FORMER Clacton schoolboy Jason Levermore is hoping to inflict more PGA Cup misery on the United States.

Levermore, one of the heroes from Great Britain and Ireland’s first-ever PGA Cup win on American soil, is hoping history will repeat itself as he prepares to represent his country for the second time in Texas later this month.

He was one of the standout performers at CordeValle Golf Club four years ago, with the 40-year-old winning three and drawing two of his five matches in California.

“CordeValle is by far the best thing I’ve done in golf,” said Levermore, who is the director of golf at Little Channels Golf Centre.

“I absolutely loved it from start to finish and it’s all I’ve been trying to do, to get back into the team.

“Representing Great Britain and Ireland in a PGA Cup is the highest honour I can have.

"I haven’t been on the European Tour or achieved what some of the other guys have done but representing your country is as good as it gets for me.

“Winning in America in 2015 was the first time it was ever done but it can definitely be as good this time around.

“To go and win the PGA Cup in America again would be amazing.

"I think it’s been eight years since the United States have won the PGA Cup so they’re going to be chomping at the bit to get a victory again.

"For us to make it three wins in a row would be a treat.”

Great Britain and Ireland captain Cameron Clark was also part of the 2015 team and is bidding for a third consecutive PGA Cup win, having also played a key role as vice-captain during the 2017 win at Foxhills Club and Resort in Surrey.

Levermore has been impressed with Clark’s credentials and feels the ten-man team he has assembled can make history once again across the Atlantic.

He added: “Cameron (Clark) is just an all-round good guy.

"He’s a very good player himself, having played on the European Tour, so he’s got all the experience behind him.

"He knows what everyone needs to do and he knows what everyone needs for the week.

“He’s a lovely person to be playing for and hopefully we can win it for him too.

"It would be great to do that for Cameron (Clark) as well because he’s put in so much work.

“I think we’ve got a much stronger team than we had in 2015.

"When you look at some of the guys like Alastair (Forsyth), Robert Coles and Craig Lee, there’s quite a few European Tour players in the team so the strength is very, very good.

"CordeValle was amazing. We had a great team spirit and hopefully that’s something we can replicate with this team.

“I’ll be playing with nine other top players and that’s something we can all enjoy doing as a team. It doesn’t get any better for me.”