Walker Cup: Where are Great Britain and Ireland's winning team of 2001?
By Ali Stafford
Last Updated: 08/09/17 6:59pm
Great Britain and Ireland head to Los Angeles this week for the 46th Walker Cup, with Andy Ingram’s team looking to end a barren run on American soil.
The visitors will arrive in the USA as defending champions following their 16.5-9.5 victory in 2015, although they have not celebrated success away from home since a landmark victory 16 years ago.
An American side containing future US Open champion Lucas Glover and soon-to-be PGA Tour winners Erik Compton and Bryce Molder were defeated 15-9 in Georgia, the first time GB & Ireland had successfully retained the trophy.
What happened to Great Britain & Ireland's Walker Cup-winning team of 2001? We take a closer look at how their careers developed…
Donald turned professional after his second successive Walker Cup victory and progressed through the PGA Tour's qualifying school to secure his card for the following season.
The Englishman reached the winner's circle at the 2002 Southern Farm Bureau Classic and added two more titles on the European Tour in 2004 to secure a Ryder Cup debut.
Donald was on the winning team in all four Ryder Cup teams he appeared in, most recently at Medinah in 2012 - a year after he topped the European Tour's Order of Merit.
Awarded an MBE for his services to golf, Donald also spent a combined total of 56 weeks as world No 1 during four separate spells.
Dougherty came through Qualifying School to book his European Tour playing privileges, where he finished the 2002 campaign as The Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year.
A maiden victory at the 2005 Caltex Masters in Singapore was followed by a first major top-10 and Alfred Dunhill Links Championship success in 2007, seeing him briefly break into the world's top 50.
His only other title came at the 2009 BMW International Open, with Dougherty losing his European Tour card two years later.
After a couple of seasons on the Challenge Tour, Dougherty joined the Sky Sports Golf team and announced his retirement from the sport after the 2016 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
The Welshman never turned professional, making three further Walker Cup appearances in 2003, 2005 and 2007 before captaining the Great Britain & Ireland team on three occasions.
Edwards has been the performance director for England Golf since 2012 and is part of Ingram's backroom team for this year's contest.
The Englishman claimed his only professional victory at the 2003 Volvo Finnish Open, with a third-place finish in the Challenge Tour Grand Final securing him promotion to the European Tour.
Elson lost his card the following season and struggled to hold on to his playing privileges, needing to progress through Qualifying School in 2009 and 2011.
After a poor 2016 on the EuroPro Tour, Elson has registered six top-10s on the third-tier MENA Golf Tour this campaign and appeared on the European Tour at last month's Made In Denmark.
O'Hara made nearly 250 appearances during a professional career spanning nearly a decade, with his best result seeing him share third in the 2004 Diageo Championship at Gleneagles.
The Scot failed to progress through Qualifying School in 2011 and spent the next two seasons on the Challenge Tour, before dropping down the levels to take his PGA qualification.
He recently acted as caddie to younger brother Paul during the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.
Hoey turned professional in 2002 and graduated from the European Tour in 2005, only to lose his card the following season.
The Northern Irishman returned to the top tier in 2009 and broke into the world's top 100 after winning four times in a three-year stretch from 2011.
After losing his European Tour card last season, Hoey has spent the majority of his 2017 on the Challenge Tour and finished tied-fifth at the D+D Real Czech Challenge.
The Northern Irishman claimed his first professional victory in just his fourth European Tour start at the 2002 Volvo Scandinavian Masters, before adding another success in Italy two years later.
Two victories in 2008 booked McDowell the first of four Ryder Cup appearances, while four worldwide wins in 2010 - including a maiden major at the US Open - lifted him to a career-high of sixth in the world rankings.
McDowell's last professional career victory came at the 2015 OHL Classic, with the three-time PGA Tour winner yet to register a worldwide top-10 in 2017.
McEvoy has never won a European Tour title in his professional career spanning 15 seasons, flicking up and down between the main tour and the Challenge Tour through the years.
The Englishman has been a regular in the second-tier this season, with victory at the Scottish Hydro Challenge lifting him inside the top 15 on the Race to Oman standings.
After holing the winning putt in 2001, Warren made a slow start to his professional career but registered two victories in 2005 on his way to claiming the Challenge Tour's Order of Merit.
Warren defeated Robert Karlsson the following year in a play-off at the Scandinavian Masters - his first of three European Tour victories - although he has struggled for form since winning the 2014 Made In Denmark.
The Scot has missed the cut in more than half of his 18 European Tour starts this season, leaving him needing a big finish to the year to have a chance of retaining his card.
The all-time Walker Cup points scorer for Great Britain & Ireland would go on to make two further appearances in 2003 and 2005, only turning professional aged 48.
Wolstenholme progressed through the European Senior Tour's Qualifying School and is a three-time winner on the veterans' circuit, most recently at the 2012 Benahavis Senior Masters.
The two-time amateur champion still regularly competes in senior golf, playing as recently as last week at the Travis Perkins Masters.
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