Feb 26th, 2018
Walker Cup returns to the Old Course St Andrews in 2023
For the first time in almost fifty years
The Walker Cup is returning to the Old Course at St Andrews in 2023 for the first time in almost fifty years.
This will be the ninth time that the biennial match between GB&I and the USA will have been played in St Andrews, which is more than any other venue in the events history which now spans 96 years.
The last match on the Old Course was in 1975 when the US side – featuring future major winners Jerry Pate, Craig Stadler and Curtis Strange – defeated GB&I 15½-8½.
Duncan Weir, the Executive Director of Golf Development at the R&A, said: “The Walker Cup is the pinnacle of men’s amateur golf in Great Britain and Ireland and the United States with many of the game’s greatest players including Bobby Jones and Sir Michael Bonallack having featured in memorable matches played over the Old Course at St Andrews.
“We are excited to be bringing the Walker Cup back to the ‘Home of Golf’ for the first time in nearly 50 years and look forward to watching some of the world’s most talented amateur golfers contest the match over the famous Old Course in 2023.”