WALKER CUP HIS­TORY

Golf Digest Middle East - - The Golf Life -

eawell cer­tainly got Elson ready for the 38th Walker Cup at Ocean For­est G.C. on Sea Is­land in Ge­or­gia in Au­gust, 2001. The then 20-year- old part­nered English­comp­tar­iot Richard McEvoy to 1½ four­somes points be­fore earn­ing a half in his sin­gles match with Erik Comp­ton who is re­mem­bered as much for his two heart trans­plants as he is for a gal­lant joint sec­ond plac­ing (with Rickie Fowler) to Martin Kaymer at the 2014 U.S. Open.

But from the high of GB&I’s 15-9 win (and first suc­cess­ful de­fence), and as bat­tled hard­ened as he thought he was leav­ing

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