He proved unbeatable.
Uihlein faced some criticism after he was named among the last two selections to the American team, but he distinguished himself going 4-0. He was front and center in some of the most important moments of this Walker Cup. He was the player who hit the key putt Saturday, an 18-foot par putt at the final hole that won a foursomes match that was the difference between a 3-1 American lead in the morning or a 2-2 tie.
On Sunday, Uihlein won the point that clinched an outright American victory. He did so defeating Stiggy Hodgson, who proved to be the most formidable player on the Great Britain & Ireland side. Uihlein won their match 2 and 1.
“I have a tremendous amount of confidence in Petey, or he wouldn’t have been out there,” American captain Buddy Marucci Jr. said. “Say what you will, but I felt he belonged out there and that’s why we put him out there.”
Uihlein, a sophomore at Oklahoma State, joined Rickie Fowler as the only players to win all four of their matches this week.
“I just tried to appreciate having captain Marucci have a lot of trust in me to go out and perform,” Uihlein said.