VIDEO: Former President George W. Bush at the Walker Cup
07 Sep 2017
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

see also: The Walker Cup, St. Andrews - Old Course

Former President George W. Bush poses with Team USA <br>(USGA Photo)
Former President George W. Bush poses with Team USA
(USGA Photo)

LOS ANGELES, California (September 7, 2017) -- If you know the history of The Walker Cup, then you know that the cup is named in honor of George Herbert Walker who was president of the USGA in 1920 when the match was initiated.

Walker is the grandfather and namesake of George H. W. Bush and great-grandfather of George W. Bush, the 41st and 43rd Presidents of the United States, respectively. Both Presidents have attended the matches and ceremonies. This year "43" kicked off the week by joining in the Thursday practice round action. Check it out below.

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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