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New website to expose fake Ryder Cup tickets launched

Ryder Cup bosses have launched a new website to help tackle ticket fraud ahead of this year’s event at Gleneagles.

Due to the fact that all tournament tickets are non-transferable and are easy to trace back to the original purchaser, the new website confirms the validity of genuine tickets purchased from an official source.

However, for customers with tickets that have been fraudulently sold on or purchased from an unauthorised seller will be warned their ticket(s) are not valid – possibly resulting in them being turned away at the gates.

“Protecting golf fans, our travel customers and hospitality guests against ticket fraud is a responsibility we take very seriously," said Richard Hills, Europe’s Ryder Cup director, adding: “The Ryder Cup Ticket Check website gives consumers peace of mind that their tickets are valid and they will be granted access to Gleneagles.”

The 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, which tees off on September 23, is expected to attract more than 250,000 people when it opens its doors.

Golf fans who would like to check their tickets are genuine can do so by visiting .