Trevor Immelman reveals 2022 Presidents Cup captains picks; International team to field eight first-timers

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The International team has not won in 13 Presidents Cup matches. It will again be a strong underdog when play at Quail Hollow club in Charlotte, North Carolina, begins later this month.

International team captain Trevor ImmelmanTuesday, South Koreas six captains were announced K.H. Lee Si Woo Kim, Canadas Taylor Pendrith, Australias Cameron Davis and South Africas Christiaan BezuidenhoutSebastian Munoz in Colombia.

Japans Hideki MatsuyamaSouth Koreas Sungjae ImCanadas Tom Kim Corey Conners, Australias Adam ScottChiles Mito Pereira were automatic qualifiers.

The International team consists of eight first-timers, and only four players (Scott Matsuyama, Im, and Si Woo Kim), who have previous experience at the Presidents Cup.

Immelman stated, We know exactly the mountain we have in front us: Perhaps the best American team ever assembled, if you take their accomplishments and their world rankings on paper, But hey! As a kid growing up in the U.S., your dream of playing on PGA Tour major championships at the highest levels is something you can do. This is everything that youve ever hoped for — playing against the best on your home turf, and thats what well have here over the next couple weeks.

Immelmans job became more difficult due to two of the International teams automatic qualifying qualifiers, Australia. Cameron SmithChiles Joaquin Niemann, but they were not eligible to play. Veterans of the Presidents Cup Louis Oosthuizen Abraham AncerPreviously, he had defected to the new League.

Immelman stated, I dont think I have to play an underdog role up. I think everyone understands it. It is obvious to everyone. Over the past year, we have faced a lot adversity. But adversity can make you stronger.

U.S. team captain Davis Love IIIThe tournament will be held Sept. 22-25. The six automatic qualifiers were Patrick Cantlay, Sam Burns, Justin Thomas, Scottie Scheffler, Xander Schauffele Tony Finau.

Jordan Spieth, Collin Morikawa, Max Homa, Billy HorschelFor the rookie Cameron YoungLove expects to add Love to the team as well. Will ZalatorisA spot was available, but he has a back injury and will not play. Veteran Kevin KisnerStrong contender for the final slot is, one of worlds best match-play competitors.

The U.S. has won eight consecutive and nine of 10 Presidents Cups in the past (the teams tied for 2003). In 1998, Melbourne, Australia, was the International teams only win in 13 matches. Under the leadership of captain Tiger WoodsThe U.S. team won 16-14 during the 2019 Presidents Cup in Australia.

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