Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Tour Notebook

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Tour Notebook

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Byline: Garry Smits, Times-Union sports writer

2004 RYDER CUP: SPIRITED, YET CIVIL

Hal Sutton and Bernhard Langer, the Ryder Cup captains for the 2004 matches at Oakland Hills, met with the media yesterday at the Oak Hill Country Club and reiterated their promise for a continuation of the sportsmanship and civility that marked the 2002 matches at The Belfry, in London.

"It's a responsibility we all have to bear at all times, not just the American players but the European players," Sutton said.

However, Sutton and Langer did not want all emotion and spirit to be drained of the event. They simply want the competition to stay on the other side of the line that was crossed at The Country Club in 1999, when exuberant U.S. players and boisterous fans resulted in worldwide criticism.

"It's still going to be competitive," Langer said.

Sutton said he favored more controls over alcohol sales to fans at the course, which were in place last year at The Belfry. …

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