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PGA settles Ryder Cup caddie dispute

The PGA of America moved swiftly to settle a dispute with the U.S. Ryder Cup team's caddies, who had complained it would cost them money to attend a practice session at Brookline on Monday.

Ten of the 12-strong American team, plus their caddies, will fly by private charter to Boston to play The Country Club, which hosts the match against Europe Sept. 24-26. The loopers were then required to finance their return trips either to the next PGA TOUR stop in Vancouver or to their homes.

But a jubilant Brian Sullivan, who carries for World Match Play Champion Jeff Maggert, said: "We heard late on Wednesday that they have agreed to pay for our air tickets. This is terffic news because it was going to cost me something like $800 to be at the practice."

The caddies will also be paid a $1,000 stipend, which they will receive when they arrive in Brookline for the match next month.

AP