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Crackdown on fraudulent Ryder Cup tickets springs into action

Ryder Cup officials have launched a new website aimed at helping people avoid the sting of purchasing a fraudulent ticket for this year’s event at Gleneagles.

Tournament tickets are non-transferable are can be easy to trace back to the original purchaser, so the new website works to confirm the validity of genuine tickets purchased from an official source.

However, those who purchase tickets which have been fraudulently sold on or purchased from an unauthorised seller will be warned that their tickets is not valid and likely turned away at the gates.

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

There is expected to be more than 250,000 people at the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles this year when the US and Europe take to the greens. The action starts on September 23, so make sure to keep right up to date with all the breaking news and other stories.

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