When they were Walker Cuppers (

For nearly 100 years, the Walker Cup has showcased some of amateur golf’s best and brightest talents. The biennial matches that pit the United States vs. Great Britain & Ireland have provided a stage for fans to see the next generation of stars competing before the distractions of pro golf come calling. The list of Walker Cup alumni is impressive, as witnessed here in this slideshow of some of golf’s most notable players before they were top-ranked tour pros.

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