Royal Liverpool will host the 2019 Walker Cup
Royal Liverpool Golf Club <br>(Royal Liverpool Golf Club Photo)
Royal Liverpool Golf Club
(Royal Liverpool Golf Club Photo)
(September 8, 2016) -- With the 2017 Walker Cup at Los Angeles Country Club a year away, the Royal and Ancient announced that Royal Liverpool will host the 2019 version on September 7th and 8th. When the Walker Cup heads to Royal Liverpool in three years time it will mark the second time the venue has hosted the event.

Royal Liverpool first hosted the biennial matches between the United States and Great Britain & Ireland in 1983, with the U.S. winning 13.5-10.5. The matches will also help Royal Liverpool celebrate its 150th anniversary.

The club, which is part of the British Open rota has had a long history with the amateur game, including hosting the first British Amateur in 1885 and the first international matches between the U.S. and Great Britain & Ireland in 1921. Those matches led to the establishment of the Walker Cup.

The announcement came on Thursday as the R&A announced seven host sites for 2019 championships and international matches.

When the Walker Cup matches head to Los Angeles Country Club next year for the 46th playing the U.S. will be looking to avenge a 16.5-9.5 defeat in 2015 at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club.

-The R&A and Golfweek contributed to this story

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The Walker Cup Match is a biennial 10-man amateur team competition between the USA and a team composed of players from Great Britain and Ireland and selected by The R&A. It is played over two days with 18 singles matches and eight foursomes (alternate-shot) matches.

The first United States Walker Cup Team, which in 1922 defeated the GB&I side, 8-4, at the National Golf Links of America, is considered among the best teams ever and included Francis Ouimet, Bob Jones, Charles “Chick” Evans and Jess Sweetser. Many of the game’s greatest players have taken part in Walker Cup competition, including U.S. Open champions Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth for the USA and Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose for Great Britain and Ireland.

The USA leads the overall series 35-8-1.

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