2014 Junior Ryder Cup set for Blairgowrie
GLENEAGLES, Scotland -- The 2014 Junior Ryder Cup will be played at Blairgowrie Golf Club just days before the main event takes place 40 minutes away at Gleneagles, European Ryder Cup officials announced Friday. It will be held Sept. 22-23 of that year, with the Ryder Cup played Sept. 26-28.
The Junior Ryder Cup was created in 1997, and since then, players such as Sergio Garcia, Rory McIlroy and Hunter Mahan have played it in and then gone on to the Ryder Cup. The United States and European teams consist of six high-school-aged boys and six girls each.
A few days ago, the U.S. team for the 2012 Junior Ryder Cup was announced. It includes reigning Junior PGA Champion Robby Shelton of Wilmer, Ala., along with Cameron Champ of Sacramento, Calif., and Samantha Wagner of Windermere, Fla., the respective runners-up in the boys' and girls' divisions of the 2012 Junior PGA Championship.
The 2012 Junior Ryder Cup is set for Sept. 24-25 at Olympia Fields (Ill.) Country Club, just down the road from Medinah, which will host the Ryder Cup Sept. 28-30.