1924 Walker Cup Winner and Match Scores

The 1924 Walker Cup was the third time this competition was played. Following Team USA's win, the all-time standings were three wins for the United States, zero wins for Team GB&I.

Final Score: United States 9, Great Britain & Ireland 3

Dates Played: September 12-13, 1924

Location: Garden City Golf Club in Garden City, New York

Team Captains: Cyril Tolley for Great Britain & Ireland, Robert Gardner for the United States

Team Rosters:

  • GB&I — Orme Bristowe, Charles Hezlet, William Hope, Dennis Kyle, William Murray, Michael Scott, Robert Scott Jr., Eustace Storey, Tony Torrance, Cyril Tolley (playing captain)
  • USA — Chick Evans, William C. Fownes Jr., Jesse Guilford, Jimmy Johnston, Bobby Jones, Max Marston, Francis Ouimet, Jess Sweetser, Oscar Willing, Robert A. Gardner (playing captain)
Notes: The final score was 9-3 for the Americans, but it was more closely contested than that score indicates: None of the Team USA players closed out the 36-hole matches before the 33rd hole.

The host course, Garden City (New York) Golf Club, was 6,417 yards in length — still the shortest course in Walker Cup history. (One has to assume that record is unbreakable, unless golf ball distance is rolled back some day.)

In its first three times being played, the Walker Cup was an annual tournament. After this, however, and owing to the financial strain of yearly travel, it switched to the every-other-year schedule familiar today.

1924 Walker Cup Results

Day 1 Foursomes

  • Max Marston/Robert Gardner, USA, def. Eustace Storey/William Murray, GB&I, 3 and 1
  • Jesse Guilford/Francis Ouimet, USA, def. Cyril Tolley/Charles Hezlet, GB&I, 2 and 1
  • Michael Scott/Robert Scott Jr., GB&I, def. Bobby Jones/William C. Fownes, USA, 1-up
  • Jess Sweetser/Harrison Johnston, USA, def. Tony Torrance/Orme Bristowe, GB&I, 4 and 3
Score after first session: USA 3, GB&I 1

Day 2 Singles

  • Cyril Tolley, GB&I, def. Max Marston, USA, 1-up
  • Bobby Jones, USA, def. Charles Hezlet, GB&I, 4 and 3
  • Chick Evans, USA, def. William Murray, GB&I, 2 and 1
  • Francis Ouimet, USA, def. Eustace Storey, GB&I, 1-up
  • Michael Scott, GB&I, def. Jess Sweetser, USA, 7 and 6
  • Robert Gardner, USA, def. William Hope, GB&I, 3 and 2
  • Jesse Guilford, USA, def. Tony Torrance, GB&I, 2 and 1
  • Oscar Willing, USA, def. Dennis Kyle, GB&I, 3 and 2
Score of second session: USA 6, GB&I 2
Overall and final score: USA 9, GB&I 3

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