1922 Walker Cup Winner and Match Scores

The very first Walker Cup ever played, the 1922 match inaugurated the Great Britain & Ireland vs. United States competition pitting teams of amateur men golfers. And Team USA was the first winner.

The format — four, 36-hole foursomes matches on the first day, eight 36-hole singles matches on the second day — stayed the same for a few decades after.

Final Score: United States 8, Great Britain and Ireland 4

Dates Played: August 28-29, 1922

Location: National Golf Links of America in Southampton, New York

Team Captains: Robert Harris for Great Britain & Ireland, William C. Fownes for the United States

Team Rosters:

  • GB&I — Colin Aylmer, John Caven, Chubby Hooman, Willis Mackenzie, Cyril Tolley, W.B. Torrance, Roger Wethered, Bernard Darwin
  • USA — Chick Evans, Robert Gardner, Jesse Guilford, Bobby Jones, Max Marston, Francis Ouimet, Jess Sweetser, William C. Fownes Jr. (playing captain)
Notes: GB&I captain Robert Harris was originally a playing-captain, but was replaced on the playing roster by journalist Bernard Darwin, who had traveled with the GB&I team to cover the tournament.

The inaugural American team was one of the strongest in Walker Cup history, and won three of the Day 1 foursomes, and the first five singles matches on the second day.

Darwin, the journalist replacement, did manage one of GB&I's victories, however, defeating American captain Fownes in the final singles match.

1922 Walker Cup Results

Day 1 Foursomes

  • Jesse Guilford/Francis Ouimet, USA, def. Cyril Tolley/Bernard Darwin, GB&I, 8 and 7
  • Roger Wethered/Colin Aylmer, GB&I, def. Chick Evans/Robert Gardner, USA, 5 and 4
  • Bobby Jones/Jess Sweetser, USA, def. W.B. Torrance/Chubby Hooman, GB&I, 3 and 2
  • Max Marston/William C. Fownes, USA, def. John Caven/Willis Mackenzie, GB&I, 2 and 1
Score after first session: USA 3, GB&I 1

Day 2 Singles

  • Jesse Guilford, USA, def. Cyril Tolley, GB&I, 2 and 1
  • Bobby Jones, USA, def. Roger Wethered, GB&I, 3 and 2
  • Chick Evans, USA, def. John Caven, GB&I, 5 and 4
  • Francis Ouimet, USA, def. Colin Aylmer, GB&I, 8 and 7
  • Robert Gardner, USA, def. W.B. Torrance, GB&I, 7 and 5
  • Willis Mackenzie, GB&I, def. Max Marston, USA, 6 and 5
  • Chubby Hooman, GB&I, def. Jess Sweetser, USA, 1-up (37 holes)
  • Bernard Darwin, GB&I, def. William C. Fownes, USA, 3 and 1
Score of second session: USA 5, GB&I 3
Overall and final score: USA 8, GB&I 4

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