All About Presidents Cup Golf

September 7, 2017 by

An Introduction To Presidents Cup Golf

First established in 1994, the Presidents Cup golf tournament is a series of matches between a team that represents the United States and a team that represents the rest of the world. Interestingly the international team does not include Europe, which is instead eligible as members of the US team.

The event is held every two years and its similarity to the Ryders Cup led to the event held in the years between Ryder Cup events. The event is held at venues across the world but this year it will be held at the Liberty National Golf Club in New Jersey, America.

The Event Format

The Presidents Cup uses a match play scoring system. Each of the teams has a 12-man side and in general the tournament sticks to the Ryder Cup format.

Each side has a captain. The job of the captains is to select the pairs in the events that feature doubles play. The won matches contribute one point to the team’s score. The highest score possible is a perfect score of 30, which means a side needs 15.5 points to be awarded a win. A 0.5 can be scored by a draw match.

The Team Captains

Each side in the tournament relies on their team captains and their assistants to progress and develop their game. This year the American side will have Steve Stricker as captain. Fred Couples, Tiger Woods, Davis Love and finally Kim Furyk will assist him.

The International side will be captained by Nick Price. His assistants are Ernie Els, Tony Johnstone, Mike Weir and Geoff Oglivy.

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The American Team

Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth, who are the most celebrated players on this team, will drive the American side.

  1. Dustin Johnson
  2. Jordan Spieth
  3. Justin Thomas
  4. Daniel Berger
  5. Rickie Fowler
  6. Brooks Koepka
  7. Kevin Kisner
  8. Matt Kuchar
  9. Patrick Reed
  10. Charley Hoffman
  11. Kevin Chappell
  12. Brian Harman
  13. Jason Dufner
  14. Gary Woodland
  15. Brandt Snedeker

The International Side

Statistically speaking the International side does have a disadvantage against the American team but with Jason Day, Hideki Matsuyama and Adam Scott, they will be providing a very strong challenge.

  1. Hideki Matsuyama
  2. Jason Day
  3. Adam Scott
  4. Louis Oosthuizen
  5. Charl Schwartzel
  6. Marc Leishman
  7. Branden Grace
  8. Jonathan Vegas
  9. Kim Si-woo
  10. Adam Hadwin
  11. Hideto Tanihara
  12. Emiliano Grillo
  13. Yuta Ikeda
  14. Li Haotong
  15. An Byeong-hun

 

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