International team leads with Adam Scott-Hideki Matsuyama as Day 1 Presidents Cup pairings revealed

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CHARLOTTE – The International Team will field its two most experienced players on Thursday in the opening match at Quail hollow Clubs 14th Presidents Cup.

Past Masters champions Adam ScottAustralia and Hideki MatsuyamaJapan will play Patrick Cantlay Xander SchauffeleIn the opening match.

The U.S. team has won 11 of the 13 Presidents Cups in the past, including eight consecutively, and it is expected to have a substantial advantage. The 12-man roster of the U.S. golf team includes five of 10 top players in the Official World Golf Ranking. None are on the International team.

Jordan Spieth Justin ThomasWill face Sungjae Im Corey ConnersIn the second match Cameron Young Collin MorikawaWill play Tom Kim K.H. LeeIn the third Scottie Scheffler Sam BurnsWill battle Si Woo Kim Cam DavisThe fourth; and Tony Finau Max HomaWe will square off against Taylor Pendrith Mito PereiraThe final match will be played on Thursday.

This team was different than others weve had in past, said the U.S. team Captain. Davis Love IIIHe has captained two Ryder Cup teams. There were a lot obvious pairings and a lot guys that really get along. The obvious pairings made it a little harder to find the right ones. Everyone does get along well and you cant really say, That guys difficult to pair. Its hard to choose two people to sit out. This is our problem.

Kevin Kisner Billy Horschelthey are not present at Thursdays action for America; South Africa is Christiaan BezuidenhoutColombias Sebastian MunozYou are not playing for the International team.

On Thursday, the teams will compete in foursomes (alternate shots), followed by five fourball (best ball), matches on Friday. Each match is worth one point. A tie earns a team a half point. There are 30 matches over four days, and the team that gets to 15½ points wins the Presidents Cup. If the teams are tied after Sundays singles match, there is no playoff.

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