Cherry Hills to host 2009 Palmer Cup


Cherry Hills Country Club will host the 2009 Palmer Cup, a Ryder Cup-style competition between top collegians from the United States and Europe, on June 3-5.

Cherry Hills has hosted seven USGA competitions and two PGA Championships, most famously the 1960 U.S. Open, when Arnold Palmer shot a final-round 65 to win his lone U.S. Open.

“Cherry Hills is very excited to host the 2009 Palmer Cup,” said Cherry Hills head professional John Ogden. “Arnold Palmer is synonymous with Cherry Hills and naturally we are thrilled to host a tournament of this caliber which bears his name.”

Cherry Hills, Winged Foot Golf Club and Hazeltine National Golf Club are the only courses to have hosted the U.S. Open, U.S. Senior Open, U.S. Amateur and U.S. Women’s Open.

“We’re extremely honored to be playing the Palmer Cup at such a fine course as Cherry Hills,” said GCAA president Mark Crabtree, the head coach at Louisville. “It’s always great to be at a venue that has hosted so many championships, but staging the Palmer Cup at the site of Arnold Palmer’s 1960 U.S. Open triumph is extra special.”

Cherry Hills will play approximately 7,600 yards for the tournament.

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