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Torrance against Ryder Cup payment for players

New Europe captain Sam Torrance is not in favour of players being paid to play in the Ryder Cup.

After his appointment for the 2001 clash against the United States was announced on Wednesday, the Scot made it clear he would not want his players to get money.

"I know it's right (not to be paid). It's tradition. We have never been paid to play in the Ryder Cup," Torrance said.

"If they want to give 100,000 pounds ($159,900) to each player's personal charity, that's fine. But the players, as individuals, do not need to be paid. You are part of a team that is pretty prestigious."