02 - 03 Sep 23
Old Course, St Andrews, Scotland

The Walker Cup is a prestigious international match bringing together leading amateur male players from Great Britain and Ireland and the United States of America for the biennial contest.

The Walker Cup has been played by many of the sport’s greatest golfers and selection to play in the historic match is often regarded as the highlight of an amateur’s career. Past competitors include Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Collin Morikawa, Sir Michael Bonallack, Padraig Harrington and Rory McIlroy. The Walker Cup began in 1922 and the United States of America leads the series 38-9, having won the last three contests, with one match tied.

GB&I Team Selection Criteria - (team of 10)

  • The current Amateur Champion if eligible.
  • The top-two GB&I players in the World Amateur Golf Ranking® (WAGR ®) on Wednesday 16 August.  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.
  • Remaining places selected by Committee.
GB&I eligibility is based on being eligible to play for one of the Home Nations.


Walker Cup Tickets

Join us as we celebrate 100 years since the Walker Cup was first staged in St Andrews and witness two of the fiercest team rivalries in amateur golf, battle it out on the Old Course.  The energy and excitement will be unparalleled as Great Britain and Ireland go head-to-head with the USA in this historic match-up at the Home of Golf.
Walker Cup

2023 Match

The 49th Walker Cup will be staged over The Old Course in St Andrews in September 2023. It is the oldest and most iconic golf course in the world and was host venue for The Open in 2022. It will be the first time the Walker Cup has been held over the Old Course since 1975. The United States of America will defend the trophy after their 14-12 success at Seminole in 2021.

Old Course, St. Andrews
First Match
USA Wins
GB&I Wins
2021 Result
USA 14-12 GB&I

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