Great Britain's Andy Stevens and Kushal Limbu at the Simpson Cup
One of the spectators put it best during the closing ceremonies, as players from both teams marched in behind uniformed colorguard carrying each nation’s flag. “I haven’t cried like this since the first run of ‘Terms of Endearment,’ ” a fan said. Those around him chuckled to keep from breaking into sobs themselves.
Overwhelming emotions are the order of the day every time the Simpson Cup is contested.
And if you’ve never heard of the Simpson Cup, look it up. You won’t be sorry.
Americans Nick Kimmel (left) and John Goudie
A Ryder Cup-style format, this team competition pits injured military veterans from Great Britain against their wounded counterparts from the United States. The brainchild of former IMG executive John Simpson, the 10th edition of the matches was played at Baltusrol this week. Great Britain captured the cup in resounding fashion, 13½-5½, and the winning team celebrated on the deck of the iconic clubhouse, hoisting pints and offering hugs.
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