U.S. team captain Davis Love IIIHe was joined Wednesday by six of the 26 best players in the Official World Golf Ranking to fill the remaining roster spots. Collin Morikawa, Jordan Spieth, Billy Horschel, Cameron Young, Max Homa Kevin Kisner.
With an average age of 29.6, it will be the youngest U.S. Team in Presidents Cup history. The Presidents Cup is set for Sept. 22-25 at Quail Hole Club in Charlotte (North Carolina).
Love stated that the U.S. team will be the favorite despite being stacked, but it will have to perform well under pressure.
Love stated, Its still going be that stadium, the first tee and American flags and Go USA. This is their 12-man group that has never played together. They want to win with this team. I don’t think we’ll need to do too much messaging and motivation. Its not something you want to do.
Japans players are the highest-ranked on the International team. Hideki YamayamaSouth Koreas Sungjae ImThey are 16th- and 18th, respectively. Australias two anticipated stars on the International team are Cameron SmithChiles Joaquin NiemannAfter defecting to LIV Golf circuit, they are no longer eligible for the team.
We understand the mountain we have in front us: Possibly Americas best ever assembled team if you take a look at their achievements and their world rankings, International team captain Trevor ImmelmanTuesday,
The average ranking of the U.S. team in the world is 11.8, while the International team is 48.8. Five of the top ten players in the world are part of the U.S. team, while 11 of the top twenty are also part of the team. International has two players in the top 10, and no players in top 10.
Love stated, Trevor will have a team with a chip on its shoulder, thats motivated, and wants to prove they can still compete. We need to be careful. These guys wont take it lying down.
After losing, Love followed the script when he made his captains selections. Will ZalatorisHe was seventh in the Presidents Cup standings. However, he suffered a back injury which caused him to miss this seasons Tour Championship. Young, Morikawa and Homa were eighth through 12th in the standings. Kisner, a veteran match-play specialist, was fifteenth.
38-year-old Kisner won the WGC–Dell Technologies Match Play in 2019, and was runner up in 2018 and this year, losing to Scheffler in finals. Kisner finished 2-0-2 in his last Presidents Cup appearance. He earned three points at Liberty National Golf Club in New Jersey. He is regarded among the top putters in world and finished seventh at Quail hollows 2017 PGA Championship.
Presidents Cup first-timers are Scheffler, Morikawa and Burns. Scheffler and Morikawa were part of the U.S. team which blasted Europe 19-9 at the 2021 Ryder Cup in Whistling Straits.
While the U.S. has traditionally struggled in the Ryder Cup, it has won 11 of the 13 past Presidents Cups, losing just once, 20 ½-11 ½ in Melbourne, Australia, in 1998. In 2003, the teams tied 17-17 at George, South Africa.
Behind captain Tiger WoodsIn the 2019 Presidents Cup, the U.S. team won 16-14 Melbourne.
Love stated that the Presidents Cup is different than the Ryder Cup because there is no fear of losing or doubt in our heads. We just go into the tournament with a lot confidence and we need to keep that momentum going. It was closer than we expected last time in Australia.