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The PGA Cup is a men's golf competition for club professionals played between a Great Britain and Ireland
Ireland
team and a United States
United States
team. The winning team is presented with the Llandudno Trophy. The competition is run by the British PGA and the PGA of America. It was first played in 1973 and was an annual event until 1984, after which it became biennial.[1] The 2017 PGA Cup, the 28th contest, was held on the Longcross course at Foxhills Golf
Golf
Club, Ottershaw, Surrey
Surrey
from 15 to 17 September and was won by Great Britain and Ireland
Ireland
by a score of 16 to 10, their second successive victory.[2]

Contents

1 History 2 Trophy 3 Format 4 Results 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

History[edit] The first two contests, at Pinehurst, North Carolina
North Carolina
in 1973 and 1974, were contested for the Diamondhead Cup. Diamondhead Corp. was the owner of Pinehurst and sponsored the event. From 1975, the event was organised by the two PGAs and became known as the PGA Cup.[3] In 1990 the event was opened up to the golfers from continental Europe[4] but from 1996 the British PGA team was again restricted to players from Great Britain and Ireland. Trophy[edit] The trophy was first used for the Llandudno International Golf
Golf
Trophy contested by the leading professionals from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. The first tournament was held in September 1938 and Llandudno council presented a silver trophy to the P.G.A. for the winning team. Percy Alliss, the captain of the winning English team, took possession of the trophy. It was intended that the tournament would be the first of a series of matches but the Second World War interrupted these plans and the contests were not restarted after the war. During Alliss's later years, the trophy was returned to the P.G.A. and was then used as the trophy for the PGA Cup.[5][6] Format[edit] The event is contested by teams of ten players over three days, with four foursomes and four fourball matches on each of the first two days, and ten singles matches on the final day. All matches are over 18 holes. The format of the PGA Cup has changed over the years. In 1973 and 1974 it was a two-day competition but in 1975 the event was expanded to three days. In the initial format only 8 of the 9 players contested the singles but from 1977 the whole team play in this session. From 1980 both foursomes and fourballs have been played on the first two days. The team size was increased from 9 to 10 in 1988 and the format has been unchanged since then, the only variation being the order of the foursomes or fourballs on the first two days.

Year Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Total Points

Morning Afternoon Morning Afternoon Morning Afternoon

1973–74 4 foursomes 4 fourballs 8 singles – 16

1975–76 4 foursomes 4 fourballs 8 singles 16

1977–79 4 foursomes 4 fourballs 9 singles 17

1980 3 fourballs 3 foursomes 3 fourballs 3 foursomes 9 singles 21

1981–84 3 foursomes 3 fourballs 3 fourballs 3 foursomes 9 singles 21

1986 4 foursomes 4 fourballs 4 fourballs 4 foursomes 9 singles 25

1988–2005 4 foursomes 4 fourballs 4 foursomes 4 fourballs 10 singles 26

2007–date 4 foursomes 4 fourballs 4 foursomes 4 fourballs 10 singles 26

or or

4 fourballs 4 foursomes 4 fourballs 4 foursomes

Results[edit]

Year Winners Score Host country Venue USA captain GB&I captain

2017 GB&I 16–10 England Foxhills Club & Resort Paul K. Levy Albert MacKenzie

2015 GB&I 13½–12½ USA CordeValle, California Allen Wronowski Jon Bevan

2013 Tied 13–13 England Slaley Hall Allen Wronowski Russell Weir

2011 USA 17½–8½ USA CordeValle, California Jim Remy Russell Weir

2009 USA 17½–8½ Scotland The Carrick on Loch Lomond Brian Whitcomb Gary Alliss

2007 USA 13½–12½ USA Reynolds Plantation, Georgia Roger Warren Gary Alliss

2005 GB&I 15–11 Ireland K Club M.G. Orender Jim Farmer

2003 USA 19–7 USA Port St Lucie, Florida Jack Connelly and Will Mann David Jones

2000 USA 13½–12½ Wales Celtic Manor Ken Lindsay David Llewellyn

1998 USA 17–9 USA Broadmoor Resort, Colorado Tom Addis III Craig Defoy

1996 Tied 13–13 Scotland Gleneagles Gary Schaal Craig Defoy

1994 USA 15–11 USA PGA National, Florida Dick Smith Michael Ingham

1992 USA 15–11 Ireland K Club Patrick J. Rielly Paul Leonard

1990 USA 19–7 USA Kiawah Island, South Carolina James Ray Carpenter Richard Bradbeer

1988 USA 15½–10½ England The Belfry Mickey Powell David Huish

1986 USA 16–9 USA Knollwood, Illinois Mark Kizziar Derek Nash

1984 GB&I 12½–8½ Scotland Turnberry Joe Black Keith Hockey

1983 GB&I 14½–6½ Scotland Muirfield Joe Black Keith Hockey

1982 USA 13½–7½ USA Holston Hills, Tennessee Don Padgett David Jones

1981 Tied 10½–10½ USA Turnberry Isle, Florida Joe Black Doug Smith

1980 USA 15–6 USA Oaktree, Oklahoma Don Padgett David Talbot

1979 GB&I 12½–4½ Isle of Man Castletown Don Padgett Bill Watson

1978 GB&I 10½–6½ England St Mellion Henry Poe Tommy Horton

1977 Tied 8½–8½ USA Mission Hills, California Henry Poe Jack Hargreaves

1976 USA 9½–6½ England Moortown Frank Cardi George Will

1975 USA 9½–6½ England Hillside Don Padgett Christy O'Connor Snr

1974 USA 11½–4½ USA Pinehurst, North Carolina Henry Poe Brian Hutchinson

1973 USA 13–3 USA Pinehurst, North Carolina William Clarke Tom Haliburton

United States
United States
have won 17 times, Great Britain & Ireland
Ireland
7 times with 4 ties.

See also[edit]

List of American PGA Cup golfers List of Great Britain and Ireland
Ireland
PGA Cup golfers

References[edit]

^ "PGA Cup". Professional Golfers' Association (Great Britain and Ireland). Retrieved 31 October 2014.  ^ Inglis, Martin (18 September 2017). "GB&I thump USA in singles to win PGA Cup". bunkered.  ^ "Local man is golf guru".  ^ " Golf
Golf
opening". The Times. 20 February 1990. p. 42.  ^ Peter Fry. "Llandudno International Golf
Golf
Trophy" (PDF). Through the Green. Retrieved 1 November 2014.  ^ "Llandudno International Trophy". Professional Golfers' Association (Great Britain and Ireland). Retrieved 3 November 2014. 

External links[edit]

Official site of British PGA Official site of PGA of America PGA Cup 2017

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