The Los Angeles Country Club has been selected by the United States Golf Association as the site for the 46th Walker Cup, to be held Sept. 9-10, 2017.
The 2017 match will be played on the North Course, which opened in 1921 and was originally designed by W. Herbert Fowler, with George C. Thomas Jr. in charge of construction. Thomas redesigned the North Course in 1927, with William P. Bell as the builder.
“The Los Angeles Country Club is honored to have the USGA accept its invitation to host the 2017 Walker Cup Match on its historic George Thomas-designed North Course,” said Robert Cooper, club president. “The club believes that its championship course, enthusiastic membership support and predictably agreeable September weather will produce a memorable competition.”
The Los Angeles Country Club will be hosting its third USGA-sanctioned golf event, having served as the site of the 1930 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship and the 1954 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship. The only previous Walker Cup in the state of California was in 1981 at Cypress Point Club in Pebble Beach.
First contested in 1922, the Walker Cup is a biennial team competition between 10 amateur players representing the United States and 10 amateur players representing Great Britain and Ireland. The Walker Cup is played over two days and consists of 18 singles matches and eight foursomes (alternate shot) matches. The 42nd Walker Cup match took place Sept. 12-13 at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa., and was won 16.5-9.5 by the Americans.
The 43rd Walker Cup will be played at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club in Scotland, Sept. 10-11, 2011, and the 44th edition will be played at National Golf Links of America in Southampton, N.Y., Sept. 7-8, 2013. The site of the 2015 Match has not been announced.
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