announced Friday that new security measures would be imparted at England's Belfry course for September's 2001 edition of the event.
Twelve-hundred marshals and guards will be on hand, with close-circuit television cameras used for monitoring crowd behavior. In addition, alcohol will not be sold on the premise.
European captain Sam Torrance made the statement that his team would participate in the most responsible of fashions during the course of the competition.
'There is one thing in golf that is bigger than the Ryder Cup,' he said, 'and that is the game itself, and its reputation throughout the world. We have to uphold that reputation.'
'It's important to get the event back on the right track as we have done on every other occasion,' he added. 'That should be the priority going into every Ryder Cup.'