Roundup: USA Wins 2017 Walker Cup 19-7
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 12:57 AM
Geoff in 2017 Walker Cup

Sorry for the delayed roundup, but a combination of wanting to be respectful to our friends in Florida and those remembering 9/11, it just felt like a good day to pay respects elsewhere.

But this was a special event for all involved to cap off the USGA's biggest amateur event season--with MidAm's still to go--and I would be remiss in not celebrating another spectacular Walker Cup. The event reaffirmed its place as one of the best to watch and attend.

David Shefter's game story for WalkerCup.org on the matches.

Sunday Foursomes video highlights. And Sunday's Singles highlights.

Sunday photos from the matches by Chris Keane and J.D. Cuban captured the beauty of both the matches and venue.

Brentley Romine at Golfweek on redemption for Captain Spider Miller and Maverick McNealy after the 2015 landslide loss at Lytham.

Golf World's John Strege on Stewart Hagestad securing a Sunday singles point to cap off an incredible year for the mid-amateur.

Here was Hagestad hitting into his beloved 15th hole Sunday and bringing the Walker Cup into the LACC clubhouse for members to enjoy: 

Day two of the Walker Cup, @stew teeing off at the fifteenth in a 2&1 victory. #walkercup2017

A post shared by Geoff Shackelford (@geoffshac) on Sep 10, 2017 at 6:38pm PDT


John Hopkins
assesses the matches and where things went turned so suddenly for a GB&I that played better than the final match score suggested.

Alistair Tait talks to the GB&I side for Golfweek and they blamed their play on the type of golf played, however it's fascinating to see how much they assumed the course had to be played with only an aerial attack.

Cart drivers take note: Captain Miller had his foursomes players not "caucusing" too much, meaning they played proper foursomes with the player due to hit the next shot moving down play. This, and other match notes from Global Golf Post.

Alex Miceli at MorningRead.com explores the two sides explorations into adding a third day. Alistair Tait at Golfweek is opposed. Put me down for kicking off with a first day four-ball session, followed by the weekend days remaining the same.

The winning team picture by Chris Keane, always one of the best scenes in golf:

Your winners of the 46th #WalkerCup Match, the USA! 📸USGA/Chris Keane

A post shared by United States Golf Association (@usga) on Sep 10, 2017 at 7:57pm PDT

Colin Morikawa, Doug Ghim and Maverick McNealy all went 4-0, the first time three players on one team have done so.

Collin Morikawa, Doug Ghim and Maverick McNealy: the first time three players have gone 4-0 in a #WalkerCup. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 📸USGA/Chris Keane

A post shared by United States Golf Association (@usga) on Sep 10, 2017 at 6:24pm PDT

Jim Nugent talked to Curtis Strange, Brad Faxon and Buddy Marucci about their fond Walker Cup memories, and make sure to check out those team turtlenecks from ’83.

John Strege talks to the USGA's Mike Davis about using the Walker Cup to learn about the setting up LACC North for the 2023 U.S. Open.

Ben Crenshaw talked to AmateurGolf.com about the matches and LACC.

Ben Crenshaw of @coorecrenshaw @WalkerCup - he weighed in on LACC redo, putting tips for @DougGhim and Scottie Scheffler of @TexasMGolf pic.twitter.com/9rpi9kC1rM

— AmateurGolf.com (@amateurgolfcom) September 12, 2017

My take from Saturday night on the 78-yard 15th, which gave everyone a thrill and exceeded expectations as set out in last week's Eye On Design looking at this hole.

For those of you who watched my LACC 7th hole Eye On Design video from this week, you'll know seeing this setup and successful play was just what we hoped would happen:

Par 4? Just a driver and putter necessary for @collin_morikawa 💪💪 #WalkerCup

A post shared by United States Golf Association (@usga) on Sep 9, 2017 at 2:50pm PDT

Finally, loved these casual team shoes by Canoos and modeled by Captain Spider. You can buy 'em here.

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