U.S. wins big, takes back Walker Cup

By: augolfwholesale  10-Sep-2013
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SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. -- Nathan Smith won the deciding point in the United States' 17-9 victory over Britain and Ireland in the Walker Cup on Sunday, beating England's Nathan Kimsey 4 and 3 in the fifth singles match at historic National Golf Links of America. The United States, ahead 8-4 entering the final day in the biennial amateur event, split the four morning foursomes matches and won seven of the 10 afternoon singles matches. The event, first played in 1922 at National Golf Links, is named in honor of former USGA President George Herbert Walker -- President George H.W. Bush's grandfather and President George W. Bush's great-grandfather. George W. Bush attended the matches. The U.S. leads the series 35-8-1. In 2011, Britain and Ireland won 14-12 at Royal Aberdeen in Scotland. "It's something I have been wanting for a long, long time, particularly after we lost in 2011," U.S. captain Jim Holtgrieve said. "I was hoping I would get a mulligan for `13 and when I knew it was going to be at National Golf Links, which is where it all started, I wanted so bad to come here. Yes. I wanted to win, but I wanted to do something good for golf and this, to me, was truly good for golf."

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