Americans won a ninth straight trophy
At the PGA Tour-hosted team pit tournament, the home team defeated the international team by a score of 17.5-12.5 to win the 12th Cup over 14 sessions.
On the opening day of the Presidents Cup 2022, 5 Foursomes matches and the rookie series of the two teams were played. With thousands of spectators, the atmosphere at Quail Hollow Stadium was fantastic, and the red hue was saturated with cheering for the US team. And it was not surprising that the members of the US squad outperformed the opponents.
On September 24, the International team took 5 points in 8 matches against the US, bringing the score to 7-11 at the PGA Tour tournament in Quail Hollow, North Carolina.
To conclude the Presidents Cup this season, the two teams will play 12 singles matches. According to the 2003 agreement, if the final score is 15 points and the winning milestone is 15.5 points, they will “take first place together” with a total fund of 30 points. The US team needs 4.5 points to keep the Cup after a successful comeback when they were guests at Royal Melbourne last year.
That year, the US, led by captain Tiger Woods, trailed 8-10 at the end of the duel but won 16-14 by winning six and drawing four matches in the final singles series.
The co-championship agreement was formed in South Africa in 2003, when Woods represented the visitors to play three extra holes but was unable to beat Ernie Els and the two sides were forced to quit due to darkness.
The US lead the International 11-7 after 18 matches evenly divided between foursome and four-ball matches, with the victory milestone at 15.5. Yesterday, the US won six singles matches and drew one, with Tony Finau and Xander Schauffele scoring vital goals. Finau defeated Taylor Pendrith 3 & 1, raising the home team’s total to 13.5. If Schauffele defeats Corey Conners, the US will cross the finish line soon.
Schauffele led from hole 6 to hole 11 and achieved a three-hole lead. Conners, on the other hand, tied the game on hole 14 with a three-birdie streak. Schauffele lost the game by hitting the pool on the par-4 15th hole. He was penalized one shot, but he found himself in another difficult situation after dropping a new ball in the rough on the left side of the fairway, 218 yards from the flag. However, the world’s number four golfer kept par by putting the ball 3.3 meters from the target. Conners, on the other hand, missed three shots to the green, made bogey on two putts, and accidentally gave up to Schauffele.
Schaufele made a bogey on the 17th hole, while Conners missed a chance to win the hole and leveled the game with a 1.5-meter shot. He couldn’t overtake Schauffele on hole 18, so the match concluded with the opponent winning 1 up, while the US pondered keeping the Presidents Cup.
At the time, the remaining five matches were only to complete the procedure, three of which were won by the International team and the rest by the US. Collin Morikawa’s point in the penultimate inning pushed the hosts to 17.5, while Christiaan Bezuidenhout beat Kevin Kisner to bring the visitors to 12.5.
In the previous period, in 2019, the US and captain Tiger Woods were leading 8-10 when the match was completed at Royal Melbourne. However, after winning six and drawing four individual matches on the last day, the US overcame the International 16-14, establishing a streak of eight Presidents Cup championships.
Last term, the International led by Trevor Immelman had eight recruits in a 12-member standard force. Meanwhile, the US host, coached by Davis Love III, has brought in six new players, including world number one Scottie Scheffler. Both teams are in the U30s, but the away team is younger, with a 28.8 average age.
Taking the PGA Tour success into account, the US rookie group won three majors out of 25 titles, while the opponent won five cups. Hideki Matsuyama is ranked 17th in the professional world, the highest in the International squad, while the US has 10 members higher than Matsuyama.
The International has only won the Presidents Cup once since its inception in 1994, at Royal Melbourne in 1998. They were drawn against the United States in South Africa in 2003 when Tiger Woods represented the visitors and had to play three extra holes to beat Ernie Els and the two teams. We had to come to a halt since it was getting dark. Since then, if the final score is 15 points, and the winning milestone is at 15.5 points in the whole 30-point fund, the agreement “together to win first” was formed.
The final tie arbitration at the Presidents Cup differs from that of the Ryder Cup, which is similarly a team event between the United States and Europe and is co-chaired by the Professional Golf Association of America (PGAA) and the Ryder Cup Europe. Despite being held by the opponent after 28 matches, the Ryder Cup will belong to the reigning champion with a fund of 28 points, and the winning mark is automatically at 14.5 points.
The Presidents Cup is an enticing mixed golf men’s and women’s golf tournament between the US team and the rest of the world’s golfers.
The list of two teams competing in the Presidents Cup 2022 has been decided. There are 12 golfers representing the United States, including six male athletes: Scottie Scheffler, Xander Schauffele, Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa, Sam Burns, and Patrick Cantlay.
In addition, the US squad includes six female golfers: Nelly Korda, Lexi Thompson, Jennifer Kucho, Danielle Kang, Jessica Korda, and Megan Khang.
On the other side, there are 13 golfers, including six female athletes: Ko Jin Young (South Korea), Lydia Ko (New Zealand), Minjee Lee (Australia), Henderson Brooke (Canada), Kim Hyo Joo (Korea), and Thitikul Ayutthaya (Thailand) (Thailand).
Pendrith Taylor (Canada), Kim Joo Hyung (Korea), Corey Conners (Canada), Lee Kyoung Hoon (Korea), Adam Scott (Australia), Sungjae (Korea), and Hideki Matsuyama are among the 7 male golfers on the rest of the world team (Japan).
Eleven of the twelve golfers in the US team, both men and women, are ranked among the top 18 in the world. As a result, the US team is more well-liked, especially considering that the Presidents Cup is being held in North Carolina this year (USA).