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I am watching the WGC-HSBC in China and one of the commentators said you have to "be born" in the USA to play on the PGA representing the USA. Same rules that apply for running for president of the USA. I have always believed that you only had to be a US Citizen. What is the true answer.

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Hi John;

I thought I had answered this question already but here goes.

To my knowledge, I do believe that is correct, however.
the best source to ask aobut that would be the PGA of America since they own the Ryder Cup.
I will do that this week and get back to you later in the week.

thanks for the question

Robb Nunn
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PGA Professional with over 30 plus years in golf industry
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