All week, Ryan Benzel of Bothell, Wash., a PGA teaching professional from Tulalip, Wash., has provided an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the 24th PGA Cup. This is his final installment.
On the verge of being blown out on their home soil. Team GB&I instead sprung to life Saturday with a 3-1 rally over Team USA in the morning four-ball matches at The Carrick.
Proving their 3-1 morning foursomes whipping of Team GB&I was no fluke Friday, Team USA took three of four points from the Europeans in the afternoon four-balls for a 6-2 lead at the 24th PGA Cup.
Sonny Skinner had to leap from a speeding golf cart before it crashed into a bunker Friday, then rebounded to team with Kyle Flinton to win their match and set the stage for a big morning foursomes session for Team USA.
Captains Brian Whitcomb of Team USA and Gary Aliss of Team Great Britain and Ireland kept a close eye on the respective teams during Tuesday's practice session at The Carrick, and both men were impressed by what they saw from their players.
Nestled among the most breathtaking scenery that Scotland has to offer, The Carrick is a traditional heathland course featuring pot bunkers, closely mown hollows and plantings of gorse and heather.