2013 PGA Cup

2013 PGA Cup
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The members of Team USA gathered around Captain Allen Wronowski Sunday after they retained the Llandudno Trophy when the PGA Cup ended in a 13-13 draw.
The PGA of America

Series: PGA

Published: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 | 4:01 p.m.

Dates: September 20-22, 2013
Venue: Hunting Course, DeVere Slaley Hall
Location: Northumberland, England
2011 Recap: Relive the 25th PGA Cup 
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SCORING: See all the results from the Hunting Course at Slaley Hall

PLAYER PROFILES: United States TeamGreat Britain & Ireland Team

PGA CUP LINKS: Official media guideFact sheetAbout the Llandudno Trophy

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SUNDAY: United States retains PGA Cup, but GB&I charges in singles to force draw
Dan Greenwood holed a five-foot par putt on the 18th green Sunday afternoon to secure a 13-13 draw in the 26th PGA Cup. Greenwood capped a sizzling singles session by Great Britain & Ireland to erase a five-point deficit, as the home side posted a 7 1/2 to 2 1/2 score in the 10 singles matches.
--Captain's Blog: PGA Cup represents all that's right with golf

My week as an embedded reporter with Team USA at the 2013 PGA Cup
What’s it like to be part of an elite golf team at an international event? PGA.com’s John Kim found out at the PGA Cup, where he was privy to everything from team meetings to rules discussions to banter on the team radio. Check out his ''insider'' report.

SATURDAY: United States leads by five points after second day of team play
Great Britain & Ireland threw a punch at the United States team Saturday afternoon with a four-ball performance for the ages that could have turned the PGA Cup upside down. But the Americans delivered their own counter punch, and built a 10.5 to 5.5 lead prior to Sunday’s 10 singles matches.
--Captain's Blog: I'm happy, but we all know nothing's decided yet

FRIDAY: USA rides a pair of sizzling partners to 6-2 lead on Day 1
American football has its "two-minute drill" – a series of well-crafted plays to beat the clock. The U.S. Team, with Captain Allen Wronowski on the sidelines at Slaley Hall, ran the "two-person drill" Friday to open the 26th premier international event for PGA Professionals.
--Captain's Blog: Team USA will come out firing on Saturday

Team USA to send veteran firepower out first in Friday Morning Foursomes

U.S. Captain Allen Wronowski said he wanted to give his team a chance to start strong on Opening Day, so he’s put some proven winners out first. Bob Denney breaks down the players and pairings that will make up the first session at Slaley Hall.
U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Tom Watson calls to support PGA Cup Team
U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Tom Watson made his version of a long distance pre-game speech Thursday, providing tips and words of encouragement for the U.S. PGA Cup Team as it prepares to defend the Llandudno Trophy.
Captain's Blog: Team USA is ready and loaded for bear
United States Captain Allen Wronowski has been working toward this week for six years, and the time to tee it up is finally here. Team USA has a ''tall mountain to climb,'' he says, but he's confident that his charges will play with pride, with passion and with one singular goal: Win!
Why you would love the PGA Cup if you gave it a chance 
Perhaps the question PGA.com's John Kim has been asked the most in his years working in the golf industry is, "What's your favorite golf event to attend?" His answer never fails to surprise, but it's totally sincere: It's the PGA Cup. His explanation just might convert you as well.
Barham makes PGA Cup debut near third anniversary of cancer recovery
Next month, PGA teaching professional Benn Barham of Kent, England, will mark the third anniversary of his awakening to a new chapter in life – recovery from kidney cancer. This week, however, the 37-year-old Barham will make his first appearance for Great Britain & Ireland in the prestigious PGA Cup.
--Wednesday Notebook: Secret to winning PGA Cup lies in the valley 
Great Britain & Ireland will have a full 10-member roster of rookies this year, while the United States will have six first-time competitors. But while some players have more match-play experience than others, the difference between veterans and rookies might be shrinking based on the depth of talent worldwide.
--Five great moments in PGA Cup history
The United States will send six rookies and four veterans into the premier international showcase for PGA club professionals. The 10-member squad was determined at the 95th PGA Championship, concluding a two-year points system that comprises the past two PGA Professional National Championships and two PGA Championships.
Russell Weir, the 2011 GB&I captain and joint record-holder for PGA Cup appearances, will have the chance to avenge his team’s loss to the United States in 2011. "I am absolutely over the moon and it's great to have another go to make up for last time," said Weir, the former PGA head professional at Cowal Golf Club. "It's another chance to get my hands on that trophy and to win it for the PGA."
Format: Identical to the Ryder Cup, play includes two days of foursomes (two-man teams in alternate shot) and four-ball (two-man teams in better ball) and a final day of singles (18 holes at match play).
Prize Money and Honors: No prize money is awarded. Members of both teams compete solely for their country and their country’s right of possession of the Llandudno International Golf Trophy.
History: The PGA Cup originated in 1973 at Pinehurst (N.C.) Country Club as a match-play competition between the top PGA club professionals from United States and Europe. It was held annually until 1984, when it was switched to a biennial event at alternating sites. The teams began with nine players, but the rosters were expanded to 10 in 1988. From 1973-88, the European team was comprised of PGA club professionals from Great Britain and Ireland. The format was changed from 1990-94, opening up qualifying spots to professionals throughout Europe. The selection process was revised in 1996 to feature only Great Britain & Ireland players.





I think having John Kim along for the trip was the deciding factor. Congrats to Team USA!


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