USA's Model Teamwork in the 25th PGA Cup is Featured in Hour-Long Program on Golf Channel

The PGA of America

Series: PGA Cup

Published: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 | 3:46 p.m.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - The United States' impressive team performance in the 25th PGA Cup will be featured in an hour-long highlight program, which debuts Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 9:30 p.m. ET, on Golf Channel.

Guided by Captain and PGA Honorary President Jim Remy of Ludlow, Vt., and composed of 10 PGA club professionals, the Americans defeated Great Britain & Ireland, 17 1/2 to 8 1/2, last month, at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif. The U.S. triumph, by the identical final score that it posted in its 2009 victory in Loch Lomond, Scotland, kept alive a streak of never having lost the Llandudno International Golf Trophy on home soil.

The highlight program includes two U.S. shotmaking moments that earned "Top 10 Plays" recognition by ESPN – just the second hole-in-one in PGA Cup history, posted by Danny Balin of Greenwich, Conn.; and an eagle approach from the fairway by unbeaten rookie Marty Jertson of Phoenix, Ariz.

The PGA Cup highlight program will be replayed on Golf Channel, Monday, Oct. 31 at 4 p.m. ET, and Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 11:30 a.m. ET.

The United States PGA Cup Team included: Balin, Scott Erdmann, Tigard, Ore.; David Hutsell, Baltimore, Md.; Faber Jamerson, Appomattox, Va.; Jertson; Brad Lardon, College Station, Texas; Rob McClellan, Butler, Pa.; Mark Sheftic, Blue Bell, Pa.; Sonny Skinner, Sylvester, Ga.; and Mike Small, Champaign, Ill.

Begun in 1973 at Pinehurst, N.C., The PGA Cup is structured after the Ryder Cup and brings together 10-member teams of the PGA of America's professionals facing a 10-member team from Great Britain & Ireland. The United States owns a 17-5-3 overall record.

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