Some of the best amateur golfers in the world will tee-off at Hoylake this weekend for the 47th biennial Walker Cup.

It is one of the most prestigious events on the calendar and ten of the top amateurs from Great Britain and Ireland will take on ten of their American counterparts from Saturday, September 7 to September 8. 

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Over the years the tournament has featured young golfers who have gone on to become sporting household names including Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson

The match will be played at Royal Liverpool Golf Club known as the "spiritual home" of the Walker Cup.

The beginnings of the Cup can be traced back to the town in 1921 when it was the venue for the first match between amateur golfers from Great Britain and Ireland and the United States.

The encounter will be at Hoylake for the first time since 1983 and GB&I will be bidding to win back the historic trophy after a 19-7 defeat to the United States at Los Angeles Country Club.

The United States will be looking for a first win on this side of the Atlantic since 2007 when they won 12½-11½ at Royal County Down.

Duncan Weir, executive director of golf development and amateur events at The R&A, said: “The Walker Cup is one of the world’s most prestigious and exciting amateur events featuring the most talented golfers from Great Britain and Ireland and the United States.

“The two teams have contested many memorable encounters and golf fans of all ages can look forward to watching a competitive and entertaining match played on one of the finest links courses in the country.”

The iconic links also has a notable history of staging championships and international matches.

The Open has been played there on 12 occasions, most recently in 2014 when Rory McIlroy lifted the Claret Jug, while it has also hosted the Amateur Championship 18 times.

The Curtis Cup was played there in 1992 and the Women’s British Open in 2012.

The staging of the 47th Walker Cup will coincide with Royal Liverpool’s 150th anniversary.

Fans will be able to attend the match for £40 for an adult weekend ticket and £25 for a daily ticket, while families are also being encouraged to attend with children under the age of 16 admitted free of charge.

Reduced price tickets are available for those aged 16-to-24 years old, starting at £15 for a daily ticket and £20 for a weekend ticket.

Tickets can still be purchased by visiting  

Sky Sports Golf will be broadcasting a 30-minute preview show this Friday, September 6, followed by two 60-minute highlights programmes on each match day.

BBC2 will be showing a 90-minute highlights programme at 11.15pm on Monday, September 9.