A brief history of the PGA Cup

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The PGA Cup was first played in 1973 and is a biennial competition between PGA Professional of the PGA of Great Britain and Ireland and the PGA of America.

The 2019 PGA Cup, the 29th edition of the event, was played at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas. It was won by the United States in historic fashion, 14-12. The 2022 edition will be held for the second time at Foxhills Club in Surrey, England. Foxhills also hosted in 2017, when Team GB&I won 16-10.

The event is considered the pinnacle for any PGA professional, as the two teams compete in a Ryder Cup format to win the Llandudno International Trophy.

Format

The event is contested by teams of 10 players over 3 days, with four four-way matches and four four-ball matches on each of the first two days, and 10 singles matches on the final day.

Signaling during the 30th PGA Cup at Foxhills Golf Club on September 13, 2022 in Ottershaw, England. (Photo by Matthew Harris/PGA of America)

Results
Year — Location — Score (GB&I – US)

2019 — Barton Creek Resort, Texas, USA — 12 – 14

2017 — Foxhills Club & Resort, England — 16 – 10

2015 — CordeValle, California, USA — 13½ – 12½

2013 — De Vere Slaley Hall, England — 13 – 13

2011 — CordeValle, California, USA — 8½ – 17½

2009 — The Carrick on Loch Lomond, Scotland — 8½ – 17½

2007 — Reynolds Plantation, Georgia, USA — 12½ – 13½

2005 — The K Club, Ireland — 15 – 11

2003 — Port St Lucie, Florida, USA — 7 – 19

2000 — Celtic Manor, Wales — 12½ – 13½

1998 — Broadmoor Resort, Colorado, USA — 9 – 17

1996 — The Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland — 13 – 13

1994 — PGA National, Florida, USA — 11 – 15

The Llandudno Trophy on the first hole during the Morning Four-Ball for the 29th PGA Cup held at the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa on September 27, 2019 in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Montana Pritchard/PGA of America)

The Llandudno Trophy on the first hole during the Morning Four-Ball for the 29th PGA Cup held at the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa on September 27, 2019 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Montana Pritchard/PGA of America)

1992 — The K Club, Ireland — 11 – 15

1990 — Turtle Point, South Carolina, USA — 7 – 19

1988 — The Belfry, England — 10½ – 15½

1986 — Knollwood, IL, USA — 9 – 16

1984 —Turnberry, Scotland — 12½ – 8½

1983 — Muirfield, Scotland — 14½ – 6½

1982 — Holton Hill, TN, USA — 7½ – 13½

nineteen eighty one — Turnberry Isle, Florida USA — 10½ – 10½

1980 — Oaktree, Oklahoma, USA — 6 – 15

1979 — Castletown, England — 12½ – 4½

1978 — St Mellion, England — 10½ – 6½

1977 — Mission Hills, California, USA — 8½ – 8½

1976 — Moortown, England — 6½ – 9½

1975 — Hillside, England — 6½ – 9½

1974 — Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA — 4½ – 11½

1973 — Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA — 3 – 13

Larkin Gross of the United States hits his shot during the 30th PGA Cup at Foxhills Golf Club on September 13, 2022 in Ottershaw, England.  (Photo by Matthew Harris/PGA of America)

Larkin Gross of the United States hits his shot during the 30th PGA Cup at Foxhills Golf Club on September 13, 2022 in Ottershaw, England. (Photo by Matthew Harris/PGA of America)

The 30th PGA Cup will begin on Friday, September 16 and end on Sunday, September 18.