George "Buddy" Marucci, who captained the United States to a one-point victory at this year's Walker Cup, has been selected to lead the U.S. team again in 2009.Marucci
, 55, is a career amateur who was runner-up to Tiger Woods in the 1995 U.S. Amateur.
..."Being the captain of the 2007 team was the most fulfilling experience in my golfing life," said Marucci.
"I am honored to have this opportunity again, especially at Merion
."Marucci is the co-owner of Pennmark Auto Group, a luxury automotive company in the Philadelphia area.He
has qualified for more than 45 USGA championships, including 23 U.S. Amateurs.Marucci
played in the 1995 and 1997 Walker Cups.He
was 3-0 in foursomes and 1-1-1 in singles.Marucci, who resides in Villanova, Pa., is a 1974 graduate of the University of Maryland.