One of the most prestigious events in all of golf is the Presidents Cup, which pits the U.S. team against an international team every year. Some significant news emerged regarding the United States roster for the 2022 Presidents Cup, which is set to kick off later this month.
Six players automatically qualify based on the Presidents Cup standings, but six more players are announced by each team’s captain, and U.S captain Davis Love III officially made his selections on Wednesday.
Many have taken to social media following this announcement to express just how stacked they believe this roster truly is.
Davis Love could pick the next 12 guys on the 🇺🇸 standings & still feel confident of winning. It’s a shame for everyone involved the President’s Cup will be a shadow of what we witnessed at Royal Melbourne ‘19. No longer the best vs best.
— Luke Elvy (@Luke_Elvy) September 7, 2022
Now that's an exciting squad.
— Golf Galaxy (@golfgalaxy) September 7, 2022
— FortinetChampionship (@FortinetChamp) September 7, 2022
Out from 2021 Ryder Cup: Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau, Harris English, Daniel Berger
In for 2022 Presidents Cup: Sam Burns, Max Homa, Cameron Young, Billy Horschel, Kevin Kisner (would have been Will Zalatoris if not injured, for all intents and purposes) pic.twitter.com/XReD8fWWIN
— Jeff Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) September 7, 2022
They will be taking on an international team that was ravaged by several top players leaving for LIV Golf, including Open Championship winner Cameron Smith and Joaquin Niemann, along with Louis Oosthuizen and Abraham Ancer since this is a PGA Tour event.
According to Golf insider Dan Rapoport, the United States team comes into this event currently listed as a -500 favorite over their overseas opponents, which may be a bit generous considering the massive talent disparity between the two teams on paper.
With U.S. captain’s picks for the Presidents Cup now in, the Americans are listed as -500 favorites in the @BSSportsbook…which feels like not enough?
The *average* ranking of the US players is 11.83. The *best* ranking of an International player is 16. https://t.co/DsyLmy8Wsn
— Dan Rapaport (@Daniel_Rapaport) September 7, 2022
The effects of top players departing for LIV Golf may be felt more in this event than any other that the PGA Tour has had to this point, with some clear omissions making for what feels like a lopsided event heavily favoring the Americans.
Regardless, the format of the event is always fun and it should make for a very entertaining event later this month.