Amy Bockerstette is to lead Team USA at the 2024 Cairns Cup in Michigan

Amy Bockerstette selected for Team USA at 2024 Cairns Cup

Viral internet sensation Amy Bockerstette has been selected to represent her country at golf’s premier disability match play event, The Cairns Cup, the next edition of which is being played at Cherry Creek Golf Club in Michigan in 2024.

Amy, 25, shot to fame playing the iconic 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale with Gary Woodland during a practice round at the Waste Management Phoenix Open in 2019.  She hit the par 3 tee shot 117 yards into a greenside bunker, splashed her sand shot to within eight feet of the pin, and made her par putt, confidently stating, “I got this!” in front of a roaring crowd. The video capturing that moment has over 60 million views on social media and is the most watched video in PGA TOUR history.
Amy is the first golfer with Down syndrome to play in The Cairns Cup. She is also the first person with Down Syndrome to both receive an athletic scholarship to attend college and compete in a national collegiate championship. She also represented the USA at the Special Olympics World Games held in Berlin earlier this month..In 2019, Amy and her family launched the I GOT THIS Foundation, whose sole mission is to promote inclusion through golf instruction and playing opportunities for people with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities.The Cairns Cup is a unique USA vs Europe event taking place for the first time on American soil in 2024 and will be held at Cherry Creek Golf Club in Michigan, located just 20 minutes from the city of Detroit.Speaking about playing  in the Cairns Cup, Amy said: “I am so excited to represent Team USA at The Cairns Cup! Inclusion means belonging to a community. What better way to be included in the golfing community than to play alongside fellow golfers, while representing my country. It’s a dream come true!”

Details of the event, players entry forms and player entry criteria for The Cairns Cup 2024 can be found at

Teams competing at the 2022 Cairns Cup at The Shire London