Walker Cup memories: Luke Donald, GB&I

Luke Donald in action during the 38th Walker Cup match for Great Britain and Ireland played at the Ocean Forest Golf Club in Sea Island Ga.

Luke Donald in action during the 38th Walker Cup match for Great Britain and Ireland played at the Ocean Forest Golf Club in Sea Island Ga.

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Donald’s biggest memory of Sea Island was the heat of a late summer in Georgia.

But like most Walker Cuppers, Donald keeps in touch with many of his teammates from that Walker Cup.

“I played on a Walker Cup with Graeme McDowell,” Donald said. “Philip Rowe, the assistant captain of Stanford, I keep in touch with; Nick Dougherty; there's quite a few friendships. And I think those team events, because golf is so individual, when you have those team events, you certainly learn a lot more about the guys and bond with them a lot more during that week.”

Donald’s experience the first time in Walker Cups was 10,000 fans supporting the GB&I Lion. It's not as big as a Ryder Cup, but Donald believed it was a good precursor.

“I think we all as golfers enjoy those team events where you get to represent your country and get to feel that team atmosphere because we don't get to feel it very often,” Donald said. “It'll always be very memorable for me. Luckily I've had a very successful record when it comes to team events. I especially enjoyed it.”

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