2022 Presidents Cup: Frequently Asked Questions | Golf News and Tour Information

The 14th edition of the Presidents Cup brings together two dozen of the best golfers in the world at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte. The U.S. and international teams will begin the four-day event Thursday morning in North Carolina. Since the Cup’s inception in 1994, the United States has been a dominant force, going 11-1-1 overall. The only time the international team emerged victorious was at Royal Melbourne in 1998. The United States have won eight in a row, including a dominating 19-11 performance in 2017 and a closer 16-14 game. , three years ago in Australia. As we prepare for another game in the biennial event, here are all the answers to some frequently asked questions about the 2022 Presidents Cup.

What is the Presidents Cup?

It’s a reasonable opening question given that matches are normally held every two years and a billion things have happened in golf since 2019, including pushing that event back a year due to the pandemic. It’s also easy to confuse it with the Ryder Cup, another global competition you don’t have to worry about right now since we’re in an even year. In short, the Presidents Cup is a series of matches between the United States and an international team that represents the rest of the world outside of Europe. It was created by the PGA Tour, which saw an opportunity for players not involved in the Ryder Cup to compete in a team event. Competition alternates between venues in the United States and overseas. The previous three competitions were held in Australia (Royal Melbourne, 2019), New Jersey (Liberty National, 2017) and South Korea (Jack Nicklaus Golf Club, 2015)

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What is the format of the Presidents Cup?

Unlike the Ryder Cup, the Presidents Cup is a four-day event with 30 matches in total. Thursday and Friday there is only one five game session each day, foursomes (alternate shots) on day 1, four balls (best ball) on day 2. On Saturday there are two sessions of four matches, with four-ball in the morning and foursomes in the afternoon. Finally, on Sunday, there will be 12 singles matches. The team that scores the most points after four days wins the Cup.

Explain the difference between four-ball and four-ball formats.

It might be a bit confusing, but think of it this way, in four-ball each player is playing their own ball, so four-ball is still in play. Also called best-ball, this is a match where each team uses their best score of the two balls. Thus, if player A birdies and player B pars, the birdie would be recorded as the team’s score for that respective hole. Foursomes is an alternate move. One person hits the disc, then the partner hits the next shot, and so on until the hole is completed.

Has this always been the Presidents Cup format?

Over the years there have been constant small changes to the construction of the event. The final day has always consisted of 12 singles matches, however, the move from three days to four in 2015 allowed some wiggle room in the setup. The total number of points has also changed over the decades, but the current number of 30 has remained the same since 2015.

When is the 2022 Presidents Cup and where is it played?

This year’s contest will take place September 22-25 at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina. Quail Hollow will be the fifth golf course to host the games in the United States. But that won’t be a problem this year in the United States. It was designed by George Cobb and opened in 1961, but had a few holes modified by Arnold Palmer in 1986 and has been redesigned by Tom Fazio several times, in 1997, 2003 and again in 2014 in preparation for this Presidents Cup. You may recall that the club annually hosts the Wells Fargo Championship on the PGA Tour. However, he did not host the event this year so he could be fully prepared for the matches. The course will be rerouted for the Presidents Cup to ensure the infamous last three holes of Quail Hollow are in play for all matches.

Which team won the 2019 Presidents Cup?

United States. Still. Tiger Woods was the captain. As mentioned earlier, the United States is on a hot streak winning the last eight Presidents Cups. In 2019 though, it was closer than many remember. The international team easily won Thursday’s session and split on Friday, taking a 6 1/2 to 3 1/2 lead in the final two days. The Americans were just 2 points down going into Sunday’s singles and took an 8-4 win in session and a 16-14 win overall. Not only was Woods the captain, but he was a player captain and played in three of five sessions. Ernie Els was captain of the Internationals.

How are the teams for the Presidents Cup selected?

Each team is made up of 12 players, six of whom earn their place through their ranking on the season’s points list. The other six are selected by the respective team captains. The United States uses FedEx Cup points to help determine their automatic six, with the points doubling for the 2022 season. The deadline this time was the 2022 BMW Championship. The international team uses the World Ranking point system golf official and selects the top six players from the roster.

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Captain Tiger Wiids is at the center of the Presidents Cup in 2019 at Royal Melbourne.

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Who are the players of the 2022 Presidents Cup teams?

The 2022 USA team is as follows:

Automatically qualified, in order of qualification: Scottie Scheffler, Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schauffele, Sam Burns, Justin Thomas, Tony Finau.

Davis Love III Captain’s Pick: Jordan Spieth, Collin Morikawa, Max Homa, Billy Horschel, Cameron Young, Kevin Kisner.

The 2022 international team is as follows:

Automatically qualified, in order of qualification: Hideki Matsuyama, Sungjae Im, Joohyung “Tom” Kim, Corey Conners, Adam Scott, Mito Pereira.

Trevor Immelman’s captain’s pick: KH Lee, Si Woo Kim, Taylor Pendrith, Cameron Davis, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Sebastian Munoz.

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Who are the alternate captains of each team?

The US alternate captains are Fred Couples, Zach Johnson, Steve Stricker and Quail Hollow member Webb Simpson. The international alternate captains are Mike Weir, KJ Choi, Geoff Ogilvy and Camilo Villegas.

There do not appear to be any LIV Golf players listed on any of the teams. Is it correct? Why?

The quick and easy answer is that members of the LIV Golf Series are not eligible to play in the Presidents Cup, which as we mentioned is sanctioned by the PGA Tour. So, no, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Reed, among others, will not be on the American side. As for the international squad, which has struggled to keep some of those matches close, it won’t have reigning British Open champion Cam Smith, Abraham Ancer, Joaquin Niemann or Louis Oosthuizen. When all of the aforementioned names defected to LIV Golf, they were immediately suspended by the PGA Tour and one of the elements of that suspension meant no one could play at Quail Hollow.

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Which team has won the most Presidents Cups?

Of the 13 games, the United States won 11 and the international team won once. There was a tie in 2003 in South Africa.

What is the biggest margin of victory in the Presidents Cup?

In 2000, the American team led by Ken Venturi at Robert Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia won by 11 points with a score of 21½ to 10½. It was the Presidents Cup straight after losing to the international team for the first time in 1998.

What if the Presidents Cup ended in a 15-15 draw?

Unlike the Ryder Cup, where the team currently holding the cup would keep it, if both teams split the points equally in the Presidents Cup, they will split the trophy.

How many times have teams tied in the history of the Presidents Cup?

This only happened once in 2003. Early on, the tie led to a sudden-death playoff between Tiger Woods and Ernie Els, representing their respective teams. After three holes, the two were still at an impasse and the sun having set, it was decided that the Cup would be shared.

Who has participated in the most Presidents Cups?

2019 was the first time Phil Mickelson failed to qualify for a Presidents Cup since it was launched in 1994. Either way, he wouldn’t have qualified this year because he’s not playing well enough, but as a member of LIV Golf, he is not eligible. In any event. Lefty was part of 12 teams with the most Cup points with 32½.

Are there other golf events similar to the Presidents Cup?

There are many other golf events similar to the Presidents Cup, including the Ryder Cup (which we may have already mentioned once or twice). The Ryder Cup is held every two years in non-Presidents Cup years and pits the United States against a team made up of European players. There’s also the Solheim Cup, which is the women’s professional equivalent of the Ryder Cup; the Walker Cup, which pits amateurs from the United States against Great Britain and Ireland; and the Curtis Cup, which is the women’s equivalent of the Walker Cup. There are also junior versions of the Presidents, Ryder and Solheim cups.

Who are the future hosts of the Presidents Cup?

Future Presidents Cup host sites in the United States and internationally have been announced through 2030.

2024: Royal Montreal Golf Club, Quebec, Canada
2026: Medinah Country Club, Chicago
2028: Royal Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
2030: Bellerive Country Club, St. Louis

Who is broadcasting the Presidents Cup?

NBC owns the US television rights for the competition and will share coverage with the Golf Channel and its streaming service, Peacock. Here’s a breakdown of the TV schedule as it will appear in the US (all times Eastern):

Thursday September 22
Foursomes of Day 1: Golf Channel and Peacock, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday September 23
Day 2 four-ball: Golf Channel and Peacock, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday September 24
Day 3 Foursomes and Four-Balls: NBC and Peacock, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday September 25
Singles Day 4: NBC and Peacock, 12-6 p.m.

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