Walker Cup

Great Britain and Ireland captured the Walker Cup today for the first time since 2003.  The final score was 14-12, with the US capturing 6 1/2 of the 10 points up for grabs in today’s singles matches.

The US made a game of it, but the difference between the teams may have come down to a rules violation yesterday by one of the GB&I players.  Jack Senior, in his match with Andy Sullivan against Russell Henley and Kelly Kraft, used his brother Joe Senior, a Euro Tour player as his caddie.  The rules sheet clearly states that professional golfers are not allowed to act as caddies at the Walker Cup.

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The USGA might not be fielding their best possible team for the upcoming Walker Cup, but team captain Jim Holtgrieve has no plans to repeat the rain gear snafu that Team USA experienced at the last Ryder Cup.

Given that the Walker Cup is being played at Royal Aberdeen and they’re likely to play in the rain, it makes sense to have working rain gear.  To that end, Holtgrieve, donned the Polo-supplied rain suit and hopped in the shower.  It worked fine so it looks like Team USA will be dry and comfy (relatively speaking) over in Scotland.