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Everything to know about the 2023 Walker Cup at St. Andrews

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It’s time for one of the greatest men’s amateur competitions in the world, the Walker Cup.

The 49th Walker Cup is set for Sept. 2-3 at the Old Course at St. Andrews. The Walker Cup is a 10-man amateur team competition between the U.S. and Great Britain and Ireland. The Old Course has hosted eight previous Walker Cups, more than any other venue, most recently in 1975, when the USA defeated GB&I, 15½-8½.

The USA leads the all-time series over GB&I, 38-9-1.

The United States’ 10-man roster is highlighted by World No. 1 Gordon Sargent and U.S. Amateur winner Nick Dunlap.

Here’s everything you need to know for the 2023 Walker Cup.

A general view across the 1st and 18th holes with The R&A Clubhouse during a practice round prior to the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at the Old Course St. Andrews on September 27, 2022, in St Andrews, Scotland. (Photo by Oisin Keniry/Getty Images)

Venue: Old Course at St. Andrews

Opened: 15th century

Architect: Original architect unknown (renovations by Daw Anderson in 1850s; Old Tom Morris 1865-1908)

Yardage: The Old Course at St. Andrews will be set up at 7,313 yards and will play to a par of 36-36–72. The yardage for each session of the competition will vary due to course setup and conditions.

Walker Cup 2021

A United States Walker Cup team bag during a practice day prior to The Walker Cup at Seminole Golf Club on May 07, 2021, in Juno Beach, Florida. (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)

Team selection: The USGA selects the USA team, while The R&A chooses the GB&I side.

Series record: USA leads 38-9-1

Captains: Michael McCoy (USA); Stuard Wilson (GB&I)

Scoring: One full point is awarded for each victory, while a half-point is earned for matches that are all square after 18 holes. The USA needs 13 points to retain the Cup, while GB&I requires 13½ points to reclaim it.

The Walker Cup

Members of Team USA pose for photos with the U.S. flag after defeating Team Great Britain & Ireland 14-12 at the Walker Cup at Seminole Golf Club on May 09, 2021, in Juno Beach, Florida. (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)

Friday, Sept. 1: Opening Ceremony
Saturday, Sept. 2: Four morning foursomes matches followed by eight singles matches
Sunday, Sept. 3: Four morning foursomes matches followed by 10 singles matches, followed by Closing Ceremony

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