Playing Records

AGE

Oldest Player
Hon. Michael Scott (GB&I) – 55 years and 8 months (1934)

William Hyndman (USA) – 55 years, 5 months and 11 days (1971)

Youngest Players
Connor Graham (GB&I) – 16 years, 10 months and 9 days (2023)
Oliver Fisher (GB&I) – 16 years, 11 months and 0 days (2005)
Conor Gough (GB&I) – 17 years, 0 months and 2 days (2019)
Justin Rose (GB&I) – 17 years, 0 months and 10 days (1997)
Ronan Rafferty (GB&I) – 17 years, 7 months and 15 days (1981)
Rhys Pugh (GB&I) – 17 years, 11 months and 18 days (2011)

Akshay Bhatia (USA) – 17 years, 7 months and 2 days (2019)
Jordan Spieth (USA) – 18 years, 1 month and 14 days (2011)
Brian Harman (USA) – 18 years, 6 months and 25 days (2005)

APPEARANCES

Most Matches
Joe Carr (GB&I) – 10 (1947, 1949, 1951, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1967)

Jay Sigel (USA) – 9 (1977, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993)

Most Games Played
Jay Sigel (USA) – 33 (W18 L10 H5)
William C. Campbell (USA) – 18 (W11 L4 H3)

Michael Bonallack (GB&I) – 25 (W8 L14 H3)
Joe Carr (GB&I) – 20 (W5 L14 H1)

[From 1921-1961 each player could only play 2 games per match]

Longest Span Of Years As A Player
William C. Campbell (USA) – 24 years (1951-1975)

Joe Carr (GB&I) – 20 years (1947-1967)

Left Handers
Phil Mickelson (USA) – 1989, ’91
Ralph Howe (USA) – 1989
Brian Harman (USA) – 2005, ’09
Akshay Bhatia (USA) – 2019
David Ford (USA) – 2023

Percy B. ‘Laddie’ Lucas (GB&I) – 1936 (DNP),’47
Robert MacIntyre  (GB&I) – 2017

FAMILY AFFAIRS

Father and Son
Joe Carr (1947-1967) and Roddy Carr (1971)
Guy Wolstenholme (1957-59) and Gary Wolstenholme (1995-2005)

Andrew Brooks (1969) and Michael Brooks (1997)
Jay Haas (1975) and Bill Haas (2003)

Brothers
William Torrance (1922) and Thomas (Tony) Torrance (1924-34)
Rex Hartley (1930-32) and Lister Hartley (1932)
Matthew Fitzpatrick (2013) and Alex Fitzpatrick (2019-21)
Conor Gough (2019) and John Gough (2023)
Sandy Scott (2019) and Calum Scott (2023)

No USA brothers have played in the Walker Cup.

PERFORMANCES

Singles – Largest Winning Margin (36 holes, pre-1963)
13&12 – Bobby Jones (USA) d. T. Philip Perkins (1928)

Singles – Largest Winning Margin (18 holes, 1963 onwards)
9&7 – Scott Hoch (USA) d. James Buckley (1979)

Foursomes – Largest Winning Margin (36 holes, pre-1963)
9&8 – E. Harvie Ward & Jack Westland (USA) d. John Langley & Arthur Perowne (1953)

Foursomes – Largest Winning Margin (18 holes, 1963 onwards)
8&7 – Collin Morikawa & Norman Xiong d. Harry Ellis & Alfie Plant (2017)

GB&I Best Singles Record
Luke Donald – W4 L0 H0
Ronnie White – W4 L1 H0

GB&I Best Foursomes Record
Roger Wethered – W4 L1 H0
Philip Walton – W3 L1 H0
James Milligan – W3 L1 H0
Luke Donald – W3 L1 H0
Mark Power – W3 L1 H0

USA Best Singles Record
Bobby Jones – W5 L0 H0
William C. Campbell – W7 L0 H1
Peter Uihlein – W4 L0 H0

USA Best Foursomes Record
Max Marston – W4 L0 H0
Rickie Fowler – W4 L0 H0

Most GB&I Victories (All Formats)
Gary Wolstenholme – 10 (1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005)
Michael Bonallack – 8 (1957, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1973)
Luke Donald – 7 (1999, 2001)

Most USA Victories (All Formats) 
Jay Sigel – 18 (1977, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993)
William C. Campbell – 11 (1951, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1965, 1967, 1971, 1975)
William Patton – 11 (1955, 1957, 1959, 1963, 1965)

Undefeated For GB&I (Career)
Andrew Oldcorn (1983) – W4 L0 H0
Paul Casey (1999) – W4 L0 H0
Jimmy Mullen (2015) – W4 L0 H0

Undefeated For GB&I (One Match with 4 Wins)
Andrew Oldcorn (1983)
Paul Casey (1999)
Luke Donald (1999)
Jimmy Mullen (2015)

Undefeated For USA (Career)
Dr. O.F. Willing (1923, 1924, 1930) – W4 L0 H0
Watts Gunn (1926, 1928) – W4 L0 H0
Robert Riegel (1947, 1949) – W4 L0 H0
Sam Urzetta (1951, 1953) – W4 L0 H0
E. Harvie Ward (1953, 1955, 1959) – W6 L0 H0
Don Cherry (1953, 1955, 1961) – W5 L0 H0
Dr. Frank Taylor (1957, 1959, 1961) – W4 L0 H0
Jack Nicklaus (1959, 1961) – W4 L0 H0
Danny Edwards (1973) – W4 L0 H0
John Fought (1977) – W4 L0 H0
Lindy Miller (1977) – W4 L0 H0
Scott Hoch (1979) – W4 L0 H0
Brad Elder (1997) – W4 L0 H0
Doug Ghim (2017) – W4 L0 H0
Collin Morikawa (2017) – W4 L0 H0
Ricky Castillo (2021) – W4 L0 H0
Gordon Sargent (2023) – W4 L0 H0

Undefeated For USA (One Match with 4 Wins)
William C. Campbell (1967)
Danny Edwards (1973)
John Fought (1977)
Lindy Miller (1977)
Scott Hoch (1979)
Bob Lewis Jr (1987)
Brad Elder (1997)
John Harris (1997)
Rickie Fowler (2009)
Peter Uihlein (2009)
Doug Ghim (2017)
Collin Morikawa (2017)
Maverick McNealy (2017)
Ricky Castillo (2021)
Gordon Sargent (2023) – W4 L0 H0

Hole-In-Ones
Max Homa (USA) – 6th hole, National Golf Links of America (Day 2 Singles, 2013)

RESULTS

Overall Match Record
Played 49 – USA 39, GB&I 9, Halved 1

Largest Winning Margins 
USA 19 – 5 GB&I – 14 points; Interlachen C.C., Minnesota (1993)
USA 18 – 6 GB&I – 12 points; Quaker Ridge G.C., New York (1997)
USA 19 – 7 GB&I – 12 points; Los Angeles CC, California (2017)

GB&I 16.5 – 9.5 USA – 7 points; Royal Lytham & St. Annes (2015)

Most Consecutive Team Victories
USA 9 (1922-36 and 1947-63)

GB&I 3 (1999-03)

COURSES

Most Times
Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland – 9 (1923, 1926, 1934, 1938, 1947, 1955, 1971, 1975, 2023).

Longest Course
Los Angeles CC, California (USA) – 7,334 yards (2017).

Royal Liverpool G.C., England (GB&I) – 7,290 yards (2019).
St. Andrews, Scotland (GB&I) – 7,237 yards (2023, Round 2 / Full: 7,313 yards).

Shortest Course
Garden City GC, New York (USA) – 6,417 yards (1924).

Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland (GB&I) – 6,487 yards (1923).

ME.

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