Be cautious when buying 2016 Ryder Cup tickets, organizers say

- If you’re still looking to snag tickets to the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club, organizers want you to be cautious about where and who you buy from.

The PGA of America is warning ticket buyers of purchasing through unauthorized sellers.

Organizers say every year they see tickets pop up on various online sites. Ryder Cup director Jeff Hintz says this is a problem because they can’t authenticate tickets sold through a third party.

“Be cautious of the authenticity of where you’re buying from,” Hintz says. “We can only 100 percent back tickets sold by PrimeSport.”

Individual tickets to the weeklong event range from $35 to $750 if bought directly through PGA America. But on sites like Craigslist, tickets were already topping $1,200. One seller was listing a package with tickets, housing and transportation for $10,000.

The 2016 Ryder Cup takes place September 27 through October 2 at Hazeltine in Chaska, Minn. 

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