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Ben Polland of the United States hits his shot during the 30th PGA Cup at Foxhills Golf Club on September 13, 2022 in Ottershaw, England. (Photo by Matthew Harris/PGA of America)

Ben Polland of the United States hits his shot during the 30th PGA Cup at Foxhills Golf Club on September 13, 2022 in Ottershaw, England. (Photo by Matthew Harris/PGA of America)

Get to know the players on U.S. PGA Cup Team who are teeing it up at Foxhills this week. Captained by PGA Honorary President Suzy Whaley, the U.S. Team looks to defend the PGA Cup against Great Britain & Ireland at Foxhills, and win on European soil for the first time since 2009.
Meet the Team:
Alex Beach of the United States chips onto the eighth green during the Singles Matches for the 29th PGA Cup held at the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa on September 29, 2019 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Montana Pritchard/PGA of America)
Alex Beach of the United States chips onto the eighth green during the Singles Matches for the 29th PGA Cup held at the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa on September 29, 2019 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Montana Pritchard/PGA of America)
Alex Beach
PGA Teaching Professional, Westchester Country Club, Rye, N.Y.
PGA Cup Record: 2019 (2-2-0)
Career Highlights: Has played in 5 PGA Championships (2017, 2019-22); PGA Professional Champion (2019); Assistant PGA Professional Champion (2019); New Jersey PGA Section Professional Champion (2016, 2017); two-time New Jersey PGA Section Player of the Year; three-time Titleist Staff Player of the Year and has competed in 11 PGA Tour events.
 Frank Bensel Jr. of the United States makes his putt during the 30th PGA Cup at Foxhills Golf Club on September 14, 2022 in Ottershaw, England. (Photo by Matthew Harris/PGA of America)
Frank Bensel Jr. of the United States makes his putt during the 30th PGA Cup at Foxhills Golf Club on September 14, 2022 in Ottershaw, England. (Photo by Matthew Harris/PGA of America)
Frank Bensel Jr.
PGA Assistant Professional, Century Country Club, Purchase, N.Y.
PGA Cup Record: Debut
Career Highlights: Has played in 3 PGA Championships and 1 U.S. Open (Oakmont, 2009); runner-up, PGA Professional Championship (2021); PGA Assistant Professional Champion (2010, 2011, 2013); Connecticut Open winner (2009, 2011); PGA Stroke Play Champion (2011); Metropolitan PGA Assistant champion (2004, 2005, 2008); Metropolitan PGA Professional Champion (2008, 2009); Metropolitan PGA Player of the Year (2005); New York State Open winner (2005).
Michael Block of the United States hits his shot during the 30th PGA Cup at Foxhills Golf Club on September 12, 2022 in Ottershaw, England. (Photo by Matthew Harris/PGA of America)
Michael Block of the United States hits his shot during the 30th PGA Cup at Foxhills Golf Club on September 12, 2022 in Ottershaw, England. (Photo by Matthew Harris/PGA of America)
Michael Block
PGA Head Professional, Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club, Mission Viejo, Calif.
PGA Cup Record: 2015 (3-1-0)
Career Highlights: Has played in 4 PGA Championships and 3 U.S. Opens; PGA Professional Champion (2014); three-time Southern California PGA Section Match Play Champion; Southern California PGA Section Stroke Play Champion (2019); Southern California PGA Section Professional champion (2017, 2018); California State Open winner (2001); nine-time Southern California PGA Section Player of the Year; played in over 20 PGA Tour events.
Larkin Gross of the United States hits his shot during the 30th PGA Cup at Foxhills Golf Club on September 13, 2022 in Ottershaw, England. (Photo by Matthew Harris/PGA of America)
Larkin Gross of the United States hits his shot during the 30th PGA Cup at Foxhills Golf Club on September 13, 2022 in Ottershaw, England. (Photo by Matthew Harris/PGA of America)
Larkin Gross
PGA Assistant Professional, Springfield (Va.) Golf & Country Club
PGA Cup Record: Debut
Career Highlights: PGA (of America( Professional Player of The Year (2021); played in the 2021 PGA Championship; won both Middle Atlantic PGA Section Professional and Assistant titles (2021); both Middle Atlantic PGA Section Stroke Play and APA Open winner (2020); Middle Atlantic PGA Section Player of the Year (2021); Middle Atlantic PGA Section Assistant Professional Player of the Year (2020).
Jared Jones of the United States hits his shot during the 30th PGA Cup at Foxhills Golf Club on September 14, 2022 in Ottershaw, England. (Photo by Matthew Harris/PGA of America)
Jared Jones of the United States hits his shot during the 30th PGA Cup at Foxhills Golf Club on September 14, 2022 in Ottershaw, England. (Photo by Matthew Harris/PGA of America)
Jared Jones
PGA Director of Instruction, River Oaks Country Club, Houston, Texas.
PGA Cup Record: Debut
Career Highlights: Made his PGA Championship debut in May 2022 at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa; Southern Texas PGA Section Professional Champion (2019); Southern Ohio PGA Assistants Champion (2012); Southern Ohio PGA Section Classic winner (2012); Southern Ohio PGA Member Assistant of the Year (2016); played collegiately at Ohio State from 2003 - 2007.
Jesse Mueller of the United States hits his shot during the 30th PGA Cup at Foxhills Golf Club on September 14, 2022 in Ottershaw, England. (Photo by Matthew Harris/PGA of America)
Jesse Mueller of the United States hits his shot during the 30th PGA Cup at Foxhills Golf Club on September 14, 2022 in Ottershaw, England. (Photo by Matthew Harris/PGA of America)
Jesse Mueller
PGA General Manager, Grand Canyon University Golf Course, Phoenix, Ariz.
PGA Cup Record: Debut
Career Highlights: PGA Professional Champion (2022); played in the 2022 PGA Championship; Southwest PGA Section Player of the Year (2020, 2021); Southwest Chapter PGA Section Professional Champion (2017, 2020); Hawaii State Open and Hawaii Pearl Open winner (2009); played in two US Opens (2012, 2021); played college golf at Arizona State; Arizona Golf Association Player of the Year after winning Arizona Amateur (2001).
Ben Polland of the United States and Captain and PGA of America Honorary President, Suzy Whaley during the 30th PGA Cup at Foxhills Golf Club on September 12, 2022 in Ottershaw, England. (Photo by Matthew Harris/PGA of America)
Ben Polland of the United States and Captain and PGA of America Honorary President, Suzy Whaley during the 30th PGA Cup at Foxhills Golf Club on September 12, 2022 in Ottershaw, England. (Photo by Matthew Harris/PGA of America)
Ben Polland
PGA Director of Golf, Shooting Star of Jackson Hole, Teton Village, Wyo.
PGA Cup Record: 2015 (0-3-2)
Career Highlights: Has played in 3 PGA Championships; Rocky Mountain PGA Section Player of the Year (2021); Assistant PGA Professional Player of the Year (2020); runner-Up PGA Professional Championship (2015); Guatemala Open winner (PGA Tour Latin America, 2018); 2016 National Assistants’ Champion (2016); 100th Metropolitan Open winner (2015); Bermuda Open winner (2015); Metropolitan PGA Professional Champion (2014). Campbell University PGA Golf Management Program Graduate.
Omar Uresti of the United States hits his shot during the 30th PGA Cup at Foxhills Golf Club on September 14, 2022 in Ottershaw, England. (Photo by Matthew Harris/PGA of America)
Omar Uresti of the United States hits his shot during the 30th PGA Cup at Foxhills Golf Club on September 14, 2022 in Ottershaw, England. (Photo by Matthew Harris/PGA of America)
Omar Uresti
PGA Life Member, Onion Creek Club, Austin, Texas.
PGA Cup Record: 2015, 2017 (4-1-3)
Career Highlights: Two-time PGA Professional Champion (2017, 2021); Senior PGA Professional Player of the Year (2020); made cut at the 2017 PGA Championship and has  competed in 6 U.S. Opens; Southern Texas PGA Section Senior PGA Professional Champion (2020); Tradition, Memorial & Stroke Play Champion (2021); Southern Texas PGA Section Professional Champion (2015, 2017); PGA Senior Stroke Play Champion (2019); first to make nine consecutive birdies in a professional tournament.
Ryan Vermeer of the United States hits his shot during the 30th PGA Cup at Foxhills Golf Club on September 14, 2022 in Ottershaw, England. (Photo by Matthew Harris/PGA of America)
Ryan Vermeer of the United States hits his shot during the 30th PGA Cup at Foxhills Golf Club on September 14, 2022 in Ottershaw, England. (Photo by Matthew Harris/PGA of America)
Ryan Vermeer
PGA Director of Instruction, Happy Hollow Club, Omaha, Neb.
PGA Cup Record: 2019 (3-2-0)
Career Highlights: Has played in 5 PGA Championships and the 2020 U.S. Open); PGA Professional Champion (2018); PGA Professional Player of the Year (2018, 2019); played in seven PGA Tour events (2019); Nebraska PGA Section Match Play Champion (2018-2020); Pro/Assistant Champion (2017); four-time Nebraska PGA Professional Champion (2017, 2019, 2020, 2021); Nebraska PGA Match Play Champion (2017); PGA Assistant Champion (2013). National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Champion (2013).
Wyatt Worthington II of the United States hits his shot during the 30th PGA Cup at Foxhills Golf Club on September 12, 2022 in Ottershaw, England. (Photo by Matthew Harris/PGA of America)
Wyatt Worthington II of the United States hits his shot during the 30th PGA Cup at Foxhills Golf Club on September 12, 2022 in Ottershaw, England. (Photo by Matthew Harris/PGA of America)
Wyatt Worthington II
PGA Teaching Professional, The Golf Depot at Central Park, Gahanna, Ohio.
PGA Cup Record: Debut
Career Highlights: Has played in 2 PGA Championships; finished T6 at the 2016 PGA Professional to earn his first US PGA Championship berth; T4 PGA Professional Championship to earn second berth (2022); Southern Ohio PGA Section Professional Champion (2021); Southern Ohio PGA Southeast Chapter Stroke Play Champion (2014); 2014 Southern Ohio PGA Section Classic winner (2014); Winner, The John Shippen Invitational (2022); Played in PGA Tour’s Rocket Mortgage Classic (2022).

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