1st Round Pairings – The Morgan Cup

The inaugural Morgan Cup is less than two months away and the lucky 16 participants have been gearing up for this weekend event of a lifetime. The weekend golf tournament that consists of 16 regular golfers being sponsored by THP, in conjunction with industry giants TaylorMade Golf and/or Callaway Golf, has been building for months and the time is almost here. In case you have not heard what this incredible opportunity is about, you can read about it right here. Two teams of 8 are preparing for battle and both Team Hackers and Team Paradise are getting ready for this showdown at Reunion Resort on August 19th-21st.

The Breakdown
Team Hackers
Lucas Calloway
Andrew Aurand
Ryan Staples
Ben Kember
Donne Willingham
Matthew Buemi
Jarrod Krug
Kevin McNiel

Team Paradise
John Biggs
Kevin Dunn
Ryan Belbin
Jason Kunze
Jarret Calloway
Amol Yajnik
Dean DeCrescenzo
Marc Gradillas

The Tournament
Friday – Media Day. Players will be interviewed and will cut promos on the equipment, apparel and accessories that they are using for the event.
Saturday – Morning round is a 2 man scramble round. Afternoon round is a 2 man better ball round.
Sunday – Singles

1st Round Pairings
Lucas Calloway & Kevin McNiel vs Jason Kunze & Jarret Calloway
Ryan Belbin & John Biggs vs Jarrod Krug & Andrew Aurand
Kevin Dunn & Marc Gradillas vs Donne Willingham & Ryan Staples
Dean DeCrescenzo & Amol Yajnik vs Matthew Buemi & Ben Kember

Stay tuned as we reveal the matchups for the Saturday afternoon Better Ball matches coming up very soon and as always you can follow all the fun in the forum as the participants discuss the event, their equipment that they are using and even some trash talk right here.

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  • I can’t wait for this!! There are some great pairings in there, with a bit of a family feud thrown in! haha

  • Like the looks of the first round pairings. Looking forward to August

  • I love the excitement and enthusiasm that comes from the contestants! Thanks to Callaway and Taylormade for being the support they bring their players and THP for putting together a truly awesome event. Good luck to both teams and I hope everyone walks away with an incredible experience and some exceptional memories.

  • Every announcement for this competition makes me more excited! I can’t wait for the matches, and am excited to team up with ddec to start the tournament.

  • Uh oh…belbs got paired with someone who can putt 🙂

    A lot of thought and consideration went into these pairings. We have compelling match-ups from top to bottom. Can’t wait to hear everyone’s thoughts on them.

  • This is going to be epic, Good luck to everyone, and let the trash talk amp up now that you know who is playing who in the 1st round.

  • Bash brothers UNITE!!! Love the pairings.

  • Outstanding job with the Round 1 pairings!! I’m sure I speak for my partner DirtyDawg when I say I look forward to meeting Esox and Yoccos on the field of play.

  • Going to be a fast paced, barn burner, must see event! Good luck to all involved. “Let’s Get Ready To Rummmmmble!”

  • Awesome! brothers going at it, cant wait for this event

  • While I can’t be there to witness this amazing event; I look forward very much to following it closely via THP and whatever other media outlets are made available.

    BIG THANKS to Callaway & TaylorMade for their involvement and support of the inaugural Morgan Cup!!

  • I can’t wait until August! I am having a hard time deciding on a team to root for since I have friends on both sides. This is going to be an exciting weekend of golf! I’m trying to put user names with real names at this point. Some interesting pairings on the scramble. Should be some really close matches.

  • This is truly an epic event.
    Even though I am not participating in it, I still love all the build up and excitement!

  • Finally! Nice to get an idea of who’s going up against one another. I love the fact that I get to play against my brother, should be even more fun that way. Some compelling match ups for sure. Love the confidence from the two long knocking Paradisians. They are about to get dissected! I hope they remember how successful the pairing of Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson was against Luke Donald and Lee Westwood. It’s such an eerily similar match up.

  • Awesome matchups! I love Ben and I are bringing the team home. Nothing like walking off 18, last pairing of the day, with some points for our team.

  • Oh yah! This just got even better if that’s even possible!

    Thank you to Callaway, TMaG, THP and both captains for putting this all together!

  • Great matchups! AD and I are going to bring it.

  • Some great matchups listed there for sure. Looking forward to the event and seeing who survives.

  • When Packers and Bears fans unite, the power of the two mojos should be unstoppable. Looking forward to the contest with Ryan and Donne.

    God I hate work. I want, no I need, to be playing golf.


  • Some great matchups in there. Love the Calloway feud right off the bat. Best matchup has to go to Bash Bros vs. Dissectors. That match is going to be tight!

  • Wow, is it ever going to be fun to see how this plays out. I really like the pairings. There are some match ups that I really hadn’t thought about in there and I love them. Great job everybody!

  • I agree Kevin…. Wonder if Jay and Aaron might caddie for us?

    Good job on the pairings.

  • Looks like some great match ups! I am so looking forward to al this.

  • Should be a very competitive first round. I’m looking forward to playing with my boy One-T. Lucas and Kevin will be a lot of fun to play with as well.

  • Family feud for round round one? Love it. Lots of thought put into those, great stuff

  • Dude I’m seriously excited for this and I’m not even playing. I think this is a huge event and I will be following it intently that weekend. Good luck to both teams… still haven’t decided which team I’ll be rooting for! But I’m easily bribed.

  • Looks like some great matches, can’t wait to see the nicknames for the pairs!

  • Can’t wait for the details of the matches and pics.

  • First round groupings looks awesome. Love that the Calloway boys will be in the same grouping! This will be epic!

  • Awesome!! I am so excited to see how this event turns out.

  • I think each of the first round matchups is compelling for different reasons. Each match has the potential to go the distance and provide some fireworks. Thank you THP, Callaway and TaylorMade for making this once in a lifetime event possible!

  • Great Match ups! This is going to be a close 1.

  • We’re getting close! Pairings look really good, good luck to all!

  • Kudos to Callaway and Taylor Made as well as team THP for putting this all together. Should be a great time for all involved and for the THP site.

  • good luck everyone!

  • I really can’t thank you enough to Taylormade, Callaway and THP for making this happen. As August approaches, the excitement builds and I feel very fortunate to be a part of this.

    The Morgan Cup is like a Paradisiac!

  • Great matches all around. Getting these announced makes this event even more exciting than it was, if that’s possible.

  • Definitely some interesting matchups there. Can’t wait to see it all unfold.

  • This will be fun to see! I hope to see video highlights!

  • Thank you THP, Taylormade and Callaway for this great matchup. I am looking forward to seeing how this all unfold…

  • Love the pairings! Lefty and Kmac taking down little bro and Jake.

  • LOL I only know who a couple of people are by their real names!

  • I am thinking Hackers go up 2-1/2 to 1-1/2 after the morning round.

  • I’m thinking Smalls must be smokin’ something. Paradise FTW

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