Weir Blog: Sunday

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.


Great Britain & Ireland Captain Russell Weir (right) posed with U.S. Captain Jim Remy and the Llandudno Trophy before the singles matches on Sunday. (Montana Pritchard/The PGA of America)

Editor's Note: Each day during the 25th PGA Cup at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif., Great Britain & Ireland Captain Russell Weir will file an entry. The 59-year-old, who is in his 30th year as PGA Head Professional at Cowal Golf Club in Dunoon, Scotland, is making his debut as GB&I captain. Weir, however, is no stranger to the PGA Cup. He competed in eight as a player -- tied for most appearances in PGA Cup history. Here is his final blog.

By Russell Weir, Great Britain & Ireland Captain

SAN MARTIN, Calif. – It wasn’t the result we were hoping for, but it was a fantastic week overall. We came up against a very strong American team and they deserved their victories. All credit to the U.S. Congratulations to the players and Captain Remy.

Last night, we knew we had a large task ahead of us if we were to make a comeback, but the atmosphere in the team room was great. Everyone was upbeat and positive. We had a very good meeting. The harmony was there and it always will be.

There were a lot of close singles matches today and though our boys came up short, they played like bulldogs. That’s what they are – British Bulldogs. That’s a great way to put it.

The thing that I’ll remember most about this week, aside from the beautiful surroundings at CordeValle, is the harmony we had within our team. A lot of friendships were made since coming over here and those will last for a lifetime. That’s what’s so special about the PGA Cup.

Everyone has made us feel so welcome this week. We’ve had a great time.

The PGA Cup – these matches – have been on my mind from the time I was named captain. It exceeded every expectation that I had. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a great trip and a great experience.

My final thoughts for this PGA Cup are that it’s given a lot of guys their first experience in this terrific competition. Just like when I was a player, I’m sure they’ll want more now. I wish them every success.

If the opportunity ever presented itself, I would absolutely love to come back as captain.