The 2022 Presidents Cup begins at Quail Hollow in Charlotte this week. Here is what you need to know.
With the world of professional golf in turmoil and a bunch of the world’s best golfers missing, The 14th edition of the Presidents Cup arrives at Quail Hollow featuring two teams still intent on walking away with the trophy. It’s head-to-head team golf and we’re still very much excited about watching this one.
But do the Internationals gave any chance of winning?
Despite missing some big-name stars to LIV Golf, the US Team still bat deep and are odds on favourites ($1.08 at last check) to claim their 12th Presidents Cup victory. Max Homa, a captain’s pick for the team won on the PGA Tour last week.
The Internationals were filthy about losing last time these two teams met in Royal Melbourne in 2019 and vowed to stick together to win next time around. LIV Golf has messed that up a little with a bunch of big-name golfers not playing this week including Cameron Smith, Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman.
So it isn’t looking good.
If they are to be in contention during the Sunday singles matches, the team’s fortunes may rest on the shoulders of some incredibly good South Korean golfers. The foursome of K.H.Lee, Tom Kim, Si Wo Kim and Sungjae Kim each have a PGA Tour victory to their name in the past year and look unflappable under pressure.
The 2022 Presidents Cup is being played at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina – a 14-hour time difference to the east coast of Australia.
A team of golfers from the US will go head-to-head with a team of International golfers in a series of paired, and single matches.
The Internationals are made up of the best golfers from all across the world (except Europe and USA) and this year include players from Australia, South Africa, Canada, South Korea, Japan, Colombia and Chile.
DAY 1 Presidents Cup – Thursday foresomes matches
Match 1: TBD
Match 2: TBD
Match 3: TBD
Match 4: TBD
Match 5: TBD
International Team Captain: TREVOR IMMELMAN
Hideki Matsuyama, Sungjae Im, Tom Kim, Corey Conners, Mito Pereira, Adam Scott, Taylor Pendrith, Sebastián Muñoz, Si Woo Kim, Cam Davis, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, K.H. Lee.
U.S. Team Captain: DAVIS LOVE III
Patrick Cantlay, Sam Burns, Justin Thomas, Scottie Scheffler, Xander Schauffele, Tony Finau, Cameron Young, Billy Horschel, Collin Morikawa, Kevin Kisner, Jordan Spieth, Max Homa.
The Presidents Cup competition consists of 30 matches (match play) each worth one point each:
• Thursday – 5 Foursomes matches
• Friday – 5 Four-Ball matches
• Saturday morning – 4 Foursomes matches
• Saturday afternoon – 4 Four-Ball matches
• Sunday – 12 Singles matches
Foursomes is also known as alternate shot where a team of two golfers alternatively play one golf ball to contribute to the team score.
Four-ball is also known as the best ball format. Each golfer plays their own ball and the best score from each team counts towards the team score.
In case of a tie: There are no playoffs for each match with each side receiving a half-point if a match is tied after 18 holes. If the match is deadlocked at the end of Singles play, the competition will be deemed a tie and the teams will share the Presidents Cup.
HOW TO WATCH
FoxSports have a dedicated Presidents Cup Channel for the week (Channel 505) and you can watch all the live coverage and replays there and on Kayo.
Day 3 looks like the best viewing times in Australia with the first matches going out at around 9pm AEST.
FoxSports Channel 505 and Kayo Sports (All times AEST)
Day 1: Friday September 23, 3:00am – 8:00 am
Day 2: Saturday September 24, 1:30am – 8:00 am
Day 3: Saturday/Sunday September 24/25, 9:00pm – 8:00am
Day 4: Monday, September 26, 2:00am – 8:00am
More info and up to date news will all be over at the official Presidents Cup page
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