The Walker Cup (Officially called the Walker Cup Match) pitts the best amateur golfers of the United States against those from Britain and Ireland.
A quick little history lesson:
Initiated in 1920 by the USGA and the R&A, the Cup was named after the grandfather of George H.W Bush & great-grand-daddy of George W, the president of the USGA at that time, George Herbert Walker. It began with an unofficial event in 1921 followed by annual events through 1924. It became biennial on the even years until War Struck the World for the second time. Afterwards, it was switched to Odd numbered years and played alternately in other side of the big Atlantic pond. The United States leads the Series 34 to 7, (The last tournament was halved).
The USGA has named its players!
Patrick Cantlay – 19 years old, and now a Sophmore at UCLA. Was a first-team All-American and Jack Nicklaus Award recipient. He has also scored a 60, making him one of the elite 24!
Russell Henley – Had a 5-stroke victory at the U.S. Open sectional qualifier at Ansley GC in Roswell GA. Also is the reigning 2-time Georgia State Amateur Champ! And Senior at University of Georgia
Peter Uihlein – He rocked the U.S Amateur Championship last year, and played in the last Walker Cup where both he and Rickie Fowler scored 4 of 4.
Harris English – Another Bull dog, has been named first-team All-American by golfweek, and chosen for the 2010 All Nicklaus Team by the GCAA.
The 2011 Walker Cup will be held 10th & 11th of September on the Baglownie Links of Royal Aberdeen Golf Club. For more information check out the Website
The US has won the last 3 matches, think we can go for a fourth?