2007 Walker Cup
|Dates||8–9 September 2007|
|Venue||Royal County Down Golf Club|
|Location||Newcastle, County Down, Northern Ireland|
|United States wins the Walker Cup|
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.
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.
Ten players for the USA and Great Britain & Ireland participate in the event plus one non-playing captain for each team.
|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|
|& Team Great Britain & Ireland|
|Colin Dalgleish||46||Helensburgh, Scotland||non-playing captain|
|Jonathan Caldwell||23||Newtownards, Northern Ireland||Semi-finalist in the Irish Amateur Close Championship|
|Rhys Davies||22||Glamorgan, Wales||2003 British Boys' Championship winner|
|Nigel Edwards||39||Caerphilly, Wales||4th appearance|
|David Horsey||22||Wilmslow, England||Runner-up in the 2004 English Amateur|
|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
|Llewellyn Matthews||23||Bridgend, Wales||Wire-to-wire winner of the St Andrews Links Trophy|
|Jamie Moul||22||Colchester, England||#1 on the World Amateur Golf Ranking for 17 weeks|
|John Parry||20||Knaresborough, England||2007 Spanish Amateur Championship|
|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)
|Daniel Willett||19||Sheffield, England||2007 English Amateur winner|
|Saltman/Davies||4 and 3||Horschel/Fowler|
|Parry/Horsey||2 and 1||Kuehne/Stanley|
|Caldwell/McIlroy||2 and 1||Horschel/Fowler|
|Moul/Willett||4 and 2||Kuehne/Moore|
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.
- Official site
- http://www.walkercuphistory.com – definitive site containing complete history and statistics (paid subscription site).
- Royal County Down Golf Club official site