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Hospitality industry learning importance of Ryder cup

Even without Tiger Woods, the Ryder Cup is expected to draw more than 200,000 spectators to Valhalla in September.  Members of the hospitality industry are being briefed on the importance of treating the out-of-town guests well.

It will be Louisville's moment to shine in the international spotlight, since it's the largest such event ever hosted by the city.

The Ryder Cup is coming to town, with just 80 days to go.  Shirts, towels, hats, all the Ryder Cup merchandise is in the stores.

Tournament Director Tara Guenthner reminds members of Louisville's hospitality industry that 1500 reporters from all over the world will be coming to Louisville.  So it's important that those in the hospitality industry make a good impression.

People representing 250 corporations, 10% of them from overseas, will attend the Ryder Cup.

For those of us from here who don't have tickets to the Ryder Cup, there is the Cup Experience.  It includes live concerts at 4th Street Live and the "Cup Zone" -- golf lessons, demonstrations, and an indoor driving range at the downtown Convention Center.

The planning has been going on for years, now it's down to just 80 days.

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