2001 Walker Cup

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38th Walker Cup Match
Dates August 11–12, 2001
Venue Ocean Forest Golf Club
Location Sea Island, Georgia
Captains
United States 9 15 United Kingdom
Republic of Ireland
Great Britain & Ireland wins the Walker Cup

The 2001 Walker Cup, the 38th Walker Cup Match, was played on August 11 and 12, 2001, at Ocean Forest Golf Club in Sea Island, Georgia. The event was won by Great Britain and Ireland 15 to 9, marking the first time that Great Britain & Ireland retained the Cup (i.e., had two consecutive wins).

Format[edit]

The format for play on Saturday and Sunday was the same. There were four matches of foursomes in the morning and eight singles matches in the afternoon. In all, 24 matches were played.

Each of the 24 matches is worth one point in the larger team competition. If a match is all square after the 18th hole extra holes are not played. Rather, each side earns ½ a point toward their team total. The team that accumulates at least 12½ points wins the competition. If the two teams are tied, the previous winner retains the trophy.

Teams[edit]

Ten players for the USA and Great Britain & Ireland participate in the event plus one non-playing captain for each team.

United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland Team Great Britain & Ireland
Name Age Hometown Notes
England Peter McEvoy 48 Copt Heath, Solihull, England non-playing captain
England Luke Donald 23 High Wycombe, England
England Nick Dougherty 19 Chorley, England
Wales Nigel Edwards 33 Caerphilly, Wales
England Jamie Elson 20 Leamington Spa, England
Northern Ireland Michael Hoey 22 Belfast, Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Graeme McDowell 22 Portrush, Northern Ireland
England Richard McEvoy 22 Shoeburyness, England No relation to captain Peter McEvoy
Scotland Steven O'Hara 21 Motherwell, Scotland
Scotland Marc Warren 21 East Kilbride, Scotland
England Gary Wolstenholme 40 Market Harborough, England
United States   Team USA
Name Age Hometown Notes
Danny Yates 49 Atlanta, Georgia non-playing captain
Nick Cassini 22 Athens, Georgia
Erik Compton 21 Miami, Florida
James Driscoll 23 Brookline, Massachusetts
David Eger 49 Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Lucas Glover 21 Greenville, South Carolina
Danny Green 44 Jackson, Tennessee
John Harris 49 Minneapolis, Minnesota
Bryce Molder 22 Conway, Arkansas
Jeff Quinney 22 Eugene, Oregon
D. J. Trahan 20 Inman, South Carolina

Saturday's matches[edit]

Morning foursomes[edit]

United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland Results United States
O'Hara/Wolstenholme United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 5 and 3 Green/Trahan
Donald/Dougherty United States 4 and 3 Cassini/Glover
Elson/McEvoy halved Eger/Molder
McDowell/Hoey United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 3 and 1 Driscoll/Quinney
Foursomes
Overall

Afternoon singles[edit]

United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland Results United States
Gary Wolstenholme United States 3 and 2 Erik Compton
Steven O'Hara United States 2 and 1 D.J. Trahan
Nick Dougherty United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 2 and 1 James Driscoll
Nigel Edwards United States 5 and 4 Nick Cassini
Marc Warren United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 5 and 4 John Harris
Luke Donald United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 4 and 2 Jeff Quinney
Graeme McDowell United States 2 and 1 Bryce Molder
Michael Hoey United States 1 up Lucas Glover
3 Singles 5
Overall

Sunday's matches[edit]

Morning foursomes[edit]

United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland Results United States
Donald/Dougherty United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 3 and 2 Compton/Harris
McDowell/Hoey United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 2 and 1 Cassini/Glover
O'Hara/Warren United States 7 and 6 Eger/Molder
Elson/McEvoy United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 1 up Green/Trahan
3 Foursomes 1
Overall

Afternoon singles[edit]

United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland Results United States
Luke Donald United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 3 and 2 Lucas Glover
Nick Dougherty United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 1 up D.J. Trahan
Graeme McDowell United States 1 up Bryce Molder
Steven O'Hara United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 4 and 3 John Harris
Marc Warren United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 2 and 1 James Driscoll
Michael Hoey United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 1 up Danny Green
Jamie Elson halved Erik Compton
Gary Wolstenholme United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 4 and 3 Nick Cassini
Singles
15 Overall 9

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