Gallery: Ryder Cup 2014 Gala Dinner

Some images from the Ryder Cup Gala Dinner, which took place on Wednesday

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European players, wives and girlfriends at the Ryder Cup Gala Dinner
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Some images from the Ryder Cup Gala Dinner, which took place on Wednesday night

Last night, European and American Ryder Cuppers were joined by their other halves and a selection of guests for the Ryder Cup Gala Dinner.

This year's event took place at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow.

The Ryder Cup Gala dinner has become one of the most anticipated events of Ryder Cup week, giving European and USA players a chance to mingle ahead of the start of the matches.

It's also an evening where non-playing attendees garner as much attention as the players.

Tom Watson and his vice captains were joined by players and wives for a group shot outside the venue, as were Paul McGinley and his men.

Photographers were also granted access to a selection of European players, wives and girlfriends before they set off for the Gala Dinner.

Today sees the final day of practice before pairings are announced ahead of the first day's play at Gleneagles.

The action gets underway at 7.25am tomorrow morning.

Some images from the Gala Dinner:

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The European team at the Ryder Cup Gala Dinner

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The American team, wives, girlfriends and guests outside the the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow

The Europeans are joined by their wives and girlfriends

Martin Kaymer, Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell, Victor Dubuisson and Jose Maria Olazabal

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A selection of European players, wives and girlfriends

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Sergio Garcia with partner Katharina Boehm

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Kate and Justin Rose

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Jamie Donaldson and girlfriend Kathryn Tagg

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Rose and Rickie Fowler share a joke about the most scrutinised haircut in golf

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Jim and Tabitha Furyk with Phil and Amy Mickelson

 

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