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Broadmoor West Course
Colorado Springs
9th - 11th September 1998

US wins PGA Cup for seventh consecutive time

Associated Press

Colorado Springs, Colo. 11th September 1998 - The United States finished with a 5-4 advantage in today's singles matches and beat Great Britain & Ireland 17-9 to win The PGA Cup Matches for the seventh straight time.

Mike Burke Jr., of Towaco, N.J., won his singles match Friday and Bob Gaus, of St. Louis, halved his to finish with 3-0-1 marks and led the U.S. team to the victory in the biannual event of club professionals which is modeled after the Ryder Cup.

Burke defeated Andrew George of England 2 and 1 at the West Course at The Broadmoor and Gaus halved with Paul Wesselingh of England in the match that actually sealed the win for the United States.

The 10-member U.S. team went into the final round of singles play with an 11-4 lead and went on to the second-largest margin of victory, eclipsed only by the 19-7 win in 1990. Great Britain & Ireland, which hasn't won since 1984, is 0-8-2 when the matches are played in the United States.

"This is probably the most exhilarating, the most pleasing event of my PGA professional career," said U.S. captain and honorary PGA president Tom Addis III of Salt Lake City. "I didn't have to give any speech. They're all professionals and they know how to play. This team arrived here and made the most of its opportunities all week."

The 20th PGA Cup Matches will be at the Celtic Manor in Newport, South Wales in 2000.

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