Keogh relishing Great Britain & Ireland PGA Cup debut

Keogh relishing Great Britain & Ireland PGA Cup debut

08/09/2022

Adam Keogh is preparing for one of the biggest moments in his golfing career when he forms part of the 10-man Great Britain & Ireland team to face America in the 30th staging of the PGA Cup.

The Midland-based pro qualified for David Russell’s team thanks to a second-place podium finish at the PGA Play-Offs at Slieve Russell in April.

Keogh, 34, who is based at Woodhall Spa Golf Club, is one of seven rookies in the Great Britain & Ireland team for the event, which takes place from 16-18th September, 2022.

“It’s going to be a fantastic week and it’ll be even better to be on a winning team,” said Keogh. “When we all met for a team get-together at Foxhills back in July, you got a feel of what the PGA Cup is about, with the speeches from the Captain, the Vice-Captain and meeting the team – it’s going to be fantastic.

“It will be my first time so I haven’t got any experience of how I’ll need to prepare for an event like the PGA Cup. I think you just need to do your normal thing and do what makes you tick as a player so you can come in and try to conserve a little bit of energy in the week leading up to the tournament.

“As a debutant, myself and the whole team will be leaning on the Matt Cort, David Higgins and Greig Hutcheon for support. They’ve got some experience of these matches themselves so it will be great as a team to ask them a lot of questions in the build-up. They’re great guys and they’ve been offering a lot of support and advice.”

First played in 1973, the PGA Cup is a biennial contest between the PGA of Great Britain & Ireland and America. Widely regarded as the pinnacle of a PGA Professional’s career, the winner of the Ryder Cup style format at week’s end at Foxhills will win the famous Llandudno International Trophy. The USA are this year’s defending champions after defeating GB&I 14-12 at Barton Creek Resort, Texas in 2019.

Led by former European Tour player and Ryder Cup Vice-Captain, Great Britain & Ireland will be chasing their eighth PGA Cup win over America at Foxhills.

Asked if he thinks the hosts have enough quality in the team to win back the Llandudno International Trophy, Keogh added: “I certainly think this team has enough quality to win. There’s a lot of talent and there’s a lot of special players amongst our group so naturally it will always come down to who performs best and hopefully we’re on the right side of that.

“From a PGA standpoint, the Captain has left no stone unturned and in terms of preparation you can’t ask for more. It’s been great so far.”

CLICK HERE to find out more about the 2022 PGA Cup.

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