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Presidents Cup Golf Predictions & Tips
The Presidents Cup is a golf tournament between the United States and an International Team minus Europe. The Presidents Cup is held every two years and runs in parallel with the Ryder Cup between the United States and Europe.
The Presidents Cup has been held since 1994 and is a match play tournament. There are 30 matches played in total, five foursomes on Day 1, five fourballs on Day 2, four foursomes and fourballs on Day 3 followed by 12 single matches on Day 4.
A fourball match occurs between two teams of two golfers with only the better score of the two golfers in a team counted. A foursomes match is between two teams of two golfers, but with the golfers taking alternate shots playing the same ball. One team member tees off on all the odd-numbered holes, and the other on all the even-numbered holes.
Each team consists of 12 players with a non-playing captain who chooses the pairs in the doubles events. There are a total of 30 points up for grabs, with a team needing to get 15.5 points to win the Cup.
There is no prize money awarded at the Presidents Cup. Instead, the proceeds go to nominated charities. Of the 12 matches played, the United States team has won 10 and the International Team has won 1 with 1 match tied.
Phil Mickelson hold the record for most appearances with 12 and holds the record of the most points with 32.5 won. Mickelson also has the most foursome points won with 14 and the most fourball points won with 13.
Tiger Woods has scored the most singles points in history with 6 won and will captain the United States team at the 2019 Presidents Cup which will be held at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia.
Recent Presidents Cup Winners, Score and Host Country
|2017||United States||19 - 11||United States|
|2015||United States||15.5 - 14.5||South Korea|
|2013||United States||18.5 - 15.5||United States|
|2011||United States||19 - 15||Australia|
|2009||United States||19.5 - 14.5||United States|
|2007||United States||19.5 - 14.5||Canada|
|2005||United States||18.5 - 15.5||United States|
|2003||Tied||17 - 17||South Africa|
|2000||United States||21.5 - 10.5||United States|
|1998||International Team||20.5 - 11.5||Australia|