59th Radix Cup Matches
June 17 • Oak Park Country Club
RIVER GROVE, Ill. – The team of Illinois PGA Professionals claimed their second straight Radix Cup Thursday afternoon at Oak Park Country Club (OPCC), defeating the team of CDGA Amateurs, 11-7. The unique event, held annually to display the camaraderie present between the state’s top golfers, was played for the 59th time in 2021 after a COVID-necessitated hiatus in 2020.
The teams of 12 competed in six best ball matches featuring Nassau scoring on a sparkling and sunny day at Oak Park, a 45-minute lightning delay not-withstanding. Despite a hot start on the opening holes from the Amateurs, the Professionals claimed each segment, taking 3.5 of a possible 6 points in both the Out and In matches, before closing out their defense with 4 points in the 18-hole tilts. The victory increases the Professionals’ all-time lead to 37-20-2 in the event, which was created by Illinois Golf Hall of Famer and Oak Park Country Club member Harry Radix in 1962 and carries on in his honor.
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First played in 1962, the Radix Cup annually features a team of amateur golfers representing the Chicago District Golf Association (CDGA) squaring off with a squad of Illinois PGA (IPGA) professionals. The format consists of six better ball matches utilizing Nassau scoring, with the team accumulating the most points hoisting the Radix Cup. The IPGA leads the all-time series 35-20-2 and won the 58th iteration 14.5-3.5 in 2019. The event was postponed in 2020 due to COVID-19.