How to watch the Walker Cup at St. Andrews this weekend

Gordon Sargent of Team USA hits a shot during a Walker Cup practice round on the Old Course at St. Andrews on Monday.

Gordon Sargent of Team USA hits a shot during a Walker Cup practice round on the Old Course at St. Andrews on Monday.

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Few things are as sweet as watching golf in St. Andrews through your TV — OK, playing it yourself would be better — so watching some of the game’s youngest and brightest stars battle the Old Course is something we’ve got circled on our calendars.

Plus, the Walker Cup is one of the coolest events in golf. You are going to want to tune in.

For the uninitiated, the Walker Cup is a biennial team match-play event between amateur golfers from the United States vs. amateurs from Great Britain and Ireland. For the most part, these players are largely in college programs and turn pro in the future, although not always. Stewart Hagestad, for example, is 32 and the oldest player on the U.S. team. (Matthew McClean, 30, of Ireland, is the oldest player on GB&I.)

Here’s everything you need to know about the Walker Cup including the teams, the format and how to watch.

How to watch the Walker Cup at St. Andrews

FORMAT

Saturday
4 foursomes matches, 3:30 a.m. ET start
8 singles matches, 8:45 a.m. ET start

Sunday
4 foursomes matches, 3 a.m. ET start
10 singles matches, 8:15 a.m. ET start

TV SCHEDULE (ET)

Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (Golf Channel)
Sunday: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. (Golf Channel)

TEAMS

The Walker Cup started in 1922, and this year’s event is the 100-year anniversary of the second Walker Cup (the first overseas), which was also held at St. Andrews, in 1923.

The U.S. leads the all-time series 38-9-1 and has won the last three. Here are the rosters for this year’s squads.

TEAM USA (World Amateur Golf Ranking)

Nick Dunlap, 19, Huntsville, Ala. (5)
David Ford, 20, Peachtree Corners, Ga. (4)
Nick Gabrelcik, 21, Trinity, Fla. (10)
Austin Greaser, 22, Vandalia, Ohio (9)
Stewart Hagestad, 32, Newport Beach, Calif. (18)
Ben James, 20, Milford, Conn. (7)
Dylan Menante, 22, Carlsbad, Calif. (6)
Gordon Sargent, 20, Birmingham, Ala. (1)
Preston Summerhays, 21, Scottsdale, Ariz. (14)
Caleb Surratt, 19, Indian Trail, N.C. (8)

TEAM GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND (World Amateur Golf Ranking)

James Ashfield, 22, Wales (70)
Jack Bigham, 19, England (90)
Barclay Brown, 22, England (26)
John Gough, 24, England (13)
Connor Graham, 17, Scotland (210)
Alex Maguire, 22, Republic of Ireland (144)
Matthew McClean, 30, Northern Ireland (53)
Liam Nolan, 23, Republic of Ireland (140)
Mark Power, 23, Republic of Ireland (97)
Calum Scott, 20, Scotland (31)

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