Notable Past Walker Cup Players

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Bobby Jones The greatest amateur of them all (pictured here at the 1923 U.S. Open) played in a total of five Walker Cups, including two as a playing captain. Jones was 9-1-0 in all, going 5-0-0 in singles — the best record in Walker Cup history.
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Jack Nicklaus The Golden Bear (pictured here at the '59 British Amateur) played in the 1959 Walker Cup before nearly winning the 1960 U.S. Open as an amateur. He then played on the 1961 team before winning his first professional tournament, the 1962 U.S. Open at Oakmont.
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Phil Mickelson By the time he competed in the 1991 Walker Cup at Portmarnock Golf Club in Ireland, Lefty had already won a U.S. Amateur (1990) and a PGA Tour event (the 1991 Northern Telecom Open).
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Tiger Woods The only man to win three-straight U.S. Junior Amateurs and three-straight U.S. Amateurs represented the U.S. in the 1995 Walker Cup at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club in Wales. Tiger went 2-2.
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Luke Donald The current World No. 1 played on two victorious Great Britain and Ireland teams, in 1999 at Nairn Golf Club in Scotland (pictured) and 2001 — quite a feat considering the fact that the U.S. leads the series 34-7.
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Justin Rose PGA Tour pro Justin Rose appeared in the 1997 Walker Cup at Quaker Ridge Golf Club before finishing T4 at the 1998 Open Championship as an amateur.
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Matt Kuchar The three-time PGA Tour winner, 1997 U.S. Amateur champion and top-10 machine represented the U.S. in the 1999 Walker Cup. Current PGA Tour pro Bryce Molder (standing) was also on the team.
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Lucas Glover The 2009 U.S. Open champ, Glover participated in the 2001 Walker Cup at Ocean Forest Golf Club in Georgia where he played a practice round with former President George H.W. Bush. The event is named after the president's grandfather, George Herbert Walker, who was the president of the USGA when the event was founded in 1920.
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Anthony Kim One of the stars of the victorious U.S. Ryder Cup team in 2008, Kim honed his skills at the 2005 Walker Cup at Chicago Golf Club.
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Jeff Overton Overton, who was teammates with Kim on the 2005 team, is remembered for his "Boom baby!" exclamation after holing a shot from the fairway for eagle during the 2010 Ryder Cup.
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Dustin Johnson Perennial major contender Dustin Johnson helped the U.S. to a win at the 2007 Walker Cup at Royal County Down.
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Rory McIlroy The reigning U.S. Open champ was on the losing side at Royal County Down (when he faced off against a U.S. team that included Rickie Fowler, left) which is located near his hometown of Holywood, Northern Ireland.
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Rickie Fowler Fowler went a combined 7-1-0 over the 2007 and 2009 Walker Cups (the latter was played at Merion Golf Club), both of which were won by the U.S.
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Webb Simpson Simpson, author of two wins in the past month and current FedEx Cup leader (as of 9/7/11), played on the 2007 team with Fowler and Johnson.