In Other News
No other player at CordeValle had the kind of hectic week from start to finish that Mike Small did. At the end of it, though, the Fighting Illini head coach added another huge victory to his ready impressive career record.
The 25th PGA Cup has slipped into the history books, but not before it provided the players, officials and fans an amazing week of golf. Among the highlights were Danny Balin's ace and Marty Jertson's hole-out for eagle.
In the final entry of his PGA Cup blog, United States Captain Jim Remy remarks on the beautiful setting at CordeValle, the new friends he's made and the incredible camaraderie with the players and their families this week.
In the final entry of his PGA Cup blog, Great Britain & Ireland Captain Russell Weir praises the victorious Americans, and stresses that the friendships made among his team members this week will last the rest of their lives.
Marty Jertson was a perfect 3-0 over the first two days, and led off the Sunday singles with yet another stellar performance. Plus, Danny Balin's on the top-10 list, veteran Sonny Skinner clinches the victory, and more.
Danny Balin gave the United States a spark Saturday morning, recording a hole-in-on the 183-yard seventh hole. The only previous ace in PGA Cup play came from Great Britain-Ireland Captain Russell Weir in 1986.
CordeValle is facing the unusual task of hosting the PGA Cup and a PGA Tour event in the span of a mere few weeks. Instead of being intimidated, though, the staff is excited about the chance to show off the facility.
Every artist appreciates validation, and prominent course designer Robert Trent Jones Jr. is no different. He's certainly getting his share this week, as players and fans alike are raving about CordeValle.