Walker Cup Memories

Past participants discuss what it meant to compete in biennial competition


By David Shefter, USGA
August 30, 2013

The Walker Cup Match returns to its roots this year with the National Golf Links of America in Southampton, N.Y., hosting the biennial competition between the USA and Great Britain and Ireland. The National was the site for the inaugural competition in 1922 and the 44th playing will take place on the Charles  Blair Macdonald masterpiece.

A total of 522 players – 264 Americans and 258 from GB&I – have participated in the Walker Cup and 17 more individuals (three golfers in this year’s Match have previous experience) will add their names to this illustrious fraternity this year at NGLA.(View Walker Cup Memories photo gallery)

In the past several months, the USGA reached out to 35 Walker Cup alums to get their thoughts on what it meant to play in the Walker Cup as well as some personal memories. To see those comments, click on the appropriate name below.

Michael Bonallack (GB&I) Morgan Hoffmann (USA) Jack Nicklaus (USA)
William C. Campbell (USA) Jim Holtgrieve (USA) Jeff Overton (USA)
Roger Chapman (GB&I) Dustin Johnson (USA) Corey Pavin (USA)
Erik Compton (USA) Tom Kite (USA) Justin Rose (GB&I)
Luke Donald (GB&I) Gary Koch (USA) Steve Scott (USA)
Harris English (USA) Matt Kuchar (USA) Jay Sigel (USA)
Rickie Fowler (USA) Trip Kuehne (USA) Webb Simpson (USA)
Vinny Giles (USA) Justin Leonard (USA) Kyle Stanley (USA)
Jay Haas (USA) Davis Love III (USA) Duffy Waldorf (USA)
Gary Hallberg (USA) Sandy Lyle (GB&I) Gary Wolstenholme (GB&I)
John Harris (USA) Graeme McDowell (GB&I) Danny Yates (USA)
Tim Herron (USA) Colin Montgomerie (GB&I) Video: Rickie Fowler 
Video: Jack Nicklaus  Video: Jordan Spieth Video: Padraig Harrington 
Video: Rory McIlroy