2017 Presidents Cup

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2017 Presidents Cup
DatesSeptember 28 – October 1
VenueLiberty National Golf Club
LocationJersey City, New Jersey
Captains
USA 19 11 International
USA wins the Presidents Cup
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Jersey City  is located in the US
Jersey City 
Jersey City 
Location in the United States
Liberty National  Golf Club  is located in New Jersey
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Liberty National 
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Location in New Jersey
Liberty  Nat'l GC  is located in New York City
Liberty  Nat'l GC 
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Location near New York City

The 2017 Presidents Cup was the 12th edition of the Presidents Cup golf competition, played at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, New Jersey, from September 28 to October 1, 2017. Steve Stricker and Nick Price were the captains of the U.S. and the International teams, respectively.[1]

The United States were the defending champions and retained the trophy.[2][3]

Course layout[edit]

Liberty National Golf Club[4]

For this Presidents Cup only, the matches begin on what is normally the 5th hole at Liberty National. The order of the holes remain the same, culminating on what is normally the 4th hole.

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 427 538 467 611 474 496 225 431 563 4,232 150 481 325 445 490 398 219 395 193 3,096 7,328
Par 4 5 4 5 4 4 3 4 5 38 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 33 71

Format[edit]

The first two days consist of five matches of foursomes and five matches of fourball. The third day consists of four matches of foursomes and four matches of fourball. The host team captain decides the order, fourball vs. foursomes, on the first three days. On the fourth and final day, twelve singles matches will be played. Thirty matches will be played in all. All matches that are all-square after 18 holes will score ½ point for each team.

Team qualification and selection[edit]

Both teams have 12 players.

United States team[edit]

The United States team features the 10 players who earned the most official FedExCup points from the 2015 BMW Championship through to the 2017 Dell Technologies Championship, with points earned in the calendar year 2017 counting double, and two captain's picks. Points for events in the FedEx Cup Playoffs are weighted the same as WGC events. The captain's picks were announced on September 6, 2017.[5]

The final standings were:[6]

Position Player Points
1 Dustin Johnson 10,455
2 Jordan Spieth 9,572
3 Justin Thomas 8,581
4 Rickie Fowler 5,324
5 Daniel Berger 5,232
6 Brooks Koepka 5,094
7 Kevin Kisner 5,007
8 Patrick Reed 4,599
9 Matt Kuchar 4,479
10 Kevin Chappell 4,369
11 Charley Hoffman 4,369
12 Brian Harman 3,955
13 Jason Dufner 3,897
14 Gary Woodland 3,524
15 Phil Mickelson 3,479

International team[edit]

The International team features the top 10 players in the Official World Golf Ranking at the conclusion of the 2017 Dell Technologies Championship and two captain's picks. The captain's picks were announced on September 6, 2017.[5]

The final standings were:[7]

Position Player Average
1 Hideki Matsuyama 9.21
2 Jason Day 6.35
3 Adam Scott 4.34
4 Louis Oosthuizen 4.26
5 Marc Leishman 3.89
6 Charl Schwartzel 3.64
7 Branden Grace 3.08
8 Kim Si-woo 3.03
9 Jhonattan Vegas 2.98
10 Adam Hadwin 2.60
11 Emiliano Grillo 2.38
12 Hideto Tanihara 2.37
13 Yuta Ikeda 2.16
14 Li Haotong 2.05
15 An Byeong-hun 2.00
16 Anirban Lahiri 1.89

Teams[edit]

Captains[edit]

Steve Stricker is captain of the U.S. team, and Nick Price is captain of the International team.

Fred Couples, Davis Love III, Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk are captain's assistants for the U.S. team, and Ernie Els, Tony Johnstone, Geoff Ogilvy and Mike Weir are captain's assistants for the International team.[8]

Players[edit]

United States United States team
Player Age Points
rank
OWGR Previous
appearances
Matches W–L–H Winning
percentage
Steve Stricker 50 Non-playing captain
Fred Couples 58 Non-playing assistant captain
Davis Love III 53 Non-playing assistant captain
Tiger Woods 41 Non-playing assistant captain
Jim Furyk 47 Non-playing assistant captain
Dustin Johnson 33 1 1 2 9 4–4–1 50.00
Jordan Spieth 24 2 2 2 9 5–4–0 55.56
Justin Thomas 24 3 4 0 Rookie
Rickie Fowler 28 4 8 1 4 1–3–0 25.00
Daniel Berger 24 5 25 0 Rookie
Brooks Koepka 27 6 11 0 Rookie
Kevin Kisner 33 7 24 0 Rookie
Patrick Reed 27 8 20 1 4 1–2–1 37.50
Matt Kuchar 39 9 12 3 13 4–7–2 38.46
Kevin Chappell 31 10 26 0 Rookie
Charley Hoffman 40 11 23 0 Rookie
Phil Mickelson 47 15 30 11 51 23–16–12 56.86
International team
Player Country Age Points
rank
OWGR Previous
appearances
Matches W–L–H Winning
percentage
Nick Price  Zimbabwe 60 Non-playing captain
Ernie Els  South Africa 47 Non-playing assistant captain
Tony Johnstone  Zimbabwe 61 Non-playing assistant captain
Geoff Ogilvy  Australia 40 Non-playing assistant captain
Mike Weir  Canada 47 Non-playing assistant captain
Hideki Matsuyama  Japan 25 1 3 2 9 3–4–2 44.44
Jason Day  Australia 29 2 7 3 15 4–8–3 36.67
Adam Scott  Australia 37 3 22 7 35 13–17–5 44.29
Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa 34 4 21 2 10 5–3–2 60.00
Marc Leishman  Australia 33 5 16 2 8 3–4–1 43.75
Charl Schwartzel  South Africa 33 6 27 3 14 6–7–1 46.43
Branden Grace  South Africa 29 7 42 2 9 5–4–0 55.56
Kim Si-woo  South Korea 22 8 39 0 Rookie
Jhonattan Vegas  Venezuela 33 9 38 0 Rookie
Adam Hadwin  Canada 29 10 47 0 Rookie
Emiliano Grillo  Argentina 25 11 60 0 Rookie
Anirban Lahiri  India 30 16 68 1 3 0–3–0 0.00
  • Captain's picks shown in yellow
  • Ages as of September 28; OWGR as of September 25, the last ranking before the Cup

Notables[edit]

Jhonattan Vegas became the first Venezuelan to play in the Presidents Cup. Phil Mickelson has played in all twelve Presidents Cups.

Thursday's foursomes matches[edit]

Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas won the first point of the day in convincing fashion, winning 8 out of the 14 holes they played. Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth continued their dominating play as teammates, winning 5 & 4. Matt Kuchar and Dustin Johnson followed up by winning their match 1 up, the first to reach the full 18 holes and the third American point of the day, guaranteeing a United States lead after day one. The International team gained their first point of the day with the South African duo of Branden Grace and Louis Oosthuizen beating Americans Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger, 3 & 1. The final match, between Americans Kevin Kisner and Phil Mickelson and Australians Jason Day and Marc Leishman, was halved, giving the Americans a 3½ to 1½ lead heading into the second day of competition.[9][10]

International Results United States
Matsuyama/Schwartzel 6 & 4 Fowler/Thomas
Scott/Vegas 1 up Johnson/Kuchar
Kim/Grillo 5 & 4 Spieth/Reed
Oosthuizen/Grace 3 & 1 Koepka/Berger
Day/Leishman halved Mickelson/Kisner
Foursomes
Overall

Friday's fourball matches[edit]

The Americans started the day leading 3½ to 1½. Both the American and International squads kept three of the same groupings from Thursday foursomes: Oosthuizen/Grace, Day/Leishman, Scott/Vegas, Spieth/Reed, Fowler/Thomas, and Mickelson/Kisner with one match being a rematch of Day/Leishman versus Mickelson/Kisner from day 1. All four players who sat out Thursday played on Friday. Kevin Chappell and Charley Hoffman were paired together, while the International squad put Adam Hadwin with Matsuyama and Anirban Lahiri with Schwartzel.

International Results United States
Matsuyama/Hadwin halved Spieth/Reed
Oosthuizen/Grace 3 & 2 Fowler/Thomas
Day/Leishman 1 up Mickelson/Kisner
Schwartzel/Lahiri 6 & 5 Chappell/Hoffman
Scott/Vegas 3 & 2 Johnson/Koepka
½ Fourball
2 Overall 8

Saturday's matches[edit]

Morning foursomes[edit]

International Results United States
Day/Leishman 4 & 3 Reed/Spieth
Scott/Hadwin 4 & 3 Johnson/Kuchar
Vegas/Grillo 2 & 1 Mickelson/Kisner
Oosthuizen/Grace halved Thomas/Fowler
½ Foursomes
Overall 11½

Afternoon fourball[edit]

International Results United States
Oosthuizen/Day 2 & 1 Reed/Spieth
Vegas/Matsuyama 3 & 2 Berger/Thomas
Lahiri/Kim 1 up Chappell/Hoffman
Leishman/Grace 3 & 2 Koepka/Johnson
1 Fourball 3
Overall 14½

Sunday's singles matches[edit]

International Results United States Timetable
Leishman halved Chappell
Day 2 & 1 Hoffman
Matsuyama 3 & 1 Thomas
Kim 2 & 1 Berger
Schwartzel 1 up Kuchar
Oosthuizen 1 up Reed
Grace halved Johnson
Scott 3 & 2 Koepka
Vegas 2 & 1 Spieth
Lahiri halved Kisner
Hadwin 2 & 1 Mickelson
Grillo 6 & 4 Fowler
Singles
11 Overall 19

Individual player records[edit]

Each entry refers to the Win–Loss–Half record of the player.

United States[edit]

Player Points Overall Singles Foursomes Fourballs
Daniel Berger 2 2–1–0 1–0–0 0–1–0 1–0–0
Kevin Chappell 1.5 1–1–1 0–0–1 0–0–0 1–1–0
Rickie Fowler 3.5 3–0–1 1–0–0 1–0–1 1–0–0
Charley Hoffman 1 1–2–0 0–1–0 0–0–0 1–1–0
Dustin Johnson 4.5 4–0–1 0–0–1 2–0–0 2–0–0
Kevin Kisner 3 2–0–2 0–0–1 1–0–1 1–0–0
Brooks Koepka 2 2–2–0 0–1–0 0–1–0 2–0–0
Matt Kuchar 2 2–1–0 0–1–0 2–0–0 0–0–0
Phil Mickelson 3.5 3–0–1 1–0–0 1–0–1 1–0–0
Patrick Reed 3.5 3–1–1 0–1–0 2–0–0 1–0–1
Jordan Spieth 3.5 3–1–1 0–1–0 2–0–0 1–0–1
Justin Thomas 3.5 3–1–1 0–1–0 1–0–1 2–0–0

International[edit]

Player Points Overall Singles Foursomes Fourballs
Jason Day 1.5 1–3–1 1–0–0 0–1–1 0–2–0
Branden Grace 2 1–2–2 0–0–1 1–0–1 0–2–0
Emiliano Grillo 0 0–3–0 0–1–0 0–2–0 0–0–0
Adam Hadwin 0.5 0–2–1 0–1–0 0–1–0 0–0–1
Kim Si-woo 1 1–2–0 0–1–0 0–1–0 1–0–0
Anirban Lahiri 1.5 1–1–1 0–0–1 0–0–0 1–1–0
Marc Leishman 1 0–3–2 0–0–1 0–1–1 0–2–0
Hideki Matsuyama 1.5 1–2–1 1–0–0 0–1–0 0–1–1
Louis Oosthuizen 2.5 2–2–1 1–0–0 1–0–1 0–2–0
Charl Schwartzel 1 1–2–0 1–0–0 0–1–0 0–1–0
Adam Scott 1 1–3–0 1–0–0 0–2–0 0–1–0
Jhonattan Vegas 1 1–4–0 1–0–0 0–2–0 0–2–0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Steve Stricker and Nick Price named Presidents Cup captains". ESPN. April 12, 2016.
  2. ^ "Presidents Cup: United States win seventh successive title". BBC Sport. October 1, 2017. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  3. ^ "Americans' dominance leads to Presidents Cup victory". ESPN. Associated Press. October 1, 2017. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  4. ^ "President's Cup Course". Presidents Cup. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "2017 Presidents Cup Eligibility Criteria". Presidents Cup. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  6. ^ "Presidents Cup (United States)". PGA Tour. Retrieved September 4, 2017.
  7. ^ "Presidents Cup (International)". PGA Tour. Retrieved September 4, 2017.
  8. ^ "Weir, Furyk named 4th captains' assistants at 2017 Presidents Cup". PGA Tour. March 7, 2017.
  9. ^ "Thursday Schedule". ESPN. September 27, 2017. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  10. ^ "Americans claim 3½ of 5 points in opening foursomes". ESPN. Associated Press. September 27, 2017. Retrieved September 27, 2017.

External links[edit]

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