May 7, 2012
Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge, site of the Arnold Palmer Invitational
Presented by MasterCard and one of Golfweek’s
“Best Courses You Can Play”, is set to host the annual Wyndham Cup in 2012.
are extremely excited to travel to Orlando, Fla., to the Bay Hill Club &
Lodge,” said Jason Ross, AJGA Vice President of Tournament Development. “The
combination of the excellent PGA TOUR venue with one of the most unique events
on the AJGA schedule is sure to provide a great week of golf with plenty of
in 1961, the par-72 championship course tops out at over 7,200 yards and features
a challenging layout for players of all abilities. Originally designed by Dick
Wilson and more recently redesigned by owner Arnold Palmer, the course has
hosted a PGA TOUR event each year since 1979.
AJGA’s Wyndham Cup brings together 40 of the nation’s top juniors in
an East-versus-West team match play tournament. With the Mississippi River as
the border that separates East from West, the top 10 boys and top 10 girls from each
side are selected based on the Polo Golf Rankings, which reward top finishes in
national junior golf events.
past players from the East Team include Bubba Watson, Matt Kuchar, Bill Haas,
Cristie Kerr and Morgan Pressel. Past participants from the West include Tiger
Woods, Hunter Mahan, Rickie Fowler, Grace Park and Paula Creamer.
22nd edition of the matchup in 2011 saw the East Team take home its
first Cup since 2004. After two days of back-and-forth competition, the East
girls were the difference in the final day, winning nine of the 10 girls’
singles matches to secure the win, 32 - 18. The West Team leads the all-time
competition with a 12-9-1 record.