Walker Cup 2007 - Team guide

Walker Cup 2007 - The teams

Great Britain and Ireland
Non-playing captain
Colin Dalgleish, 46, Helensburgh (Scotland)
Dalgleish won the Scottish Amateur Championship at Western Gailes in 1981 and later that year was rewarded with a place in the Walker Cup team that played the US at Cypress Point.

Rory McIlroy, 18, Holywood (Ireland)
The great white hope of European golf, McIlroy has been destined for greatness since he burst onto the amateur scene in 2005 by becoming the youngest winner of the West of Ireland and Irish Amateur Close titles.

Jonathan Caldwell, 23, Clandeboye (Ireland)
Caldwell was a member of Ireland's European Team Championship winning side at Western Gailes where he gained four points out of a possible six. Certain to be paired with fellow Ulsterman Rory McIlroy.

Rhys Davies, 22, Royal Porthcawl (Wales)
Davies played in the 2005 Walker Cup side that lost in Chicago and graduated this year from East Tennessee State University with a degree in Business Administration.

Nigel Edwards, 39, Whitchurch (Wales)
The oldest player on Colin Dalgleish's side, Edwards will be playing in his fourth Walker Cup after being in the winning teams of 2001 (Ocean Forest) and 2003 (Ganton).

David Horsey, 22, Styal (England)
An England international since 2006, Horsey successfully defended his West of England title at Saunton this year and followed that win with a fourth place in the Brabazon Trophy at Forest of Arden and a sixth place in the St Andrews Links Trophy.

Llewellyn Matthews, 23, Southerndown (Wales)
Winner of the 2007 Welsh Order of Merit, Matthews romped to a wire-to-wire victory in the St Andrews Links Trophy with a closing 67 on the Old Course.

Jamie Moul, 22, Stoke-by-Nayland (England)
No. 1 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking for 16 weeks based on his performances over the 12-month period that started with his win in the 2006 Lytham Trophy followed by a third place in the Brabazon Trophy.

John Parry, 20, Harrogate (England)
A latecomer to the Walker Cup reckoning, Parry caught the attention of the selectors with wins this year in the Spanish Amateur and the Welsh Stroke Play at Machynys.

Lloyd Saltman, 24, Craigielaw (Scotland)
The top GB&I player, at No. 3 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, Saltman will be making his second Walker Cup appearance in Newcastle. Won the Lytham Trophy and the Irish Amateur Open at Royal Dublin.

Daniel Willett, 19, Rotherham (England)
A player in form, Willett won the English Amateur Championship and had impressive 10-shot win in the South of England Championship at Walton Heath. He attends college in Jacksonville, Florida.

United States of America
Non-playing captain
George "Buddy" Marucci, 55, Villanova, Pennsylvania.
Marucci played on the 1995 and 1997 Walker Cup teams and was runner-up to Tiger Woods at the 1995 US. Co-owner of luxury car dealerships in the Philadelphia area.

Rickie Fowler, 18, Murrieta, California
A quarter-finalist in the 2006 US amateur. Young and aggressive, he is a very exciting player. Marucci said: "He's confident and a real sweet kid, he's a rising star you will hear a lot about in the future."

Billy Horschel, 20, Grant, Florida
Shot an 11 under par 60 in last year's US Amateur. Consistent week in and week out. He is one of the best ball-strikers on the US team

Dustin Johnson 23, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
He's the Big South Conference Player of the Year. A natural talent.

Chris Kirk, 22, Woodstock, Georgia.
The Ben Hogan Player of the Year. Marucci describes him as "a quiet, sleeper guy." One of the best putters on the US team.

Colt Knost, 22, Dallas, Texas.
World Amateur No 1, won the US Public Links and US Amateur title this year. Low ball flight ideal for links and playing at the top of his form.

Trip Kuehne, 35, Irving, Texas
Veteran with two Walker Cups behind him. A massive hitter, his bother Hank plays on the PGA Tour.

Jamie Lovemark, 19, Rancho Santo Fe, California
Nicknamed "Loverman", he shot 63 to win the NCAAs this year and only lost a Nationwide Tour event in a play-off. Rated the biggest talent on the US side.

Jonathan Moore, 22, Vancouver, Washington
Postponed turning professional to tee it up and last year's NCAA champ. On of the US dangermen.

Webb Simpson, 21, Raleigh, North Carolina
Three-time winner this year, he's an inspirational player who can get hot and cause problems for GB&I.

Kyle Stanley, 19, Gig Harbor, Washington.
A late addition to the squad, he has been described as "an unbelievable ball-striker" by his skipper. Runner up in the NCAAs and won twice last year. Very consistent.