How the 2016 Ryder Cuppers fared in the Walker Cup
CHASKA, MN (September 29, 2016) -- This weekend twenty-four of the best players in world will be on center stage as they compete in the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club. However, before making it to the Ryder Cup stage, eleven of this weekends competitors, six Americans and five Europeans, cut their teeth in the Walker Cup.

So with the 2017 Walker Cup matches between the US and GB&I set to be held in less than a years time at Los Angeles Country Club, here is a look at how this year's Ryder Cuppers performed during their Walker Cup careers.

*Denotes Ryder Cup Rookie

Team USA Members to Compete in Walker Cup
Name Individual Record Team Record
Rickie Fowler (2007, 2009)7-1 2-0
Dustin Johnson (2007) 1-1-11-0
Matt Kuchar (1999)0-30-1
Phil Mickelson (1989, 1991)3-2-21-1
*Ryan Moore (2003)0-2 1-0
Jordan Spieth (2011) 2- 0-10-1

Team Europe Members to Compete in Walker Cup
Name Individual Record Team Record
*Matthew Fitzpatrick (2013)3-1 0-1
Rory McIlroy (2007) 1-2-10-1
Justin Rose (1997) 2-20-1
*Andy Sullivan (2011)2-21-0
*Danny Willett (2007)0-2 0-1

-The USGA provided the information for this story
ABOUT THE The Walker Cup

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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