Amazing Britain and Ireland will go head-to-head with the United States this weekend at the Walker Cup, with coverage in the amateur event on Sky Sports.
Royal Liverpool hosts the tournament, the amateur equivalent of the Ryder Cup, in which GB&I are bidding to regain the prize’ .
Each of the five editions of this competition have been won by the household, together using GB&I captain Craig Watson hoping his team can follow on from successes at Royal Aberdeen at 2011 and Royal Lytham at 2015.
Bryson DeChambeau featured in the losing American side four years’ ago, with Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Justin Rose, Paul Casey and Padraig Harrington one of the long list of prominent names to have appeared in the Walker Cup throughout their recreational careers.
The episode sees four foursomes matches played on both mornings until eight singles matches during the opening afternoon and 10 over the final day, with a total of 26 points available and a team needing to evaluate 13.5 for successive victory.
This year’s 10-man GB&I team includes the Amateur champion James Sugrue, the English Amateur champion Conor Gough and Alex Fitzpatrick – brother of Matt Fitzpatrick – while the side comprises Stewart Hagstead, who’s played in the last three US Opens, and world No 1 amateur Cole Hammer.
Sky Sports will get protection of this contest, beginning with a unique preview show on Friday evening with highlights for daily reports on the Sky Sports website and the two championship on Sky Sports Golf.
TV Times (all on Sky Sports Golf)
Series – Friday 9pm
Day highlights – Saturday 11.30pm, Sunday 10.30am
Day 2 highlights – Sunday 11.30pm
Who’ll win the 47th Walker Cup? Watch on Sky Sports Golf!