2019 Presidents Cup

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2019 Presidents Cup
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Dates12–15 December
VenueRoyal Melbourne Golf Club
LocationMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
Captains
International USA
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Royal  Melbourne Golf Club is located in Australia
Royal  Melbourne Golf Club
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Melbourne Golf Club
Location in Australia
Royal Melbourne Golf Club is located in Victoria
Royal Melbourne Golf Club
Royal Melbourne Golf Club
Location in Victoria
Royal Melbourne Golf Club is located in Melbourne
Royal Melbourne Golf Club
Royal Melbourne Golf Club
Location in greater Melbourne

The 2019 Presidents Cup will be the 13th edition of the Presidents Cup golf competition, held at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Victoria, from 12 to 15 December 2019.[1] Royal Melbourne has previously hosted the tournament in 1998, at which the International team had their only victory, and 2011. It is the only international venue to have held the tournament more than once.

The United States team is the defending champion, having won the 2017 tournament 19–11.[2]

Team qualification and selection[edit]

Both teams have 12 players. On 18 August 2019, the eight automatic qualifiers for each team were finalized.[3]

International team[edit]

The International team features the top 8 players with the most Official World Golf Ranking points accumulated between 27 August 2018 (Dell Technologies Championship) and 18 August 2019 (BMW Championship) and four captain's picks made in early November. This was a change from 2017 when selection was based on the leading players in the Official World Golf Ranking. The number of captain's picks was also increased from two to four.

The final standings were:[4]

Position Player Points
1 Marc Leishman 192.94
2 Hideki Matsuyama 187.11
3 Louis Oosthuizen 184.68
4 Adam Scott 180.30
5 Abraham Ancer 160.39
6 Li Haotong 128.63
7 Pan Cheng-tsung 125.77
8 Cameron Smith 124.17
9 Jason Day 120.57
10 Jazz Janewattananond 113.86
11 Im Sung-jae 112.04
12 Justin Harding 109.67
13 Corey Conners 102.34
14 Shugo Imahira 100.47
15 An Byeong-hun 97.26

United States team[edit]

The United States team features the 8 players who earned the most official FedExCup points from the 2017 BMW Championship through to the 2019 BMW Championship, with points earned in the 2018–19 season counting double, and four captain's picks. Points for events in the FedEx Cup Playoffs are weighted the same as WGC events. The four captain's picks were made in early November. In 2017 only events in the 2017 calendar year counted double. As with the international team the number of captain's picks was increased from two to four.[5]

The final standings were:[6]

Position Player Points
1 Brooks Koepka 8,310
2 Justin Thomas 6,949
3 Dustin Johnson 6,643
4 Patrick Cantlay 5,898
5 Xander Schauffele 5,753
6 Webb Simpson 5,532
7 Matt Kuchar 5,520
8 Bryson DeChambeau 5,341
9 Tony Finau 5,152
10 Gary Woodland 4,964
11 Rickie Fowler 4,678
12 Patrick Reed 4,510
13 Tiger Woods 3,905
14 Chez Reavie 3,810
15 Kevin Kisner 3,670

Teams[edit]

Captains[edit]

Tiger Woods will be the captain of the U.S. team, and Ernie Els will be the captain of the International team.[7][8]

Woods chose Fred Couples, Zach Johnson and Steve Stricker as his assistants.[9] Els chose K. J. Choi, Geoff Ogilvy, Trevor Immelman and Mike Weir as his assistants.[10]

Players[edit]

International team
Player Country Age Points
rank
OWGR Previous
appearances
Matches W–L–T Winning
percentage
Ernie Els  South Africa 50 Non-playing captain
K. J. Choi  South Korea 49 Non-playing assistant captain
Geoff Ogilvy  Australia 42
Trevor Immelman  South Africa 39
Mike Weir  Canada 49
Marc Leishman  Australia 36 1 27 3 13 3–7–3 34.62
Hideki Matsuyama  Japan 27 2 20 3 13 4–6–3 42.31
Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa 37 3 23 3 15 7–5–3 56.67
Adam Scott  Australia 39 4 17 8 39 14–20–5 42.31
Abraham Ancer  Mexico 28 5 35 0 Rookie
Li Haotong  China 24 6 61 0 Rookie
Pan Cheng-tsung  Chinese Taipei 28 7 62 0 Rookie
Cameron Smith  Australia 26 8 49 0 Rookie
Jason Day  Australia 32 9 29 4 20 5–11–4 35.00
Im Sung-jae  South Korea 21 11 34 0 Rookie
Adam Hadwin  Canada 32 18 44 1 3 0–2–1 16.67
Joaquín Niemann  Chile 21 28 54 0 Rookie
United States team
Player Age Points
rank
OWGR Previous
appearances
Matches W–L–T Winning
percentage
Tiger Woods – captain 43 13 7 8 40 24–15–1 61.25
Fred Couples 60 Non-playing assistant captain
Zach Johnson 43
Steve Stricker 52
Brooks Koepka 29 1 1 1 4 2–2–0 50.00
Justin Thomas 26 2 4 1 5 3–1–1 70.00
Dustin Johnson 35 3 3 3 14 8–4–2 64.29
Patrick Cantlay 27 4 6 0 Rookie
Xander Schauffele 26 5 9 0 Rookie
Webb Simpson 34 6 11 2 10 5–3–2 60.00
Matt Kuchar 41 7 22 4 16 6–8–2 43.75
Bryson DeChambeau 26 8 10 0 Rookie
Tony Finau 30 9 14 0 Rookie
Gary Woodland 35 10 16 0 Rookie
Patrick Reed 29 12 15 2 9 4–3–2 55.56
  • Captain's picks shown in yellow
  • Ages as of 12 December

Notables[edit]

Abraham Ancer (Mexico), Li Haotong (China), Joaquín Niemann (Chile) and Pan Cheng-tsung (Chinese Taipei) became the first players of their respective countries to play in the Presidents Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dates revealed for the 2019 Presidents Cup at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club". PGA Tour. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Presidents Cup 2017: US win for a seventh time in a row over Internationals". The Sydney Morning Herald. 2 October 2017. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  3. ^ Wacker, Brian (18 August 2019). "Jason Day, Tiger Woods, Gary Woodland among those unable to play their way onto Presidents Cup teams". Golf World. Retrieved 19 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Standings Presidents Cup (International)". PGA Tour. Retrieved 7 November 2019.
  5. ^ "2017 Presidents Cup Eligibility Criteria". Presidents Cup. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Standings Presidents Cup (United States)". PGA Tour. Retrieved 7 November 2019.
  7. ^ Ferguson, Doug (13 March 2018). "Tiger Woods, Ernie Els to captain 2019 Presidents Cup teams in Australia". PGA of America.
  8. ^ "Captain Tiger Woods names himself to Presidents Cup team to no one's surprise". USA Today. 7 November 2019. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  9. ^ "U.S. Team Presidents Cup Captain Tiger Woods selects assistants". PGA Tour. 12 February 2019.
  10. ^ Beall, Joel (19 March 2019). "Ernie Els tabs a pair of Masters champions as assistants for 2019 Presidents Cup". Golf Digest.

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