Roundup: Early Walker Cup Preview Stories

For Golfweek I considered the idea of LACC opening its doors after all these years and what to expect from the North Course. And

And yes, I dared to claim for this week's Golfweek digital edition that the North may be the second best match play venue on the planet after the Old Course.

John Strege of Golf World on LACC letting its guard down to host a major golf event.

John Mummert of the USGA's image gallery of the course is really nice viewing.

Justin Thomas on his fond memories of playing the Walker Cup.

USA Captain Spider Miller with thoughts on each of his players.

The Team USA official page and bios.

Team GB&I bios are here.

Rory McIlroy makes a pretty powerful statement about the importance of making Walker Cup.

Robert MacIntyre of Scotland is profiled by Martin Dempster for The Scotsman.

Dempster also profiles the first "Fifer" to make the GB&I squad since 1985, Connor Syme.'s Walker Cup page of TV Times and other pertinent information.

Here is the course yardage breakdown, though it'll almost be guaranteed not to play this long. The USGA's Jeff Hall has some exciting plans for taking advantage of what I believe to be the best match play golf course outside of St. Andrews. 

The first social post from of the teams, this one by Maverick McNealy of Will Zalatoris:


"But, what else can I say? I love LA." -Dr. Dre (📷: @13maverickm)

A post shared by Will Zalatoris (@willzalatoris) on Sep 4, 2017 at 12:10pm PDT