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Cleanup begins at Valhalla after Ryder Cup

It was six days of excitement for the Ryder Cup at Valhalla.  But a day after TEAM USA's win over Europe, it's time to clean up.

It took three months to get everything assembled for the Ryder Cup at Valhalla, and it'll take three weeks to tear everything down. 

The sign for Sunday's singles score is still up as the U.S. celebrates a big victory over Europe.  Tara Guenthner of the PGA of America calls it, "an amazing event for the Commonwealth and our city."

Several hundred workers are now cleaning up Valhalla.  They're tearing down the stage and clearing out all the tents.

At the same time, it was a day of golf for some of the sponsors, who spent the day on the green.  And for others, it's a day of shopping.

PGA Ryder Cup merchandise is now on sale for 50% off as people buy all those souvenirs.

The city and the Convention and Visitor's Bureau has estimated that Ryder Cup brought in $125 million to the local economy.  Exact figures haven't been released.

City officials say the Ryder Cup was a huge success, with Mayor Abramson saying he spoke to the president and CEO of the PGA, and he assumes another Ryder Cup could be held in Louisville.

The PGA has estimated that attendance totals were 40,000 a day, but the exact numbers are expected later this week.  In the meantime, the focus is on getting Valhalla back to normal.

All of the tents and flooring will now be reused for future PGA events.  The Ryder Cup 50% off sale at Valhalla runs until six Monday night.

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