The moment is almost here: The U.S. against the world.
In golf. Minus Europe. The Presidents Cup, matches between the United States and an International Team, will be played in Charlotte, N.C.
It’s not to be confused with the Ryder Cup, an event with more tradition that pits Americans against A European team of golfers.
The world’s best golfers get in on the act for global bragging rights. The format is intriguing and the competition is intricate.
Jack Nicklaus has served as Team USA captain four times, most of any player since the event’s inception in 1994. Davis Love III is serving in that role in 2022.
This match-play format includes 30 matches between a 12-person U.S. contingent and 12 from the International Team.
In 1994, the first competition took place in Prince William County, Va. This will be the tournament’s 14th rendition of the biannual event.
A chart of qualified players reveals a team with lots of potential. The first six players qualify from FedEx Cup points. Six captain’s picks will round up the American 12 on Sept. 7.
The world’s answer in the chase for the Presidents Cup has eight players qualified. Captain’s picks for the final four spots is expected Sept. 6.
This course has been at the forefront of golf in the Carolinas since 1961. The pristine grounds have undergone timely renovations and reconstruction over the years, always a step ahead of need to maintain the reputation and integrity it has earned. George W. Cobb designed the original course, and Tom Fazio oversaw a reconstruction in 1997.
After hosting the PGA Championship in 2017 and Wells Fargo Championship since 2003, this will be Quail Hollow’s first Presidents Cup. It’s also been site of the Kemper Open (1969-79) and World Seniors Invitational (1980-89).