A new connection was forged between Pinehurst and St Andrews in 2016 with the Ryder Cup Wager. The terms of the bet were simple:
If Team Europe won the Ryder Cup, Pinehurst No. 2 would fly an Old Course flag on the 18th hole.
If Team USA won the Ryder Cup, The Old Course at St Andrews would fly a Pinehurst No. 2 flag on the 18th hole.
Obviously, we all know how that turned out, leading to perhaps the most surprising sight in golf in 2016. We at Pinehurst were thrilled with how enthusiastic everyone at St Andrews was over the wager.
And the best part – we’re already talking about 2018.