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  Tuesday, 24 September, 2002, 02:52 GMT 03:52 UK
Ryder Cup countdown
Armed police guard the gates to the course as part of a huge security opeartion
Armed police guard the course as part of the biggest security operation the Ryder Cup has ever seen

A member of staff prepares the scoreboard
The scoreboard is prepared to welcome the massive crowd that is expected to visit the event this year

A groundsman prepares a bunker
A groundsman works hard on making the sand look perfect at a bunker on the ninth hole

Ground staff spray the green at the tenth hole
Great care and attention is also lavished on The Belfry's greens to have them at their peak

Europe's Swedish player Jesper Parnevik tests out the course
Europe's Jesper Parnevik tests out the rigours of the tenth hole

Sam Torrance and Curtis Strange meet at a press conference on Monday
Rival captains Sam Torrance (Europe) and Curtis Strange (USA) give their pre-event views on Monday

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