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Presidents Cup 2022 – Best moments, sights and sounds from Quail Hollow

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After a three-year absence, the Presidents Cup is back.

In a matchup of the best golfers, the U.S. team will face off against the International team. The U.S. is currently the favourite, boasting the number one ranking in the world. 1 Scottie Scheffler, No. 4 Patrick Cantlay, No. 5 Xander Schauffele, No. 7 Justin ThomasNo. 9 Collin MorikawaAmong others.

International team captain Trevor ImmelmanWe had to chase several players, including the No. 2 Cameron Smith, moved to LIV Golf. Players such as No. 17 Hideki Matsuyama, No. 19 Sungjae Im, No. 22 Joohyung Tom Kim, No. 26 Corey ConnersNo. 30 Adam ScottThey are not slouches.

Although the competition will be fierce, the Presidents Cup can be considered a charity event. As such, we can expect a slightly lighter tone than on a Masters Sunday at Augusta National.

These are some of our favorite moments as they play Thursday at Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, North Carolina.

A little luck

Max Homa shot wouldnt have gone in the water if it was an inch either direction. Instead, it struck the most convenient rock. Tony Finau and Homa were able to salvage par.

Wild par for @MaxHoma23 @TonyFinauGolf 🎢

Their match is tied with 3 to play @PresidentsCup. pic.twitter.com/87KAJH2X5I

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) September 22, 2022

Weve all been there.

This shot from the bunker was not exactly what Justin Thomas intended. It could have been worse.

Golf is difficult.@JustinThomas34 The face says it all. pic.twitter.com/uHzY4VyxDQ

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) September 22, 2022

Faces in the crowd

They dont just call it the Presidents Cup. According to North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said that former Presidents George W. Bush (and Bill Clinton) will be attending the Quail Hollow Club tournament this weekend. Cooper indicated to reporters that President Joe Biden may also be coming Sunday. Cooper said, I believe that will just increase the aura of the event. Cooper watched players play No. 1 in a suite together with Roy Williams, a former North Carolina and Kansas basketball coach.

Just @JimmieJohnsonRoy Williams enjoying the #PresidentsCup. 👏 pic.twitter.com/ZBTZSh5r0n

— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) September 22, 2022

No bounces

You are able to bounce back in a big manner🎯 @Collin_MorikawaCameron Young and Cameron Young retake the lead in Match 3. @PresidentsCup. pic.twitter.com/2Xc21VPS6i

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) September 22, 2022

Is weather an important factor?

Quail Hollow Club is experiencing a strong wind, as a system of storms is moving through Charlotte. Xander SchauffeleBefore hitting his second shot at the No. 13, he had his hat removed. 13 fairway. For most of the week, temperatures have been in the mid 90s. The coming cold front is expected to drop temperatures by 20 degrees. Forecasts for Friday predict temperatures of 75 degrees.

The Justin and Jordan Show

The pairing of Justin Thomas Jordan Spiethis working out well in their match against Sungjae Im Corey Conners. Spieths tee shot was hit into the left rough on the first hole. Thomas made a 7½-footer to save par. Spieth was left with a difficult recovery shot after a bad lie when he hit his tee shot in the pine straw. Spieth managed to get it down to 10 feet. Thomas then missed his par-3 fourth hole tee shot. The ball was left about 44 yards from its hole. Spieth was one of the most skilled scramblers in golf and he nailed the second shot at 4 feet. Thomas gave Spieth a pat on the back as he walked up to the green. After a birdie on No. 5, the U.S. team was 2-up through five holes. 5.

Jordan Spieth makes it close with an impressive approach using the pine needles on 2. 🎯

📺Golf Channel and @peacock
💻: https://t.co/edCLef0sqL pic.twitter.com/f1SmkSIWLH

— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) September 22, 2022

Young crushing it

It didnt take a U.S. rookie to do it Cameron YoungMake an impact. Playing with Collin MorikawaYoung, one of PGA Tours longest hitters, hammered a 306 yard drive down the middle section of the No. 1 fairway. Young almost missed the fringe after Morikawas second shot to 25ft. They made par, and halved their hole.

#USTeamCameron Young, rookie, makes his presence known early💪 pic.twitter.com/lmPTiGtBLJ

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) September 22, 2022

Arrivals and More

Two #USTeam legends @JackNicklaus @FredCouplesGolfBring out the @PresidentsCup 🏆 pic.twitter.com/UzrFFI9Z2J

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) September 22, 2022

Jack Nicklaus was the captain of the U.S. Presidents Cup team 4 times, while Gary Player commanded 3 squads. In 1998, Nicklaus was the captain. This is the only loss for the Americans in this event.

The U.S. The U.S. has arrived.#PresidentsCup pic.twitter.com/adRDpccCkQ

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) September 22, 2022

Its time to go💪#PresidentsCup pic.twitter.com/G30JDtQP91

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) September 22, 2022

#USTeamCaptains Assistant @ZachJohnsonPGAGet the home crowd fired-up🗣 pic.twitter.com/PQf1UtCtWT

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) September 22, 2022

What is your AIM Name?

AOL Instant messenger has been available for many years. TheA way to communicate online with friends. It is likely that almost everyone who used it remembers the screen name they used. American golfer and No. 20 Max HomaYou have chosen… nexttigerwoods59.

nexttigerwoods59 (aka @MaxHoma23) 😂 pic.twitter.com/puZiHlBkf4

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) September 20, 2022

This is the perfect description of what screen names were like: funny, lofty, charming. Scheffler, on other hand, didnt have an AIM username at all — and he had a great explanation for why not.

Scottie Scheffler is honest😂 pic.twitter.com/4eXtJpKvPD

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) September 21, 2022


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