Danny Wuerffel and other former Gators, Bulldogs compete in Desire Cup at TPC Sawgrass


Legendary University of Florida quarterback Danny Wuerffel hosted a group of former Gators and University of Georgia Bulldogs players at TPC Sawgrass last week for the 7th Annual Desire Cup, presented by Just BARE Chicken.  

The Desire Cup was established around the storied rivalry between Florida and Georgia, offering fans and former players the opportunity to connect and compete on the golf course during the weekend of the rivalry. The Gators players won 32-30 in this year’s Oct. 27 tournament, providing UF fans with perhaps a pinch of positivity from the weekend after Georgia beat Florida 42-7 at EverBank Field the following day. 

Proceeds from the golf tournament benefitted Desire Street Ministries, a nonprofit organization in which Wuerffel serves as executive director and that works to revitalize impoverished neighborhoods through spiritual and community development.

This year’s group of tournament celebrities/participants included Kevin Butler, Judd Davis, Billy Horschel, Gary Koch, Matt LaPorta, John Lastinger, Terry LeCount, Shane Matthews, Wilber Marshall, David Nelson, Lindsay Scott, Tom Shannon, Musa Smith, Steve Spurrier, Jon Stinchcomb and Eric Zeier.

The evening before the tournament, participants and guests also enjoyed a dinner at the TPC Clubhouse that featured a live auction.

To hear from Wuerffel and other tournament participants, including Steve Spurrier, visit Pontevedrarecorder.com and search for Desire Cup to watch a video from the event.