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The Ryder Cup

By The Numbers

By Brian Weis

With the golf world fresh off another scintillating Masters, it's exciting to think ahead to the next Ryder Cup in September at Hazeltine National near Minneapolis. There is no more electric competition in the sport - pitting America vs. Europe/Great Britain/Ireland - and Premier Golf has been the exclusive Ryder Cup package provider in North America since the "War by the Shore" (1991). Premier Golf's executive team are experts on everything Ryder Cup. If you can imagine flying on a private jet with the U.S. Ryder Cup team - picture putts being rolled down the aisle at 37,500 feet - then you understand Premier Golf's unique insight. With that in mind, following is Premier Golf's "Ryder Cup by the Numbers."

2 - Ties in Ryder Cup history (1989 Europe retains Cup, 1969 USA retains Cup)
4 - Most Ryder Cup wins as captain (Walter Hagen)
6 - Number of holes-in-one since 1927 (5 Europe/Great Britain/Ireland and 1 USA)
12 - Consecutive Ryder Cup's attended by Premier Golf President Jim Ward
13 - Number of Europe/GB&I Team victories over USA
15 - Separate security agencies monitoring 2016 Ryder Cup safety
17 - Inches tall of the actual Ryder Cup (nine inches wide, weighting four pounds)
19 - Age of youngest Ryder Cup Player ever (Sergio Garcia, 1999)
23 - Most matches won in Ryder Cup career (Nick Faldo)
25 - Number of USA Team victories over Europe/GB&I
34 - Age of youngest Ryder Cup Captain (Arnold Palmer, 1963)
41st - Number of Ryder Cup competitions when held this fall
51 - Age of oldest Ryder Cup Player (Ray Floyd, 1993)
65 - Age of oldest Ryder Cup Captain (Tom Watson, 2014)
80 - Approximate number of charter busses arranged for 2016 Premier Golf guests
100 - VIP Seats daily in 2016 Premier Golf Chalet at Hazeline National (16th hole)
$3495 - Price per person (in USD) for the 2016 Mystic Lake Casino Ryder Cup Package
24,000 - Population of Chaska, Minn., location of Hazeltine National
25,000 - Approximate number of Ryder Cup travelers Premier Golf has sent since 1991
$135,000,000 - Estimated economic impact (USD) to Minneapolis-St Paul for 2016 Ryder Cup

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About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.

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