The 2016 Olympics are over. The Olympic torch is put away and the Olympic flame is extinguished. But there is another important event approaching in the world of golf -- the Ryder Cup -- and the PGA of America is borrowing an idea from the Olympics and other sports to attract attention and rally fan support.
By PGA of America
In anticipation of the 2016 Ryder Cup, the PGA of America announced plans for the first U.S. Ryder Cup Trophy Tour, to build support and excitement for the United States Ryder Cup Team and the spirit of the Ryder Cup.
The month-long tour, a part of the "We Are 13" fan-engagement initiative to connect, energize and educate fans on the Ryder Cup, tees off on Aug. 29 and concludes Sept. 23, four days before the biennial tradition of golf’s preeminent event begins at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota. "We Are 13" refers to American golf fans across the country who will support the team like the 13th contestant on the 12-player squad.
Golf fans across the United States will have an extraordinary opportunity to show their support for the American team, and get up-close and personal with the Ryder Cup, as the Trophy makes an unprecedented tour later this summer -- traveling 5,000 miles and making 12 stops in 10 cities.
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