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Walker Cup: TV Times, Schedule of Play from Los Angeles CC
01 Sep 2017
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

see also: The Walker Cup, Royal Liverpool Golf Club

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LOS ANGELES, CA (September 1, 2017) - The USGA announced its 10-man Walker Cup team on the 10th green at Riviera immediately after the final match of the U.S. Amateur. The R&A followed suit the next day, and now the anticipation begins for the 46th Walker Cup Match between the United States and Great Britain & Ireland teams at Los Angeles Country Club.

AmateurGolf.com will be on site all week at LACC to provide "as not seen on TV" behind the scenes coverage.

So tune into AmateurGolf.com's Tournament Central hub all week for inteviews, daily stories, and social media highlights. The hashtag for the week is #WalkerCup.

What is the Walker Cup Match?
  • Contested by male amateur players, one team from the United States of America and one team from England, Ireland, and Wales (GB&I)
  • The teams consist of not more than 10 players and a captain.
  • The Match is conducted every two years, alternately in the U.S. and Great Britain/Ireland.
  • This is the 46th Match and will be the 3rd time the Walker Cup will ever be hosted on the West Coast - Seattle Golf Club, 1961; Cypress Point Club, 1981
Scoring

A victory in each match scores one point. In the event a match goes 18 holes without a winner, a half-point is awarded to each team. The team that scores the most points wins the Match. In the event of a tie, the team that won the previous competition retains the trophy.

Most Recent Results

2015 GB&I def. USA 16½-9½ (Royal Lytham & St. Annes GC, England)
2013 USA def. GB&I 17-9 (National Golf Links of America, Southampton, NY)
2011 GB&I def. USA 14-12 (Royal Aberdeen GC, Scotland)
2009 USA def. GB&I 16½-9½ (Merion GC, Ardmore, PA)

Schedule of Play
All Times Local (PDT)

Sep. 8 (Friday):
7:30 am Official Practice Rounds
5:30 pm Flag-Raising Ceremony

Sep. 9 (Saturday):
7:15 am Morning Foursomes Matches (4 matches, 18 holes each)
1:00 pm Afternoon Singles Matches (8 matches, 18 holes each)

Sep. 10 (Sunday):
7:15 am Morning Foursomes Matches (4 matches, 18 holes each)
12:30 pm Afternoon Singles Matches (10 matches, 18 holes each)
Closing Ceremony

Television Coverage

FOX Sports’ 2017 USGA championship season coverage concludes with the 46th Walker Cup Match, the first time FOX is covering the event. This 2017 Walker Cup Match will receive at least 12 hours of live network coverage on FS1, beginning with Saturday's Foursomes Matches. All times Pacific Daylight Time.

Saturday, September 9:
9:00-12:00 pm, Morning Foursomes Matches
2:00-5:00 pm, Afternoon Singles Matches

Sunday, September 10:
9:00-12:00 pm, Morning Foursomes Matches
3:00-6:00 pm, Afternoon Singles Matches
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.

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