In Numbers: Ryder Cup 2014

C&IT brings you the key numbers from the 2014 Ryder Cup, taking place at Gleneagles, Scotland from 26-28 September.

In Numbers: Ryder Cup 2014
In Numbers: Ryder Cup 2014

£100m - estimated value to the Scottish economy from hosting the event

9% - value of Ryder Cup as a percentage of an estimated £1.1bn total annual visitor spend in Scotland

13 - years of planning and preparation to host the event

1973 - last time the Ryder Cup was hosted in Scotland, the home of golf

45,000 - spectators expected per day

250,000 - total spectators, from 96 different countries

7,500 - staff working at the event

100 - chefs preparing meals at Gleneagles during the event

18,000  burgers to be consumed during the event, along with 15,000 teas or coffees, 10,000 portions of fish & chips, 4,500 sandwiches and 1,000 bacon baguettes

28 - number of matches played between Europe & USA across three days of competition

40 - Gleneagles 2014 is the 40th Ryder Cup since its launch in 1927

14 - the magic number of points Europe require to retain the Ryder Cup (USA need 14.5 to win it back)

80 - greenkeepers ensuring the course is in pristine condition for the best golfers in the world

232 - number of bedrooms at host venue Gleneagles, including 26 suites

82 - age of oldest volunteer (youngest is 16), from 25 countries

19 - grandstands around the course, seating 14,278 spectators

500,000 - litres of water used per day

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