This is always the time of year when American golf enthusiasts start asking questions like: How can we win this year’s championship? That was true of the 2018 Ryder Cup in Paris, the 2019 Presidents Cup in Australia and last year’s Ryder Cup in Wisconsin. This year, though, at the 2022 Presidents Cup in Charlotte? The better question is: How can Americans lose in the world?
Although the President’s Cup has become more competitive in recent years — the U.S. actually trailed 9-5 after Saturday morning’s session in Australia — this year’s streak has not followed. Every player on the U.S. side has a higher ranking in the World Golf Ranking than all but three golfers on the World Team. The United States will be favored in most of the games on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and may be favored on Sunday during the lone game.
According to Caesars Sportsbook, you have to bet $750 on the stars and stripes if you want to win the $100 odd.
Of course, one doesn’t win the Champions League on paper, but this American team has enough experience to dispel hope if it even starts to bubble in the locker room on their side. Sam Burns, Billy Horschel, Cameron Young and Max Homa are the only newcomers to the American side, and they have combined to win six PGA Tour titles since last year’s Ryder Cup. However, the threat of losing for the first time this century is something captain Davis Love III is very aware of and worried about.
“Statistically, yes, we have a bigger team, but I know a bunch of young guys on their team, and they’re going to come in with a chip on their shoulder together,” Love said this week. “I think what we’ve talked about is that we both have 12 people who support the PGA Tour who want to play in the President’s Cup and they’ve been kicked out of these clubs. . That’s why we just play it — in regular games, we only play it once because you don’t know what’s going to happen. So we understand all of that, and we’re prepared for that.”
On the international side, only Adam Scott, Hideki Matsuyama, Sungjae Im and Si Woo Kim have played in the President’s Cup before, and none of them have ever lifted the trophy this weekend. Captain Trevor Immelman is trying to use inexperience to his advantage.
“I think it’s pretty clear that we’re idiots,” Immelman said. “In fact, we have been in this competition for years, so it has become our usual brand. But what really excites us is that I think it has freed us, to answer your question directly, because there is nothing We can. If you look at the history we have achieved in this competition and you look at our position in the world and their position in the world, we have nothing to lose.
“So, we can go out there and play as free as we want, as free as we can, and see if we can match the crazy talent that the Americans have, that they show us week in and week out.” . It’s interesting. It really comes from the point of view, when you’re a kid growing up outside of America or Europe and you don’t have the opportunity to play against Americans until the 90s when the President’s Cup came around, now this is Ours. You’re a young kid who wants to reach the highest level, you want to be on the PGA Tour, you want to play in major championships and compete with the best, we’ll get that shot at this week. America.”
The right country in the United States that they will try to win presents a challenge for Immelman and his team. Quail Hollow Golf Club boasts the longest golf course on the American side. Of the 12 longest-tenured players in the league over the past 12 months, nine of them will wear the red, white and blue. This is always a problem, but the issue is exacerbated by the fact that Quail Hollow is disproportionately rewarding compared to other courses played in the Chiefs Championship.
There are thousands of reasons why America should win its ninth consecutive President’s Cup this week at Quail Hollow, and all of them are compelling. There’s only one reason the international team can post its first win since 1998 against any odds, and that’s perhaps the best reason for love. The International Association of Golfers can pull off one of the biggest events in golf history because – every few years or maybe decades – something inexplicable happens in the world of the sport, and preparations are made to ready movies about it forever.
The 1983 America’s Cup was brought to Love on Tuesday. It is a famous yacht race in which the USA did not lose for 132 years but beat Australia 3-1 in the seventh final in 1983. of the Century. Love didn’t ignore the Match of the Century played this week in North Carolina, and he didn’t act on his potential or potential.
That is something that he knows can happen but probably won’t happen. As an unbiased third party, however, I can say that this international team is likely to beat this American team in this golf tournament this week with the experience, talent and leadership of the United States. has almost zero. Close to everything. It is too small to measure. So it won’t happen. But, you know, if he does?