Walker Cup Back on American Soil


The United States will try to avenge their loss two years ago to Great Britain & Ireland starting Saturday at the 38th Walker Cup.

The contest will be held at the Ocean Forest Golf Club in Sea Island, Ga.
The Walker Cup is an amateur version of the Ryder Cup, pitting ten U.S. Men against 10 men from Great Britain and Ireland.
Last year, GB&I won 10 of 12 points on the final day for a come-from-behind 15-9 victory at Narin (Scotland) Golf Club.
Play will commence Saturday with four foursome (alternate shot) matches each morning and eight singles matches each afternoon. The same will hold true for Sunday.
The last time the Walker Cup was contested in Georgia was in 1989 when it was played at Peachtree Golf Club in Atlanta. The GB&I squad won 12 - 11 .
Its the only time in 18 matches (16-1-1) that the U.S. team has lost the Walker Cup on American soil.
United States
Captain ' Danny Yates, 51, Atlanta, Ga.
Nick Cassini, 22, Atlanta, Ga.
Erik Compton, 21, Miami, Fla.
James Driscoll, 23, Brookline, Mass.
David Eger, 49, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Lucas Glover, 21, Greenville, S.C.
Danny Green, 44, Jackson, Tenn.
John Harris, 49, Minneapolis, Minn.
Bryce Molder, 22, Conway, Ark.
Jeff Quinney, 22, Eugene, Ore.
D.J. Trahan, 20, Inman, S.C.
Great Britain & Ireland
Captain ' Peter McEvoy, 48, Copt Heath, England
Luke Donald, 23, High Wycombe, England
Nick Dougherty, 19, Chorley, England
Nigel Edwards, 33, Caerphilly, Wales
Jamie Elson, 20, Leamington Spa, England
Michael Hoey, 22, Belfast, Ireland
Graeme McDowell, 22, Portrush, Ireland
Richard McEvoy, 22, Shoeburyness, England
Stephen O'Hara, 21, Motherwell, Scotland
Marc Warren, 20, East Kilbride, Scotland
Gary Wolstenholme, 40, Market Harborough, England