Tickets are now on sale for the 2015 Walker Cup match which will be played at Royal Lytham & St Annes on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September. The 45th Walker Cup will see the Great Britain and Ireland team looking to win back the trophy after the USA’s convincing 17-9 victory in the 2013 match at the National Golf Links of America in Southampton, New York.
On each day of competition, there will be four morning foursome matches, followed by afternoon singles matches. On Saturday, there will be eight singles matches, and on Sunday all ten players from each side will feature in the afternoon.
Royal Lytham has a strong association with amateur golf and welcomes leading amateurs to its historic links each year for the Lytham Trophy, which gets underway today. The club has also hosted four Amateur Championships and was the venue for amateur Bobby Jones’ first Open victory in 1926. It has hosted The Open on a further ten occasions, most recently in 2012 when Ernie Els lifted the Claret Jug, and also staged the Ryder Cup in 1961 and 1977.
Notable players that have competed in the Walker Cup include the 2015 Masters Champion Jordan Spieth, of the United States, who won both of his singles matches at the 2011 Walker Cup at Royal Aberdeen, and world number one and 2014 Open Champion Rory McIlroy who played in the 2007 match at Royal County Down. Other past Walker Cup players include Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Justin Rose, and Padraig Harrington.
“Many of golf’s greatest players have competed in the Walker Cup over the years and it is one of the sport’s most captivating events. We can expect a wonderful display of golf this year at Royal Lytham where the leading amateurs of America and Great Britain and Ireland will compete to win the prestigious Walker Cup trophy,” said Johnnie Cole-Hamilton, Executive Director – Championships at The R&A.
Daily tickets cost £30 for adults while juniors under 16 years of age will be admitted free of charge when accompanied by an adult.
Tickets can be purchased by clicking here or by telephone on 01334 460000.