2017 Arnold Palmer Cup

About the Event

Atlanta Athletic Club is honored to host the 20th Anniversary of the Arnold Palmer Cup, June 6 - 11, 2017. There is no charge for the event and non-members are invited to attend. 


The Arnold Palmer Cup is a Ryder Cup-style competition that matches the top ten collegiate male players in the United States against their counterparts from Europe. The event is free and open to the public to watch the next generation of PGA golfers. 


Tuesday, June 6
6:30 p.m. Team Welcome Cookout and Caddie Draw
Wednesday, June 7
4:30 p.m. Junior Clinic and Exhibition by U.S. and European Teams
Thursday, June 8
9 a.m. College-Am (By Invitation Only)
5:30 p.m. Opening Ceremony
6:30 p.m. 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner: A Celebration of Arnold Palmer (By Invitation Only)
Friday, June 9
Foursome Matches
7:30 a.m. Starting Tee Times: Five matches in which two players from each team compete in alternate-shot format
Four Ball Matches
1:30 p.m. Starting Tee Times: Five matches in which two players from each team compete in better-ball competition
Saturday, June 10
Singles Matches
8:30 a.m. Starting Tee Times: Ten matches in which one player from each team competes in match-play format
Sunday, June 11
Singles Matches
8:30 a.m. Starting Tee Times: Ten matches in which one player from each team competes in match-play format
3:30 p.m. Closing Ceremony

Arnold Palmer Cup News

Arnold Palmer Cup Teams Named

The Arnold Palmer Cup teams for both Europe and the United States were announced today during the opening round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club & Lodge. The annual Ryder Cup-style competition will be played June 9-11 at Atlanta Athletic Club.  


Texas Tech and Sweden’s Hannes Ronneblad and Fredrik Nilehn, Kristoffer Ventura of Oklahoma State (Norway), Jacksonville’s David Wicks (England) Harry Ellis of Florida State (England) and Missouri’s Rory Fransson (Scotland) qualified for Team Europe by finishing in the top six of the Arnold Palmer Cup Player Ranking. Committee selections were Maynooth’s Stuart Grehan (Ireland) and Viktor Hovland of Oklahoma State (Norway). Richard Mansell of Nova Southeastern (England) was David Inglis’ coach’s pick. The final member of the team will be the winner of The R&A Foundation Scholars Tournament, which will be contested April 3-4.


Grehan is the only returning member from Europe’s victorious squad last season. Wicks is the first Arnold Palmer Cup participant from Jacksonville while Fransson is the first representative from Missouri. Team Europe represents only five countries in 2017, the fewest since 2011.


The six United States players determined by the ranking included Sam Burns of LSU, Texas A&M’s Chandler Phillips, Collin Morikawa of California, Virginia’s Jimmy Stanger, Stanford’s Maverick McNealy and Oregon’s Norman Xiong. John Coultas of Florida Southern, Southern California’s Sean Crocker and Illinois’ Nick Hardy were committee selections. Coultas was the designated non-Division I player. Doug Ghim of Texas was John Fields' coach’s pick. 


McNealy represented the United States in 2015 and was selected compete in 2016. When McNealy withdrew from the 2016 event, Doug Ghim was added to Team USA.


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Arnold Palmer Cup Ranking Selections

Hannes Ronneblad, Texas Tech - Sweden

Fredrik Nilehn, Texas Tech - Sweden

Kristoffer Ventura, Oklahoma State - Norway

David Wicks, Jacksonville - England

Harry Elllis, Florida State - England

Rory Franssen, Missouri - Scotland


Commitee Selections

Stuart Grehan, Maynooth - Ireland

Viktor Hovland, Oklahoma State - Norway


Coach’s Pick

Richard Mansell, Nova Southeastern - England


The R&A Foundation Scholars Tournament Champion

Contested April 3-4 at St. Andrews



Head Coach - David Inglis, Northwestern - Scotland

Assistant Coach - Alan Murray, Washington - Ireland


United States


Arnold Palmer Cup Ranking Selections

Sam Burns, LSU

Chandler Phillips, Texas A&M

Collin Morikawa, California

Jimmy Stanger, Virginia

Maverick McNealy Stanford

Norman Xiong, Oregon


Commitee Selections

John Coultas, Florida Southern

Sean Crocker, Southern California

Nick Hardy, Illinois


Coach’s Pick

Doug Ghim, Texas



Head Coach - John Fields, Texas

Assistant Coach - Andrew DiBitetto, North Carolina


First Spring Arnold Palmer Cup Rankings Released

The first of three spring Arnold Palmer Cup Rankings were released for 2017 matches held June 9-11 at Atlanta Athletic Club. Additional rankings will be released Feb. 23 and March 9. The 10 person teams for both Europe and the United States will be announced March 16 during the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard.

The Arnold Palmer Cup Ranking automatically qualifies the top six players for both sides and uses Golfstat’s NCAA Player Ranking as a base. The ranking awards bonus points for wins and high finishes, penalty for poor finishes, and contains a strength of schedule component. The remaining four players for the United States will be selected using three committee picks and one coaches pick. One of the U.S. committee picks must be a non-Division I golfer. The final four spots on Team Europe shall consist of the champion of The R&A Foundation Scholars Tournament, held in early April, two committee picks and one coaches pick.

APC Team Coaches Named

John Fields from the University of Texas will coach the United States and Team Europe will be led by David Inglis of Northwestern University and Scotland at the 2017 Arnold Palmer Cup. The 20th anniversary Arnold Palmer Cup will be played at Atlanta Athletic Club June 9-11. Andrew DiBitetto of the University of North Carolina will serve as assistant coach for Team USA while Alan Murray of Ireland and the University of Washington will hold the role for Europe.

Team USA Coach John Fields

Team Europe Coach David Inglis


The Arnold Palmer Legacy

The Arnold Palmer Cup is named in honor of legendary golfer, Arnold Palmer, and seeks to pass on Mr. Palmer’s values to the next generation of golfers:

The Arnold Palmer Legacy: “Be a Person of Principle”

Respect the Game: 
Love the Game and Honor It with Your Character

Play with Passion: 
Make a Total Effort & Never Quit

Never Forget
The Volunteers and Fans Who Make It Possible

Share Your Time and Talents: 
Give Back to Your Community

Your Signature is a Gift: 
Make it Legible

Your Smile is a Gift: 
Share it Often

“I had long thought an international competition such as this would enrich the lives of young men through the universal bond of the great game of golf.” 

~Arnold Palmer