In celebration of the 40th Ryder Cup, four PGA of America officers will ring the opening bell Wednesday morning at the NASDAQ stock exchange in New York.
PGA of America Chief Executive Officer Pete Bevacqua, President Ted Bishop, Vice President Derek Sprague and Secretary Paul Levy are scheduled to participate.
PGA of America's officers are in New York, along with U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson, to announce the captain's picks for this year's event, to be held at Gleneagles in Scotland from Sept. 26-28. The announcement will be carried live on www.PGA.com and www. RyderCup.com, beginning at 7 p.m. ET.
According to the NASDAQ press release, "The Ryder Cup is one of the world's most popular sporting events and the pre-eminent international team event in golf. This year, the event will take place at Gleneagles in Scotland from Sept. 26-28, as America's best professional golfers take on Europe's premier players and attempt to reclaim the famed Ryder Cup from the strong European team."
Opening and closing bell ceremonies at the NASDAQ are carefully scripted down to the exact minute and "choreographed by a professional event planner," according to the NASDAQ site. It's not only broadcast live by most of the major cable financial networks, but also available as a streaming feed from the NASDAQ website.