There is no doubt which side will be favored this year in the Presidents Cup. The US entry is a solid mix of seasoned and international emerging players, but he has plenty of talent.
Here are the golfers who will represent the United States at the 2022 Presidents Cup at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 20-25.
Sam Burns (A): A lesser known entity, Burns has been solid this year, racking up three championship wins. He was almost the captain’s pick for the Ryder Cup a year ago, but he made his way into the Presidents Cup field by finishing fourth in points.
Patrick Cantlay (A) *: Cantale won the FedEx Cup title in 2021, and led the PGA Tour last season with 11 top-ten positions, including a recent BMW Championship win. Cantlay played for the US national team in the 2019 Presidents Cup and was also on the 2021 Ryder Cup squad.
Tony Finno (A) *: He was the famous captain’s pick in the past few competitions, and he made his way this year as the sixth automatic qualifier. His back-to-back wins this season on the PGA Tour have been key to Finau’s points total.
Max Homa (C): Relatively unknown compared to many of his teammates, Homa will be a pleasant surprise to anyone watching him compete on the international stage for the first time. He’s racked up four PGA Tour wins to his credit, including two last year. One of these came at the Wells Fargo teleported tournament, usually held at… Quail Hollow.
Billy Horschel (C): Not the oldest of the captain’s picks but someone who would have been called “the best player who has never represented the United States,” Horschel has a chance this year. He won the FedEx Cup eight years ago, but this will be his first international competition. He won last season at the memorial.
Kevin Kesner (C): Kisner is the captain’s oldest pick and never lost in international play, scoring 2-0-2 in a Presidents Cup match. He’s won four times on the Tour, and has a knack for playing matches, adding a two-time runner-up and winning the WGC-Dell Technologies match-play event.
Colin Morikawa (C): Morikawa, a young and rising star, was still in college when the Presidents Cup was last contested. All he has done since then is win two majors and take the PGA Tour by storm. He represented the United States in the 2021 Ryder Cup and went 3-0-1 in his matches there.
Xander Shaveli (A) *: Shaveli and Patrick Cantlay are a great team, and they proved it again this year at the Zurich Classic in New Orleans by winning the two-man team event. Chaveli also performed well for the United States in international competition, being part of both the 2019 Presidents Cup and the 2021 Ryder Cup team.
Scotty Scheffler (A): There was no doubt that Schaeffler would earn points this season. The four-time 2022 Masters champion won the PGA Tour this past season, and represented the United States in last year’s Ryder Cup, too, going 2-0-1.
Jordan Spieth (C): The most experienced golfer in the American stable, he’s been on the Presidents Cup team three times previously, in 2013, 2015 and 2017. He was also on the Ryder Cup team in 2021, and it looks like he pulled off a mid-career mess that slipped just a few before. Years. He finished eighth in the auto qualifying standings.
Justin Thomas (A)*: Among the most experienced players in the field in international competitions, this was Thomas’ third consecutive appearance in the President’s Cup, to feature with two teams in the Ryder Cup in that period. He won the PGA Championship this season and took nine places in the top ten.
Cameron Young (C): He’s not a PGA Tour winner, but this 25-year-old firefighter has already made waves, finishing third in the PGA Championship and then second solo at the British Open in St Andrews, making an eagle on the last hole to secure that finish. Young was seven of the top three this season.
a – automatic qualification c – Captain’s Choice *- In 2019 Team USA