The Presidents Cup is 25 years of age this year be that as it may, as far as a challenge, well… it hasn’t been quite a bit of one.
The United States drives the arrangement 10-1, while there was one tie.
The organization (more on that beneath) might be nearly equivalent to the Ryder Cup however over that equivalent 25-year time span, the US has been pounded 9-3 by the Europeans.
Experience player records and there’s a solid example. American golf players for all intents and purposes consistently have winning records in this occasion yet losing records in the Ryder Cup.
To cull out a model, Tiger is 24-15-1 in the Presidents Cup however 13-21-3 in the Ryder Cup. You need that in rates? 61.25% to 39.19%.
It implies we need to scrutinize the legitimacy of utilizing Ryder Cup records as an indicator for results in this occasion. They’re similar to chalk and cheddar.
While the Internationals have only one win, the uplifting news for Ernie Els’ group is that it came at the current week’s setting, Royal Melbourne, in 1998. Unusually, it wasn’t close by anyone’s standards as the hosts crushed the United States group 20.5-11.5.
In any case, if Els needs to utilize that as inspiration, U.S. captain Tiger Woods could simply point to the 2011 occasion, additionally played at Royal Melbourne. On that event, Fred Couples’ group picked up retribution over the Greg Norman-captained has, fixing a 19-15 triumph.
Since the 2003 match at Fancourt in South Africa, the Americans have won seven straight, their greatest triumph in that succession coming at Liberty National in 2017 when cruising home 19-11.
Thursday – 5 Four-ball matches
Friday – 5 Foursomes matches
Saturday morning – 4 Four-ball matches
Saturday evening – 4 Foursomes matches
Sunday – 12 Singles matches
Something worth remembering while picking your line-ups or having a wagered on top focuses scorer … “In 2019, a minor configuration change will be executed, expressing every player will just be required to play at least one match preceding the last round singles matches. This is a change from earlier years when players were required to contend in two matches before singles matches.”
Renowned Royal Melbourne is viewed as one of the works of art, frequently being positioned in the main five courses on the planet. It estimates 7,055 yards and will play as a standard 71. Fairly bizarrely, it has 13 standard 4s however only two standard 5s and three standard 3s. Likewise with a large number of the ‘sandbelt’ courses in the territory, it plays firm and quick and the conditions are amplified if the breeze gets. Worldwide captain Els holds the course record of 60 in spite of the fact that it’s been stretched since he shot that number in 2004.
Skipper: Tiger Woods
Skipper’s Assistants: Fred Couples, Zach Johnson, Steve Stricker
Top U.S. focuses scorer in the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National. That is not saying a lot in spite of the fact that it was award for JT going over their prior in the year to challenge the Open de France. It’s his first time in Australia yet Thomas ought to appreciate the test and lands on the rear of two successes in his last six beginnings. Won’t have a lack of partners needing to match up with him and bits of gossip recommend a feasible up-and-comer is Tiger.
DJ had arthroscopic medical procedure to his left side knee toward the beginning of September and hasn’t teed it up since. That puts a question mark over what number of matches he may play as well as the sharpness of his game. This is no field for a virus putter. DJ is a worldwide player however last contended in Australia in 2013, completing T12 in the Perth International. He has involvement with Royal Melbourne from 2011 despite the fact that he won only one of his five matches (1-3-1 by and large).
Nobody can contend about the nature of his game in spite of the fact that Cantlay was oddly curbed when seventeenth of eighteenth in the Hero World Challenge. This is his first group rivalry since the 2011 Walker Cup and Cantlay’s peaceful nature proposes he won’t actually be the life and soul of the storage space. Nonetheless, he’s collaborated with Patrick Reed in the last three Zurich Classics so could see a lot of activity if Woods sees that organization working early.
It’s difficult to accept that he didn’t make the last Ryder Cup group in France in spite of the fact that at any rate he spared himself some scar tissue. A big deal player however with succeeds at the Tour Championship and WGC-HSBC Champions in China just as second places in The Masters and Open Championship. Solid entertainer abroad in spite of the fact that this is his introduction in Australia.
Simpson will have great recollections of Royal Melbourne from 2011 after he won three of his four matches close by Bubba Watson. All things considered, he lost the singles to K.T. Kim. Had three second places in his last seven beginnings, the most recent in a month ago’s RSM Classic, so rust won’t be an issue.
An irregularity, an American player with a losing Presidents Cup record. He and Woods were 3-1 at the 2013 release yet Kuchar has lost every one of the four of his singles matches. Was just 1-3-1 in the 2011 standoff at Royal Melbourne yet came back to the course in 2013 to wrap sprinter up to Adam Scott in the Aussie Masters. Likewise challenged a year ago’s Australian Open (T23) however ongoing structure has been beneath his standard reliable best.
Had a bad dream in the 2018 Ryder Cup, losing each of the three matches – in spite of the fact that being combined with an unwell Phil Mickelson did him no favors. Played two occasions in Australia as a beginner in 2015, wrapping sprinter up in the Australian Masters in Melbourne and T30 in the Aussie Open.
One of only a handful not many Americans to develop with some credit from the 2018 Ryder Cup, finishing 2-1-0 in spite of discovering water with his opening tee-shot. A skipper’s pick, he’ll be a prominent nearness in the changing area and, after a couple of structure stresses, completed firmly in the Hero World Challenge (only one shot higher than champ Henrik Stenson over the last 54 openings).
The U.S. Open hero gets his first taste of Presidents Cup activity however has the devices to sparkle on debut. Arrived at the last of the WGC-Match Play in 2015 and won the 2011 World Cup of Golf in China close by Kuchar. Two early top fives this season and was the 54-gap pioneer at the Hero World Challenge before a poor closer.
Reed possesses a triumphant record however doesn’t exactly have similar eyeballs out approach he does when taking on Europe – presumably as it’s been excessively simple. Be that as it may, Reed’s ‘occurrence’ at the Hero World Challenge won’t have been lost on local people and they’ll likely give him a chance to have it with the two barrels. Obviously, being thrown in the job of scoundrel could simply play into his hands. In fine structure.
As noted in the introduction, Tiger’s record in this occasion is far predominant than his baffling Ryder Cup details and he completely has the right to in the group as a player, the first to do as such since Hale Irwin in the debut Presidents Cup in 1994. How frequently will he play? All things considered, his bad habit skippers can convey a lot of burden and four out of five appears to be a sensible estimate.
Didn’t get a chief’s pick however was the following taxi of the position and got his opportunity when Brooks Koepka pulled back because of damage. Fowler came back from a three-month break to play a week ago’s Hero World Challenge and shook off some rust by completing independent ninth. Sprinter up in the Aussie PGA in 2013 and ought to appreciate the firm, quick test.
Skipper: Ernie Els
Skipper’s Assistants: K.J. Choi, Geoff Ogilvy, Trevor Immelman, Mike Weir
Marc Leishman (Australia)
A fourth straight appearance for Leishman and, as one of three Aussies, there will be bounty on his shoulders. Like the greater part of his partners, he has a losing record by and large yet he’s 2-0-1 in the singles. He didn’t play the 2011 occasion yet was T7 on his one focused beginning at Roya Melbourne in the 2013 Aussie Masters and, as a nearby Victorian, has huge experience of this kind of track.
Hideki Matsuyama (Japan)
Like Leishman, he’s just at any point tasted rout in this occasion since making his presentation as a 21-year-old in 2013. Just once outside the best 16 in his last eight overall beginnings so he’s one of the in-structure Internationals. In the event that the hosts are to have any expectation, Matsuyama doubtlessly needs to sparkle. Aussie experience? Was T6 in the 2018 World Cup of Golf nearby Ryo Ishikawa.
Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa)
Claims a triumphant record because of banking four points couple with Branden Grace in 2015. The drawback is that there’s no Grace to collaborate with this time. Oosthuizen has discovered structure at the perfect time however and was sprinter up at the Australian Open on Sunday. Additionally a champ of the 2016 Perth International in 2016. Els will without a doubt incline toward his countryman and play Oosthuizen in every one of the five matches.
Adam Scott (Australia)
A ninth appearance will be a record for an International player despite the fact that the quality hasn’t constantly coordinated the amount and, surprisingly, he hasn’t won a four-ball coordinate since 2005. So, Scott has five successes in singles play and has a triumph in the Australian Masters at this course. He’ll need to come up enormous and Els will without a doubt suit him up for each of the five matches.
Abraham Ancer (Mexico)
A new kid on the block as well as the principal Mexican to ever play on the International group. Qualified at No. 5 and has some eminent structure in this piece of the globe. Ancer won the Australian Open in November 2018 and furthermore guided Mexico (with little-know accomplice Roberto Diaz) to T2 in the 2018 World Cup of Golf at Metropolitan – another ‘sandbelt’ course in Melbourne.
HaoTong Li (China)
As with Ancer, Li turns into the main player from his country to play in the Presidents Cup. The Chinese star absolutely shouldn’t be thought little of having just completed third in an Open Championship (matched with captain Els when shooting an end 63) while he likewise made the main 25 in the two last WGC occasions of 2019 (St. Jude and HSBC). The double cross European Tour champ flaunts some nearby structure in the wake of completing T2 in the 2016 World Cup of Golf in Melbourne.
C.T. Dish (Chinese Taipei)
Likely not important to state that he’s the principal player from Chinese Taipei to play in this occasion in any case, only for the record, he is. Dish won The Heritage at Hilton Head recently and completed T11 in Mayakoba two beginnings back. Furthermore, here’s a chunk – he played in the 2014-Asia Pacific Amateur Championship at Royal Melbourne and completed T5.
Cameron Smith (Australia)
The third of the home unexpected yet the main new kid on the block. Smith has a lot of top structure on home soil, with consecutive triumphs in the 2017/2018 Australian PGA Championships while he collaborated with Leishman to complete T2 in the 2018 World Cup at close by Metropolitan. Third in the CJ Cup and hot short game proposes this organization will suit.
Sungjae Im (South Korea)
One of the seven new kids on the block on the International group and still only 21 however had an amazing first season on the PGA Tour, showing up on leaderboards for all intents and purposes each week. Adores an overwhelming outstanding task at hand along these lines, if Els needed to play him in each match, Im would be more than willing.
Byeong Hun A (South Korea)
A second Korean new kid on the block in this way, in principle, An and Im make an undeniable blending (comrade Choi is additionally one of the bad habit commanders). Got approval from Captain Els following the withdrawal of Jason Day in late November. He’s a previous U.S. Novice champion so has some matchplay family and has type of 6-8-14 in his most recent three beginnings.
Adam Hadwin (Canada)
Didn’t deal with a success at Liberty National in 2017 when he turned into the third Canadian to play on the Presidents Cup group yet should feel more calm this time. Begun the new PGA TOUR season with a second and a fourth and completed T4 (with Nick Taylor) in the World Cup of Golf at Metropolitan a year ago.
Joaquin Niemann (Chile)
In the event that Els is doing this by locale, at that point Niemann structures a conspicuous matching with individual Latin American Ancer. One more of the group’s children at only 21 in spite of the fact that he’s now a PGA TOUR champ subsequent to finding September’s A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier. Chief’s pick.
By district: Australia 3, Asia 5, South America: 2, South Africa 1, Canada 1
There are seven new kids on the block on the International group which gives Ernie Els a migraine.
Valid, there are five beginners on the United States group aside from that they’re Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schauffele, Bryson DeChambeau, Tony Finau and Gary Woodland. Or on the other hand, to put it another way, the World Nos. 7, 9, 13, 16 and 17.
Or on the other hand to put it one more way, each of the five newbies are higher than the top-positioned International player – Aussie Adam Scott at World No. 18.
In the event that it was as basic as choosing the result on world rankings, Europe would barely ever have won the Ryder Cup however, in the Presidents Cup, class appears to tell.
Maybe on the grounds that the International group is an imagined thought – will a Mexican vibe a bond with a South Korean (maybe they will, yet it’s not evidently self-evident) – perhaps it’s harder to persuade the dark horses to be more prominent than the total of their parts, something the Europeans do splendidly when playing under a similar banner.
While 1998 shows what can occur, the U.S. win in the rematch at Royal Melbourne in 2011 clues that the Americans were maybe gotten out first time however won’t commit similar errors.
Also, obviously, there’s the Tiger factor. A decent piece of the old air is back and, with an extraordinary group behind him, I anticipate that the Americans should maybe win this by three or four.