The Walker Cup is a prestigious international match bringing together leading amateur male players from Great Britain and Ireland and the United States of America for the biennial contest.
The Walker Cup has been played by many of the sport’s greatest golfers and selection to play in the historic match is often regarded as the highlight of an amateur’s career. Past competitors include Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Collin Morikawa, Sir Michael Bonallack, Padraig Harrington and Rory McIlroy.
The Walker Cup began in 1922 and the United States of America leads the series 38-9, having won the last three contests, with one match tied.
Great Britain and Ireland go head-to-head with the United States of America in the 49th Walker Cup Match later this week (2–3 September).
It is 100 years since the Walker Cup was first staged in St Andrews as the two sides – made up of ten leading male amateur golfers – prepare to battle it out on the historic Old Course, venue for The 150th Open last summer.