In a couple of weeks, the Presidents Cup—involving teams of 12 competitors on each side—will be played for the 10th time. Now consider that last weekend there was a team match that involved 684 players in a match that was celebrating its 100th birthday. The event—surely the largest annual team competition in the world—is the Town Match of St. Andrews, in which members of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club take on players from local clubs in a dawn-to-dusk marathon of foursomes (alternate shot) competition that spreads across the Old, New, Jubilee, and Strathtyrum courses. It all started in 1913 and, except for a hiatus during the two world wars, has been played each September since. This year saw a tight contest that resulted in 87 points for the Town, 84 for the R&A. The overall results, however, are a bit lopsided: Counting its recent back-to-back victories in 2009 and 2010, the R&A has won only five times, the homeys 84.