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Walker Cup: Everything you need to know about the Walker Cup at Cypress Point

The world’s best amateurs will do battle at St Andrews. Check out our guide to the Walker Cup…

 

The Walker Cup is the sport’s oldest international match, dating back more than a century.

It is the biggest amateur team competition, pitting 10 players from Great Britain & Ireland (GB&I) against 10 players from the United States (US).

The event dates back to 1922, when the competition was held annually to start off with. Since 1926, the competition has been held bi-annually, with the exception of the break during World War II.

The US team has been dominant in the competition, winning 39 of the 48 matches that have been contested to date. However, in recent years, GB&I have had more success, with six wins in the last 30 years.

The Old Course at St Andrews hosted the most recent edition, as the United States won at the ‘Home of Golf’ in 2023. The 2025 edition of the competition will be played at Cypress Point.

Everything you need to know about the 2025 Walker Cup

Check out our comprehensive coverage of the 2025 Walker Cup – from frequently asked questions, to the competition’s unique heritage, and how the course is shaping up – by reading and clicking on some of the links below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the odds for the Walker Cup?

The odds for the 2025 edition are not official as yet, but expect the United States to be the favourites as they have won the last four editions of the tournament.

When and where will the Walker Cup take place?

The 2025 Walker Cup will take place on 6-7 September, with the match being played at Cypress Point in California, United States

How can I get tickets for the Walker Cup?

Tickets for the 2025 Walker Cup are not on sale as yet. The USGA website has a page on the 2025 Walker Cup that is being updated with all the latest news, and we believe that any ticket information will come via this page.

Who won the last Walker Cup?

The current holders are the United States. They won at the ‘Home of Golf’ by a score of 14.5-11.5 to win for the fourth consecutive edition of the competition.

How can I watch the Walker Cup?

The 2025 edition of the competition will be broadcast live around the world by various broadcast partners. Sky Sports will show live coverage of the competition in the United Kingdom.

How does the selection process for the Walker Cup work?

The two teams have different processes to get to their final team of 10 players.

Team GB&I start off with the Amateur Champion, if eligible. Then, the top two GB&I players on the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR) will be selected. Should The Amateur Champion occupy one of the guaranteed WAGR positions or any of the leading two WAGR players are unavailable the place(s) will not transfer to the next ranked GB&I player. The rest of the GB&I team will then be selected by the Committee.

The top three Americans in the WAGR prior to the US Amateur Championship will be selected for Team US. The winner of the US Amateur and the Mark H. McCormack Medal winner (both if eligible) will also be guaranteed a place on the 10-man team. The remaining selections, which will include at least one mid-amateur (25 years and older) player, will be decided by the USGA’s International Team Selection Committee (ITSC).

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What are your thoughts about the 2025 Walker Cup? Will you be at Cypress Point to watch the USA take on GB&I? Why not let us know with a Tweet?

Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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