The PGA Tour schedule year and European Tour season have both finished up, which implies there are only two significant golf occasions left in 2019. The first is the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, and the second is the Presidents Cup the next week in Australia. Tiger Woods will be at the focal point of both. It’s odd to have significant level group golf during this time – when we’re contemplating turkeys and Lions than we are about Tigers. Such is the golf world when the International group faces the stacked U.S. group at regular intervals in a non-American district.
While this occasion could get somewhat covered by everything else going on in the games world – also the special seasons – I trust it doesn’t. There are a lot of fascinating storylines for this Presidents Cup, and the challenge, while possibly unbalanced, should even now be captivating. How about we take a gander at nine of those storylines going into the last month of the year.
1. Tiger as chief/contender: Kordell Stewart is desirous of Tiger Woods cut job on this squad. He’ll flourish as chief, yet in what capacity will he do on the course? I’m increasingly questionable after his terrible involvement with Paris at the Ryder Cup the previous fall yet additionally confident after he brought down the Zozo Championship this fall. Perhaps more relevantly, by what means will his body hold up over a fourteen day stretch in which he’ll host and play in the Hero World Challenge, take an over the-world trip to Australia and persevere through seven days of captaining and playing there? It is anything but a spot I would have energetically placed him in, however he seems started up to flourish in it.
2. Worldwide … stars? The International group has a lot of youths that appear as though they could be extraordinary yet probably won’t appear to be incredible in light of the fact that they’re going toward the Justin Thomases and Webb Simpsons of the world. This incorporates (however isn’t constrained to) Sungjae Im, Joaquinn Niemann, Cam Smith and Haotong Li. Any of them could bust down the entryway and show out on an immense stage, however the folks remaining crosswise over them speak to an amazing mountain they’ll need to ascend.
3. Aussie springboard: I recall a specific individual who in 2014 went down to Australia, won the Australian Open by six and afterward took the following two significant titles. Jordan Spieth isn’t on the current year’s squad, yet someone (Xander Schauffele? Patrick Cantlay?) could assume that job and take the energy from a tremendous Presidents Cup in Australia into 2020.
5. Who plays with Patrick Reed? Perhaps I’m the one in particular who thinks about this, yet after the Reed explore in Paris went astray (like stating Kansas has been poor at football as of late), I’m interested who goes out in foursomes or four-ball with the craftsman once in the past known as Captain America. The trump card here is Justin Thomas, who you can combine with actually anybody (counting me) and win a match. It would be an extreme scene (perhaps the hardest scene) for Spieth to watch from over the world.
6. Senior statesmen: Who’s going to step up for the International group? Is it going to be Jason Day, who is [checks notes] 3-6-4 in his profession in non-singles play at the Presidents Cup? Adam Scott, who has three through and through non-singles wins in the Presidents Cup since 2007? Hideki Matsuyama, who has three through and through Presidents Cup wins … ever? Like the U.S. side in the Ryder Cup, the International group is loaded up with folks who have seen some stuff throughout the years in the Presidents Cup. It will take lights-out play from their newbies at the same time, considerably more critically, bizarre play from their vets to keep this thing close.
7. Can the U.S. indeed, even be tested? Just twice since 1998 – the main International triumph – has this occasion even been close. One of those was in 2003 when it finished in a tie in South Africa. The other was in 2015 when it came last possible minute, and the U.S. won by a solitary point in South Korea. Everything else has gone definitively in the United States’ support. The one thing the International group has making it work is travel. Take a gander at those two areas above in which the occasion was close. Both are long travel goals for the U.S. group, which needs to acclimate to new courses and societies. This will be a great part of the equivalent, particularly with the vast majority of the U.S. group battling in the Hero World Challenge the prior week. Additionally, the main the time the U.S. lost? Australia.
8. Does the U.S. group miss the No. 1 player on the planet, Brooks Koepka? Short answer: No. Longer answer: I wish Woods had picked Kevin Kisner or somebody like that who could genuine assistance win the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits. I get why he inlayed that space with Rickie Fowler, who will presumably likewise be on that Ryder Cup group, and I don’t have anything against Fowler, however I would have gotten a kick out of the chance to have seen a little squeeze out of that position for future group occasions.
9. Where on the planet: I referenced this above, however the Australian factor is intriguing to me. Illustrious Melbourne is a jewel – which is extraordinary – and I’m intrigued to check whether the U.S. side can alter rapidly and whether the group has any impact whatsoever on the result of the occasion. My conjecture as of this composing is that they won’t, yet it’s deserving of referencing here with the matches quick drawing closer.However If you want to Enjoy the Free Coverage Presidents Cup 2019 Live.Read here