Marucci to captain U.S. Walker Cup team
FAR HILLS, N.J. (AP) George "Buddy" Marucci has been selected by the USGA as captain of the U.S. Walker Cup team for the second time.
Marucci is to lead a group of American amateurs against Great Britain and Ireland at his home course of Merion Golf Club in 2009. The 55-year-old Marucci lost to Tiger Woods in the final of the 1995 U.S. Amateur. He was captain of the 2007 team that claimed a one-point victory over Great Britain and Ireland in September. The Americans hold a 33-7-1 record in the series.
Marucci has qualified for more than 45 USGA championships, including 23 U.S. Amateurs. He was a Walker Cup team member in 1995 and 1997.