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2019 Presidents Cup – betting tips

2019 Presidents Cup

Where Can I Watch?

Who? 24 Players represent teams from USA vs Rest of the World (Except Europe) compete in a four-day tournament

What? 13th Series of the International Golf Tournament (Similar to the Ryder Cup)

Where? Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Australia

When? From 21:30 GMT, Wednesday 11th December 2019

Watch? Sky Sports Golf

Tournament Betting Odds – 2019 Presidents Cup

USA – 4/11*

Rest of the World – 13/5*

Draw – 12/1*

*odds as of December 9th at 10:30 GMT and subject to change

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Tournament Preview – Presidents Cup 2019

The 2019 Presidents Cup sees captains Tiger Woods and Ernie Els attempt to lead their teams to glory at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia.

This is the third time in the tournaments history that the Royal Melbourne Golf Club will host the two teams. The International Team (Rest of the World) managed their only victory over the USA in the tournaments history so far back in 1998.

Tiger Woods will be the first playing captain for either the USA or Rest of the World team after using the wildcard choice on himself. He has chosen three-time former Captain Fred Couples and 2017 Captain Steve Stricker to be two of the non-playing assistant captains.

Ernie Els becomes the second captain from South Africa after the legendary Gary Player took the captaincy in three President Cup tournaments between 2003-2007.

Team USA

  1. Tiger Woods (Playing Captain/Captain Pick)
  2. Fred Couples (Non-playing Assistant Captain)
  3. Zach Johnson (Non-playing Assistant Captain)
  4. Steve Stricker (Non-playing Assistant Captain)
  5. Justin Thomas
  6. Dustin Johnson
  7. Patrick Cantlay
  8. Xander Schauffele
  9. Webb Simpson
  10. Matt Kuchar
  11. Bryson DeChambeau
  12. Tony Finau (Captain Pick)
  13. Gary Woodland (Captain Pick)
  14. Rickie Fowler (Captain Pick)
  15. Patrick Reed (Captain Pick)
Team News

Brooks Koepka ruled himself out of the President’s Cup after struggling with a knee injury. Current World Number 1 Koepka earned more FedEx Cup points from tournaments since 2017 in the USA team than any other player. World Number 22 Rickie Fowler replaced him.

Patrick Reed is in the team and is coming off the back of a two-stroke violation days earlier in the Hero World Challenge. Officials deemed him guilty of moving sand in practice swings to improve his lie in the 11th at Albany Golf Club. Reed, and the rest of the US team will have to control themselves when dealing with the Aussie crowd.

Team Rest of the World

  1. Ernie Els (Non-playing Captain)
  2. K. J. Choi (Non-playing Assistant Captain)
  3. Geoff Ogilvy (Non-playing Assistant Captain)
  4. Trevor Immelman (Non-playing Assistant Captain)
  5. Mike Weir (Non-playing Assistant Captain)
  6. Marc Leishman
  7. Hideki Matsuyama
  8. Louis Oosthuizen
  9. Adam Scott
  10. Abraham Ancer
  11. Li Haotong
  12. Pan Cheng-tsun
  13. Cameron Smith
  14. Im Sung-jae (Captain Pick)
  15. An Byeong-hun (Captain Pick)
  16. Adam Hadwin (Captain Pick)
  17. Joaquin Niemann (Captain Pick)
Team News

World Number 34 Australian Jason Day ruled himself out of the President’s Cup after struggling with a back injury last month. Day has played in the last four President Cups and also missed out on the Australian Open in Sydney because of injury. Having been one of Ernie Els Captain Picks for this year’s Presidents Cup, An Byeong-hun replaced him.

The South Korean has been a solid top 20 player since winning the BMW Championship in 2015 and will make his debut in the tournament. It is a very young team that Els has selected, with an average age of the team under 30. The home crowd will hope to cheer their players to a shock victory over the USA.

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Key Players

Team USA – Dustin Johnson – 13/2* Top USA Points Scorer

Team Rest of the World – Hideki Matsuyama – 9/2* Top ROW Points Scorer

*odds as of December 9th at 10:30 GMT and subject to change

Previous Winners

  • 2017 – USA 19 – 11 ROW
  • 2015 – USA 15½ – 14½ ROW
  • 2013 – USA 18½ – 15½ ROW
  • 2011 – USA 19 – 15 ROW
  • 2009 – USA 19½ – 14½ ROW

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