2019 Walker Cup Fast FactsRoyal Liverpool, Hoylake, England

The USA reclaimed the Walker Cup in 2017 at The Los Angeles Country Club in impressive fashion. (USGA/Chris Keane)
   
Championship Venue Royal Liverpool, Hoylake, England
Opened 1869
Architect Robert Chambers, George Morris & Harry Colt
Dates of Competition Sept. 7-8
Par/Yardage TBD
Make Up of Teams 10 male amateurs from the USA vs. team from Great Britain & Ireland
Team Selection The USGA selects the USA team, while The R&A chooses the GB&I side.
Series Record USA leads 36-9-1
Captains Nathaniel Crosby (USA)
Craig Watson (Great Britain and Ireland)
Format Each of the two competition days features foursomes (alternate-shot) matches in the morning followed by singles matches in the afternoon. On Saturday, there are eight singles matches, while all 10 players from each side compete in singles on Sunday. One full point is awarded for each victory, while a half-point is earned for matches that are all square after 18 holes. The USA needs 13 points to retaini the Cup, while GB&I requires 13.5 points to reclaim it.
2017 Match The USA produced a dominating 17-9 victory over Great Britain and Ireland at The Los Angeles (Calif.) Country Club for the second-largest margin of victory in the history of the biennial competition. To read more, click here.
Champions Among Us Two of Royal Liverpool's native sons, John Ball and Harold Hilton, enjoyed distinguished amateur careers. Ball won eight Amateur Championships conducted by The R&A between 1888 and 1912 and the 1890 Open Championship, while Hilton, in 1911, became the first golfer to win the U.S. Amateur and Amateur Championship in the same year. He would also win the Open Championship conducted by The R&A twice to join Ball and Bob Jones as the only amateurs to achieve the feat. Hilton finished his career with four Amateur titles.
Grand Slam Royal Liverpool was the site of Bob Jones' second of four major titles in his Grand Slam season of 1930. After winning the Amateur Championship at St. Andrews, Jones claimed his third Open Championship by two strokes over Leo Diegel and Macdonald Smith
Walker Cups at Royal Liverpool (1) 1983: USA defeats GB&I 13.5-10.5
Notable USA Walker Cup Competitors Bob Jones; Francis Ouimet; Charles "Chick" Evans; William C. Campbell; Jack Nicklaus; Lanny Wadkins; Tom Kite; Curtis Strange; Jay Sigel; Hal Sutton; Corey Pavin; Davis Love III; Phil Mickelson; David Duval; Tiger Woods; Ryan Moore; Bill Haas; Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson; Webb Simpson; Jordan Spieth; Justin Thomas; Bryson DeChambeau  
Notable GB&I Walker Cup Competitors Roger Wethered; Joseph Carr; Cyril Tolley; Michael Bonallack; Peter Oosterhuis; Mark James; Peter McEvoy; Colin Montgomerie; Padraig Harrington; Justin Rose; Gary Wolstenholme; Paul Casey; Luke Donald; Graeme McDowell; Nigel Edwards; Tommy Fleetwood; Rory McIlroy; Danny Willett; Matthew Fitzpatrick; Paul Dunne 
Most Walker Cup Appearances GB&I: Joseph Carr (10)
USA: Jay Sigel (9)
Most Walker Cup Victories GB&I: Gary Wolstenholme (10)
USA: Jay Sigel (18)
Fast Fact Royal Liverpool was the host site for the inaugural Amateur Championship conducted by The R&A in 1885. It is the oldest amateur competition in the world.
Notable Events at Royal Liverpool 1885 Amateur Championship conducted by The R&A (Allan Macfie)
1887 Amateur Championship conducted by The R&A (Horace Hutchinson)
1890 Amateur Championship conducted by The R&A (John Ball)
1894 Amateur Championship conducted by The R&A (John Ball)
1896 Ladies British Amateur (Amy Pascoe)
1897 Open Championship conducted by The R&A (James Braid)
1898 Amateur Championship conducted by The R&A (Freddie Tait)
1902 Amateur Championship conducted by The R&A (Charles Hutchings)
1902 Open Championship conducted by The R&A (Sandy Herd)
1906 Amateur Championship conducted by The R&A (James Robb)
1907 Open Championship conducted by The R&A (Arnaud Massy)
1910 Amateur Championship conducted by The R&A (John Ball)
1913 Open Championship conducted by The R&A (J.H. Taylor)
1921 Amateur Championship conducted by The R&A (Willie Hunter)
1924 Open Championship conducted by The R&A (Walter Hagen)
1927 Amateur Championship conducted by The R&A (William Tweddell)
1930 Open Championship conducted by The R&A (Bob Jones)
1933 Amateur Championship conducted by The R&A (Michael Scott)
1936 Open Championship conducted by The R&A (Alf Padgham)
1939 Amateur Championship conducted by The R&A (Alex Kyle)
1947 Open Championship conducted by The R&A (Fred Daly)
1953 Amateur Championship conducted by The R&A (Joe Carr)
1956 Open Championship conducted by The R&A (Peter Thomson)
1962 Amateur Championship conducted by The R&A (Richard Davies)
1967 Open Championship conducted by The R&A (Roberto De Vicenzo)
1969 Amateur Championship conducted by The R&A (Michael Bonallack)
1975 Amateur Championship conducted by The R&A (Vinny Giles)
1983 Walker Cup Match (USA defeats GB&I, 13.5-10.5)
1992 Curtis Cup Match (GB&I defeats USA, 10-8)
1995 Amateur Championship conducted by The R&A (Gordon Sherry)
2000 Amateur Championship conducted by The R&A (Mikko Ilonen)
2006 Open Championship conducted by The R&A (Tiger Woods)
2012 Women's British Open (Jiyai Shin)
2014 Open Championship conducted by The R&A (Rory McIlroy)
Schedule of Events Friday, Sept. 6 (Opening Ceremony)
Saturday, Sept. 7 (Four morning foursomes matches followed by eight singles matches)
Sunday, Sept. 8 (Four morning foursomes matches followed by 10 singles matches, followed by Closing Ceremony)
Future Sites 2021: Seminole Golf Club, Juno Beach, Fla.
2023: Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland
2025: Cypress Point Club, Pebble Beach, Calif.