Bob Gilder leaves Wednesday for Sea Island, Ga., and the UBS Warburg Cup, a Ryder Cup-style competition Friday through Sunday between a U.S. team and a team representing the rest of the world.

Arnold Palmer and Gary Player are team captains. The event matches six players from each side ages 40 through 49 and six players from each side ages 50 and over.

'I'm really looking forward to it,' says Gilder, 51.

In 1983, Gilder took part in the Ryder Cup for the only time in his career in Palm Beach, Fla. The U.S. team won by a point, and his singles win on the final day was crucial. He and European Gordon Brand Jr., who shot a 68, were tied going into the last hole. Gilder won with a birdie.

'It was probably the best experience I have had in my pro career,' Gilder says. 'It was special to be on a team with your peers, playing with and against the best in the world.'

ÑÊKerry Eggers

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