1923 Walker Cup

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2nd Walker Cup Match
Dates 18–19 May 1923
Venue Old Course
Location St Andrews, Scotland
United Kingdom United States
United States wins the Walker Cup
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The 1923 Walker Cup, the second Walker Cup Match, was a team golf match played on 18 and 19 May 1923 on the Old Course at St Andrews in Fife, Scotland. The United States won 6 to 5, with one match halved.


There were ten players in each team. Four 36-hole matches of foursomes were played on Friday 18 May and eight singles matches on Saturday 19 May. Each of the 12 matches was worth one point in the larger team competition. Matches level after 36 holes were halved.


Team Great Britain[edit]

United Kingdom
Captain: Scotland Robert Harris

Orme Bristowe was the reserve.[1]

Team United States[edit]

United States
Captain: Robert A. Gardner

Friday's foursomes[edit]

United Kingdom Results United States
Wethered/Tolley United Kingdom 6 & 5 Ouimet/Sweetser
Harris/Hooman United States 7 & 6 Gardner/Marston
Holderness/Hope United Kingdom 1 up Rotan/Herron
Wilson/Murray United Kingdom 4 & 3 Johnston/Neville
3 Session 1
3 Overall 1

Saturday's singles[edit]

United Kingdom Results United States
Roger Wethered halved Francis Ouimet
Cyril Tolley United Kingdom 4 & 3 Jess Sweetser
Robert Harris United States 1 up Robert A. Gardner
Willis Mackenzie United States 5 & 4 George V. Rotan
William Hope United States 6 & 5 Max R. Marston
Ernest Holderness United States 1 up Frederick J. Wright
John Wilson United Kingdom 1 up S. Davidson Herron
William Murray United States 2 & 1 Oscar F. Willing


  1. ^ "Great Britain v America - Teams for the Walker Cup". The Times. 12 May 1923. p. 6. 

Coordinates: 56°20′35″N 2°48′11″W / 56.343°N 2.803°W / 56.343; -2.803