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2004 Curtis Cup Result and Match Scores

This was the 33rd time the Curtis Cup was played, and Team USA claimed the close victory. Following this result, the overall series standing was 25 wins for the USA, eight for GB&I.

2019 Walker Cup

The 2019 Walker Cup will be the 47th time the tournament is played. The Walker Cup is a biennial tournament for top male amateur golfers, between teams representing Great Britain & Ireland (GB&I) and the United States (USA). The USA leads the overall series with a 36-9-1 record.

2017 Walker Cup: USA Dominates

The 2017 Walker Cup resulted in a runaway victory for Team USA. Following this result, the overall standing in the series was 36 wins for Team USA, nine for Team GB&I and one tie.

2009 Walker Cup: Winner and Match Results

It was a seven-point victory for Team USA at the 2009 Walker Cup, which was the 42nd time the tournament was played. With this result, the overall standing in series history was 34 wins for Team USA, seven for Team GB&I, and one tie.

Can Any Club Be Used to Measure Club-Lengths Under the Golf Rules?

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At various points in the rules of golf, golfers are told to measure one "club-length" or two "club-lengths" in order to conduct a drop. The drop might be free relief from, for example, abnormal course conditions, or it might be a penalty drop. Either way, the rules tell us to use "club-lengths." That means taking out a golf club and laying it on the ground to measure from where your ball is to where the drop area is. Which brings us to the question in the headline: Can you use any club in your bag to measure a club-length? Can you use a long putter?

2007 Walker Cup Winner and Match Results

Team USA eked out the one-point victory in the 2007 Walker Cup, the 41st time this tournament was played. Following that result, the overall standing in the series was 33 wins for Team USA, seven for Team GB&I and one tie.

2011 Walker Cup: GB&I Edges USA

The 2011 Walker Cup was the 43rd time the tournament was played. Following the GB&I victory, the overall record in the event was 33 wins for Team USA, nine for Team GB&I, and one tie.

2013 Walker Cup Winner and Match Scores

An 8-point win was Team USA's largest since the 1997 Walker Cup. Following this result, the all-time standing in the tournament was 34 wins for Team USA, nine for Team GB&I, and one tie.

Is It Caddie or Caddy in Golf?

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We often run into two different spellings of the golf word for a person who carries the golf bag for a golfer: "caddie" and "caddy." Which is correct? It's "caddie." The proper spelling, in a golf context, of this word is always with the "ie" on the end, never with the "y" on the end.

2005 Walker Cup: USA By a Single Point

This was the 40th time the Walker Cup was played, and Team USA eked out a one-point victory. Following this result, the overall standings in tournament history were 32 wins by the United States, seven by GB&I and one tie.

2015 Walker Cup: Easy Win for GB&I

Team GB&I posted its largest margin of victory yet at the 2015 Walker Cup, winning by seven points. After this result, the overall standing in the match was 35 wins for Team USA, nine for GB&I and one tie.

18-Hole Scoring Record on the Champions Tour

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What are the lowest scores for a round of golf ever recorded on the Champions Tour? So far, there has been only one sub-60 round, but also 14 rounds of 60. Let's find out which 50-and-over golfers have gone the lowest on the world's top senior circuit.

2003 Walker Cup: Third Win In a Row for Great Britain & Ireland

For the third consecutive Walker Cup, the winner was Team GB&I. (GB&I had never won consecutively prior to the 2001 Walker Cup.) Following this result, the overall standings were 31 wins by the United States, seven wins for GB&I and one tie.

2001 Walker Cup: GB&I 15, USA 9

Team GB&I defeated Team USA in the 2001 Walker Cup, making it two wins in a row for the GB&I side — the first time in Walker Cup history that happened. With this result, the overall standing of the series was 31 wins for Team USA, six wins for Team GB&I and one tie.

1999 Walker Cup: GB&I 15, USA 9

Team Great Britain & Ireland defeated Team USA for just the fifth time in tournament history at the 1999 Walker Cup. After the GB&I victory, the overall standings were 31 wins for Team USA, five for Team GB&I, and one tie.

1997 Walker Cup: USA 18, GB&I 6

This was the 36th time the Walker Cup was played, and it resulted in the second-largest winning margin (12 points) to this point in the tournament's history. Following Team United States' victory of Team Great Britain & Ireland, the USA had 31 wins in the Walker Cup, GB&I four, with one Cup halved.

How to Play the Sixes Golf Format

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Sixes is a game for groups of four golfers, who pair off for 2-vs.-2 play. The catch: Players rotate partners after every six holes so that each member of the group, over the course of the round, partners with every other member.

Lowest Winning Scores Ever on the Champions Tour

Which golfers from the senior set have posted the lowest winning scores in the history of the Champions Tour? Below is the list. We've included only 72-hole tournaments here, and included only winning scores for the purposes of this record.

Walter Hagen Quotes (Plus a Few Quotations About Him)

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Walter Hagen is one of the all-time great golfers. The 1920s were his decade, but he won his first majors in the 1910s and won his last PGA Tour title in the 1930s. He was one of the biggest stars in all of sports in the Roarin' '20s and, according to some sports historians, the first professional athlete to become a millionaire. Which makes one of his quotes — "I never wanted to be a millionaire. I just wanted to live like one" — even better. "No one remembers who came in second," Hagen would say. And sometimes, arriving to a tournament site, he would ask the other golfers, "Who's going to come in second this week?" Hagen thrived on attention and pressure. At the 1919 U.S. Open, trailing Mike Brady by one stroke on the final hole, Hagen called for Brady to come out of the clubhouse and watch Hagen's attempt at a tying putt. He made the putt, then beat Brady in the playoff. Another time, facing a 10-foot putt to win a tournament, Hagen…

Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles

The Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles is a golf tournament that was played on the European Tour 14 times in the early 21st century. The tournament was discontinued after it was skipped in 2014 so that the host facility could play host to the Ryder Cup instead.

1916 PGA Championship Winner and Scores

The 1916 PGA Championship was the very first time this major was played.

1919 PGA Championship Winner and Scores

Following a two-year break, the PGA Championship returned in 1919 for just its second playing.

1920 PGA Championship Winner and Scores

The 1920 PGA Championship was the third time this major was played.