2022 Presidents Cup: Teams, streaming, FAQ, schedule, format, course

This is everything you need to know about the 2022 Presidents Cup at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte as the United States take on the International team.

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Tue, 20 Sep 2022
2022 Presidents Cup: Teams, streaming, FAQ, schedule, format, course

The 14th edition of the Presidents Cup will see the International team take on the United States amid a fraught time in the world of professional golf after the emergence of the LIV Golf Invitational Series

In case you didn't know, the Presidents Cup features two dozen of the world's best golfers gathering every two years to battle it out in a series of matches. 

It's fairly easy for the uninitiated to get it mixed up with the Ryder Cup, but the Presidents Cup sees the International side represented by players from the rest of the world excluding Europe. 

Related: LIV Golf Tour pro says "it sucks" he can't play Presidents Cup

That means players like Rory McIlroy - who sounded off once again about the LIV Golf Tour at the venue of the 2023 Ryder Cup a few weeks ago - will not be participating. 

The 2022 Presidents Cup will take place at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina over September 22-25

Many golf fans and analysts have predicted that the United States will dominate both the Ryder Cup and the Presidents Cup in the coming years. 

The United States side are heavy, heavy favourites to win the 2022 Presidents Cup as the International team was hit harder with players - such as Cameron Smith - defecting to the LIV Golf Tour. 

Related: Jon Rahm denies rumours he is joining LIV Golf

The United States have dominated the Presidents Cup since its inception in 1994. They have won eight in a row and have an overall record of 11-1-1.

The last time it was played - three years ago because of the pandemic - the United States emerged as 16-14 winners in Australia. 

Tiger Woods was the playing captain of the United States then. How times have changed!

Related: Davis Love III hints at player boycott over LIV Golf

Before that, the United States, captained by Steve Stricker, won 19-11 over Nick Price's International team. 

The 2022 Presidents Cup captains are Davis Love III for the United States and Trevor Immelman for the International team. 

Both have had strong words to say about LIV Golf in recent months. In case you are wondering why there is particular animosity about LIV at the 2022 Presidents Cup, it's because the tournament was created by the PGA Tour. 

You might remember that there was some controversy the last time the Presidents Cup was played. 

Patrick Reed, also a LIV Golf Tour pro, was embroiled in scandal after being accused of cheating. 

He was ripped by golf fans on day one of the Presidents Cup in Melbourne and his caddie was even banned after he "shoved" a spectator who reportedly verbally abused Reed. 

Related: How Tiger Woods ruined Webb Simpson's Presidents Cup surprise

Things are sure to get a little bit spicy this year!

Simply scroll down to find all you need to know about the 2022 Presidents Cup...

What is the Presidents Cup?

A series of matches between a team of 12 professional golfers from the United States taking on a team of 12 professional golfers from the rest of the world, excluding Europe, called the International team. 

Related: Golf fans stunned at this players Presidents Cup omissions

What is the format?

The Presidents Cup is a four-day event with 30 matches in total. 

On Thursday and Friday, there is just a single five-match session each day. They play foursomes (alternate shot) on the first day and four-ball (best ball) on the second day. 

On Saturday, there are two four-match sessions, with four-ball in the morning and foursomes in the afternoon. 

Finally, on Sunday, there will be 12 singles matches. 

Related: How to live stream the 2022 Presidents Cup for free online

Here is the full schedule and how you can watch on TV in the United States...

Thursday, Sept. 22
Day 1 foursomes: Golf Channel and Peacock, 1-6 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 23
Day 2 four-ball: Golf Channel and Peacock, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 24
Day 3 foursomes and four-balls: NBC and Peacock, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 25
Day 4 singles: NBC and Peacock, noon-6 p.m.

Click here if you are UK viewer for streaming information. 

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What is the difference between four-ball and foursomes?

In four-ball, each competitor plays his own ball. In this format, each team uses its best score of the two balls in play. So if one player makes a birdie and another makes a par, the birdie is recorded for the team's score on that hole. 

In foursomes, there is only one ball in play and the players on each team alternate over each shot. 

When is the 2022 Presidents Cup and where is it being played?

September 22-25 at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Quail Hollow Club usually hosts Wells Fargo Championship on the PGA Tour, but not this season as it was changed to allow for the course to be fully prepared for the Presidents Cup. 

Related: Trevor Immelman thought it was a joke he was Sir Nick Faldo's replacement

How are the teams selected?

Each team has 12 players. 

Six players on each side earn their spots through the rankings. 

The rest of the team is selected by the team's captains. 

The United States uses their FedEx Cup points to determine its six automatic picks. 

The International side uses the Official Golf World Ranking to determine theirs. 

Related: Will LIV Golf get OWGR accreditation?

Who are the team captains?

United States: Davis Love III

International: Trevor Immelman

Who are the players on the 2022 Presidents Cup teams?

2022 United States team....

Automatic qualifiers:

  • Scottie Scheffler
  • Patrick Cantlay
  • Xander Schauffele
  • Sam Burns
  • Justin Thomas
  • Tony Finau

Captain's picks:

  • Jordan Spieth
  • Collin Morikawa
  • Max Homa
  • Billy Horschel
  • Cameron Young
  • Kevin Kisner

2022 International Team...

Automatic qualifiers:

  • Hideki Matsuyama
  • Sungjae Im
  • Joohyung "Tom" Kim
  • Corey Conners
  • Adam Scott
  • Mito Pereira

Captain's picks:

  • K.H. Lee
  • Si Woo Kim
  • Taylor Pendrith
  • Cameron Davis
  • Christiaan Bezuidenhout
  • Sebastian Munoz

Who are the assistant captains?

United States assistant captains:

  • Fred Couples
  • Zach Johnson
  • Steve Stricker
  • Webb Simpson

International assistant captains:

  • Mike Weir
  • K.J. Choi
  • Geoff Ogilvy 
  • Camilo Villegas

Related: Why LIV Golf might not get OWGR accreditation until 2024

Why no LIV Golf Tour players?

The Presidents Cup is sanctioned by the PGA Tour. 

The PGA Tour have fined and suspended LIV Golf Tour players from playing on their Tour as they believe its existence is a financial threat to their future. 

Players who would have likely featured in the Presidents Cup that play on the LIV Golf Tour include - for the United States - Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau and the aforementioned Reed. 

International players who play on LIV include the previously mentioned Smith, Abraham Ancer, Joaquin Niemann, Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman. 

Related: PGA Tour pro says he wants to "punch" LIV Golf player

What are the future hosts of the Presidents Cup?

  • 2024: Royal Montreal Golf Club, Quebec, Canada
  • 2026: Medinah Country Club, Chicago
  • 2028: Royal Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2030: Bellerive Country Club, St. Louis 

Which team has won the most Presidents Cups?

The United States has won 11 of 13 matches. 

The International team won in 1998 at Royal Melbourne. Legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus was the captain for the United States and Peter Thompson for the International team. 

There was one tie, in 2003, at Fancourt Hotel and Country Club in South Africa. Nicklaus, again, was the captain going up against a team skippered by Gary Player. 

Related: Trevor Immelman says LIV Golf "giant pain in my a**"

What happens if there is a tie?

Unlike the Ryder Cup (where the side who holds the cup retains the trophy in the event of a draw) if there is a draw, the two teams share the trophy. 

Tiger Woods and Ernie Els battled in a playoff in 2003 to try and decide the Presidents Cup, but after three holes and losing daylight, they decided the cup would be shared. 

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