FAR HILLS, N.J. -- George "Buddy" Marucci has been
selected by the USGA as captain of the U.S. Walker Cup team for the
Marucci is to lead a group of American amateurs against Great
Britain and Ireland at his home course of Merion Golf Club in 2009.
The 55-year-old Marucci lost to Tiger Woods in the final of the
1995 U.S. Amateur. He was captain of the 2007 team that claimed a
one-point victory over Great Britain and Ireland in September. The
Americans hold a 33-7-1 record in the series.
Marucci has qualified for more than 45 USGA championships,
including 23 U.S. Amateurs. He was a Walker Cup team member in 1995