Presidents Cup Predictions
The Presidents Cup will get underway on Thursday afternoon. Here’s is our predictions to win this team golf event.
According to the latest oddsmakers, the United States is favored to win this event, as the Americans are getting odds of -320 to win. The International Team is listed with a +350 money line, while the odds for a tie are set at +1300.
The Presidents Cup features teams of 12 players from the United States and from the International Team, which consists of players from all non-European or American countries. The event lasts four days with five matches of foursomes on Thursday, five matches of fourball on Friday, four matches of foursomes and fourball on Saturday, and then 12 singles matches on Sunday. Winning teams or individuals get a point while ties give each side a ½ a point. The team with more points at the end wins. The event will be held at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, New Jersey. The United States is 9-1-1 all-time in this event.
Team USA consists of Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler, Daniel Berger, Brooks Koepka, Kevin Kisner, Patrick Reed, Matt Kuchar, Kevin Chappell, Charley Hoffman and Phil Mickelson. The team is being captained by Steve Stricker. The International Team consists of Hideki Matsuyama, Jason Day, Adam Scott, Louis Oosthuizen, Marc Leishman, Charl Schwartzel, Branden Grace, Kim Si-Woo, Jhonattan Vegas, Adam Hadwin, Emiliano Grillo and Anirban Lahri. Nick Price will be the captain.
The United States has dominated this event over the years. However, the International Team is improving with the emergence of Day and Matsuyama. Both teams bring a lot of rookies into the mix. The International Team has four while the United States features six. However, the US rookies are guys that are playing very well, like Justin Thomas. The United States may be as talented as ever. Over a 4-day event, it’s hard to see the International Team out-playing the Americans. Stick with the favorites on their home base.
PRESIDENTS CUP PREDICTIONS: UNITED STATES -320