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Ryder Cup volunteers have to pay for the chance to see the golfers up-close

It takes thousands of workers to stage the Ryder Cup at Valhalla this week.  The volunteers who work the course are not just from the Louisville area.

And they enjoy their work even though they have to pay to do it.

You can see the volunteers in red shirts and khaki pants everywhere.  They help with crowd control, keep the scoreboards up-to-date and assist with registration in the media center.

They say there isn't a better way to get closer to the golfers as they play.  The volunteers paid $222 for the chance to work the Ryder Cup.  They have to work three-hour shifts for three dasy, and the rest of the time they can watch the tournament.

They do receive a ball cap, red shirt, plaque, jacket, and free meals.  Some of them have done this before at previous PGA tournaments held at Valhalla.  One volunteer even came in from Scotland.

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