2007 Walker Cup

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41st Walker Cup Match
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Dates 8–9 September 2007
Venue Royal County Down Golf Club
Location Newcastle, County Down, Northern Ireland
Captains
United Kingdom
Republic of Ireland
11½ 12½ United States
United States wins the Walker Cup
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The 41st Walker Cup Match was played on 8 and 9 September 2007 at the Royal County Down Golf Club in Newcastle, County Down, Northern Ireland. Team United States won 12½ to 11½. The United States won by the same score in 2005.

Format[edit]

The format for play on Saturday and Sunday are the same. There are four matches of foursomes in the morning and eight singles matches in the afternoon. In all, 24 matches are 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 – each side earns ½ a point toward their team total. The team that accumulates at least 12½ points wins the competition.

Teams[edit]

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

United States   Team USA
Name Age Hometown Notes
Buddy Marucci 55 Villanova, Pennsylvania non-playing captain
Rickie Fowler 18 Murrieta, California Won 2007 Players Amateur, 2007 Sunnehanna Amateur
Billy Horschel 20 Grant, Florida Played in 2006 U.S Open
Dustin Johnson 23 Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Won 2007 Monroe Invitational, 2007 Northeast Amateur
Chris Kirk 22 Woodstock, Georgia 2007 Ben Hogan Award winner
Colt Knost 22 Dallas, Texas Won 2007 US Amateur Public Links and US Amateur
Trip Kuehne 35 Irving, Texas Has played in four US Opens
Jamie Lovemark 19 Rancho Santa Fe, California Won 2007 NCAA Division I Championship as a freshman
Jonathan Moore 22 Vancouver, Washington Won 2006 NCAA Division I Championship as a freshman
Webb Simpson 22 Raleigh, North Carolina Semi-finalist at the 2006 US Amateur
Kyle Stanley 19 Gig Harbor, Washington Division I first team All-American as a freshman
United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland Team Great Britain & Ireland
Name Age Hometown Notes
Scotland Colin Dalgleish 46 Helensburgh, Scotland non-playing captain
Northern Ireland Jonathan Caldwell 23 Newtownards, Northern Ireland Semi-finalist in the Irish Amateur Close Championship
Wales Rhys Davies 22 Glamorgan, Wales 2003 British Boys' Championship winner
Wales Nigel Edwards 39 Caerphilly, Wales 4th appearance
England David Horsey 22 Wilmslow, England Runner-up in the 2004 English Amateur
Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy 18 Holywood, Northern Ireland T42nd at the 2007 Open Championship (Silver Medal for Best Amateur),
won 2006 European Amateur,
1 week as World Amateur Golf Ranking number 1
Wales Llewellyn Matthews 23 Bridgend, Wales Wire-to-wire winner of the St Andrews Links Trophy
England Jamie Moul 22 Colchester, England #1 on the World Amateur Golf Ranking for 17 weeks
England John Parry 20 Knaresborourgh, England 2007 Spanish Amateur Championship
Scotland Lloyd Saltman 21 Gorebridge, Scotland In 2007, won the Scottish Champion of Champions, the Craigmillar Park Open,
the Lytham Trophy and the Irish Open Stroke Play Championship in a 5-week span.
T15th at the 2005 Open Championship (Silver Medal for Best Amateur)
England Daniel Willett 19 Sheffield, England 2007 English Amateur winner

Saturday's matches[edit]

Morning foursomes[edit]

United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland Results United States
Saltman/Davies United States 4 and 3 Horschel/Fowler
McIlroy/Caldwell halved Knost/Johnson
Parry/Horsey United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 2 and 1 Kuehne/Stanley
Moul/Willett halved Simpson/Moore
2 Foursomes 2
2 Overall 2

Afternoon singles[edit]

United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland Results United States
Rory McIlroy United States 1 up Billy Horschel
Lloyd Saltman United States 5 and 4 Rickie Fowler
Rhys Davies United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 5 and 4 Dustin Johnson
Daniel Willett United States 2 up Colt Knost
Llewellyn Matthews United States 5 and 4 Jamie Lovemark
Nigel Edwards United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 1 up Kyle Stanley
Jamie Moul United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 1 up Chris Kirk
David Horsey United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 1 up Webb Simpson
4 Singles 4
6 Overall 6

Sunday's matches[edit]

Morning foursomes[edit]

United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland Results United States
Caldwell/McIlroy United States 2 and 1 Horschel/Fowler
Davies/Edwards United States 1 up Knost/Johnson
Moul/Willett United States 4 and 2 Kuehne/Moore
Parry/Horsey United States 1 up Kirk/Lovemark
0 Foursomes 4
6 Overall 10

Afternoon singles[edit]

United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland Results United States
Rory McIlroy United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 4 and 2 Billy Horschel
Rhys Davies United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 3 and 2 Rickie Fowler
Danny Willett halved Colt Knost
Lloyd Saltman United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 2 and 1 Trip Kuehne
Jonny Caldwell United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 2 up Kyle Stanley
Nigel Edwards United States 1 up Jonathan Moore
Jamie Moul United States 4 and 3 Jamie Lovemark
David Horsey United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 1 up Webb Simpson
Singles
11½ Overall 12½

The course[edit]

The Royal County Down Golf Club in Newcastle, County Down, Northern Ireland is a par 71 course with a yardage of 7,181. Old Tom Morris is credited with designing it in 1889. In 1908, King Edward VII conferred "Royal" status to the Club.

External links[edit]

2005 Walker Cup
United States 12½ United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 11½
2007 Walker Cup
United States 12½ United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 11½
2009 Walker Cup
United States 16½ United KingdomRepublic of Ireland

Coordinates: 54°13′05″N 5°53′02″W / 54.218°N 5.884°W / 54.218; -5.884