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Thursday
Sep072017

Roundup: 2017 Walker Cup Almost Here, GB&I Bullish On Chances

Alistair Tait of Golfweek talks to a GB&I squad that is bullish on their chances even though the bookmakers disagree.

“The best thing about our team is that we’ve grown up together,” said Florida State’s Harry Ellis, the reigning British Amateur champion. “I’ve been with Alfie (Plant) for five or six years. Jack (Singh Brar), Scott (Gregory) and I live 10 miles apart so we’ve grown up together. Actually, this whole group has all come through junior golf together.

“They’ve got a strong team but there’s something about this group of guys that feels special. Everything feels right. There’s a natural camaraderie. Even with me being away at school for the last few years, I come back and it’s just like family.”

Teammates face off!  Wake Forest's current men's golf team features a member of both squads and two graduated Stanford players also could face off representing their countries. David Shefter with all of the fun details.

Jeff Hall tells Mike Trostel what it means to have Los Angeles Country Club as a host, with some fun drone footage by Fred Vuich accompanying.

USA Captain Spider Miller wants to see the competition expanded to three days, with a four-ball component added, writes Jim Nugent of Global Golf Post.

Michael Bamberger loves the Walker Cup venue list and explains why LACC fits with the prestigious venues that have previously hosted.

Brentley Romine of Golfweek talks to players about their time with President George Bush, who lunched with the team and tended the flag for them in a four hole-exhibition Thursday. 

Here are the USGA's video highlights from the day with 43.

Images from the practice round by Harry How and Chris Keane capture plenty of great moments and the special setting.

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Reader Comments (2)

The big question is what they're on, charging $75 to attend! Are they serious?
09.7.2017 | Unregistered CommenterMatt
Well said, Matt and others. It sullies this prestigious event.
09.8.2017 | Unregistered CommenterFC

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