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Europe ask PGA to help with Ryder Cup costs

European Ryder Cup officials will seek $1.6 million from the PGA of America to help offset the cost of increased security at the event.

The request comes because of the higher cost of staging the Ryder Cup at the Belfry in September, The Scotsman newspaper reported Tuesday. The matches were postponed one year because of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

The Europeans spent $4.4 million on security, substantially more than the anticipated $800,000.

As a result, Europe's anticipated profit from the showcase event, won by the Europeans 151/2-121/2, will be lower than expected. The final total has not been released.

The Europeans raised the idea of financial assistance at the Masters this year and are expected to discuss the issue during the international golf trade show in Florida next month, according to The Scotsman.

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