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2010 Ryder Cup in numbers

Celtic Manor's first tee
The Celtic Manor has waited nine years the first Ryder Cup in Wales

Wales is ready to stage the 38th Ryder Cup in the first propose-built Ryder Cup course at Celtic Manor.

Golf is usually a game all about keeping the high numbers off your scorecard - but for the 2010 Ryder Cup organisers it seems that the bigger the number the better the spectacle.

Here is BBC Sport's at-a-glance guide to the 2010 Ryder Cup in numbers:-

1 Ryder Cup trophy.

2 opposing captains.

3 dormouse crossings have been built for the 2010 Ryder Cup.

9 new holes on the Twenty Ten course, nine revamped and remodelled holes from the old Wentwood Hills championship course.

16 million spent by the Celtic Manor on redeveloping the Twenty Ten course and clubhouse, making it the first purpose-built course in Ryder Cup history.

20 kilometres of rope to cordon off the Twenty Ten course.

24 players making up the European and American team at the 2010 Ryder Cup.

27 million pound spent on 'legacy infrastructure' by the Welsh Assembly Government.

49 planning conditions were adhered to in Twenty Ten course and clubhouse build.

80 live cameras on course plus 60 microphones will bring viewers and listeners the best of the action.

90 kilometres of TV fibre cable to 30 outside broadcast vehicles for 50 different broadcasters of the 2010 Ryder Cup.

120 is the length in metres of new bridge to practice ground.

320 golf buggies will be used on-course by TV/catering/ground workers/sponsors and team members over the Ryder Cup weekend.

333 rooms at the Celtic Manor hotel.

600 telephone lines have been installed for the Ryder Cup.

850 TV staff will work the 2010 Ryder Cup.

1,000 accredited media will attend Celtic Manor.

1,400 acres of Usk Valley covered by the Celtic Manor.

1,500 on-course grandstand seats for the anticipated 45,000-a-day spectators.

1,500 kilogrammes of Welsh cheese will be sold over the week at the Celtic Manor

1860 was when the first Celtic Manor house was built by South Wales coal mine owner and first coal millionaire Thomas Powell.

1980 was when Terry Matthews bought the former manor house and Celtic Manor maternity hospital.

3,290 is the amount of days between Wales being awarded the 2010 Ryder Cup and staging the Ryder Cup's first day.

7,378 is the length in yards of Celtic Manor's Twenty Ten course.

8,000 hospitality meals will be served each match day of the 2010 Ryder Cup.

20,550 car parking spaces for spectators to the Ryder Cup.

30,000 toilet rolls will be used by guests to the 2010 Ryder Cup.

45,000 bin liners will be used over the week to dispose of the rubbish at Celtic Manor.

50,000 latex gloves will be used by the 300-strongarmy of cleaners at the 2010 Ryder Cup

55,000 breakfast rolls will be eaten by spectators at the 2010 Ryder Cup.

500,000 litres of water will be used each day at Celtic Manor.

620,000,000 households will watch the 2010 Ryder Cup in 195 countries around the world.



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see also
Billions await Ryder Cup tee-off
22 Sep 10 |  Golf
European Ryder Cup team profiles
29 Aug 10 |  Golf
US Ryder Cup team profiles
07 Sep 10 |  Golf
Ryder Cup coverage
22 Sep 10 |  Golf


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