A member of the team that played in this competition 2015, former US Mid-Amateur Champion Mike McCoy will lead Team USA for the first time in 2023
Mike McCoy is taking charge of Team USA at this year’s Walker Cup, but who is the 60-year-old leading the visitors to St Andrews?
McCoy won the 2013 US Mid-Amateur Championship, eventually winning a USGA title in what was his 38th appearance.
He had twice before reached the semi-finals of the same competition, making it to the last four in both 2005 and 2008.
McCoy, has history with the Walker Cup, having played in the competition eight years ago.
He was a member of the American team that travelled to the UK in 2015, playing alongside the likes of Bryson DeChambeau, Beau Hossler, Denny McCarthy and Maverick McNealy.
The 60-year-old will now captain Team USA on foreign soil, with the American side aiming to win for a fourth consecutive time.
“It’s a dream come true, it really is,” said McCoy. “I was just reflecting on how fast the two years has really gone since I was named captain.
“It [Winning the Walker Cup] would be certainly the pinnacle of my golfing life. It would be a great honour. We’ll do our best and let the chips fall where they may.”
“I’m sure it will be a let-down when it’s over,” said McCoy with a smile. “But I’m enjoying it right now – there’s a lot of adrenaline.”
Ahead of taking charge of Team USA, McCoy also ran out a comfortable victor at the R&A Senior Amateur Championship in 2022.
The American won by a stunning seven shots at Royal Dornoch to add to the success he has had over a long and storied career.
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