Presidents Cup 2019 Teams Announced to Play at Royal Melbourne Fairway

The Presidents Cup 2019 will feature some of the best golf players in the world this year at the Royal Melbourne. Five Australian players have been confirmed for Ernie Els’ international team. While Tiger Woods has named himself captain of the United States team. It seems that Woods is leaving nothing to chance with his loaded team this year.

Each side will feature 12 players, who will have to play their best in the Presidents Cup 2019. With four Aussies on his side, Ernie Els is fairly confident in his choices. Meanwhile, Woods has targeted six of the top ten players in the world to join his side. We’ve compared their captaincy choices below, and added some odds for good measure.

Presidents Cup 2019 Teams

Presidents Cup 2019 International Team Line-Up

To join the international side, the top 8 players (excluding Europe and those eligible for the European Ryder Cup team) have to get the most points. These are accumulated from the Dell Technologies Championship (2018) through to the BMW Championship (2019). Here’s the team for the International side at the Presidents Cup 2019:

  1. Captain: Ernie Els
  2. Captain’s Assistants: J. Choi, Geoff Ogilvy, Trevor Immelman, and Mike Weir
  3. Hideki Matsuyama
  4. Adam Scott
  5. Louis Oosthuizen
  6. Marc Leishman
  7. Abraham Ancer
  8. Haotong Li
  9. T. Pan
  10. Cameron Smith

United States Team Line-Up

For the US team, the Top 8 US PGA Tour Members have to earn the most points on Official Golf World Rankings. These are accumulated from the 2017 BMW Championship to the 2019 BMW Championship. Here are the players with the most points for the Presidents Cup 2019:

  1. Captain: Tiger Woods
  2. Captain’s Assistants: Fred Couples, Zach Johnson, and Steve Stricker
  3. Dustin Johnson
  4. Justin Thomas
  5. Brooks Koepka
  6. Matt Kuchar
  7. Xander Schauffele
  8. Webb Simpson
  9. Patrick Cantlay
  10. Bryson DeChambeau

Odds on the Cup

With the teams stacked as they are, fans and bettors are looking forward to 9 December for the official start. With just a week to play, it’ll be an entertaining one for Australian’s around the Royal Melbourne Golf Club. According to the experts, though, the United States team is expected to take home the Presidents Cup 2019.

Team to Win Odds
USA 1.35
International 3.60
Draw 13.50

 

Top Australian Odds
Adam Scott 2.63
Jason Day 3.40
Marc Leishman 4.00
Cameron Smith 5.00

 

Top Asian Points Scorer Odds
Hideki Matsuyama 2.00
Sungjae Im 2.87
Haotong Li 5.00
C T Pan 9.00

 

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