St. Andrews, Scotland (Sports Network) - The Royal & Ancient Golf Association
announced on Wednesday that Royal Liverpool Golf Club will play host to the
2019 Walker Cup Match.
The matches will be played in September that year.
Royal Liverpool, also known as Hoylake, hosted a match between the United
States and Great Britain in 1921. The following year was the first for the
Walker Cup, and it was played in the United States.
"The members of Royal Liverpool are extremely proud of their rich heritage and
the many memorable golfing moments that have been played out over the links at
Hoylake," said David Cromie, the Secretary of Royal Liverpool Golf Club. "It
will be an honor and privilege to host the Walker Cup in 2019, an event that
will be the pinnacle of the 150th anniversary celebrations at the club."
Hoylake was the host in 1983 with Jay Sigel captained the United States team
to a 3-point win. The club will host its 12th British Open Championship next
This year's Walker Cup Match between United States amateurs and a team of
amateurs between Great Britain and Ireland will be contested at the National
Golf Links of America, September 7-8, New York. The GB&I team won in 2011, but
trails the overall series, 34-8-1.
The Sports Network