Golf Starz Take on The President Cup
USA…USA…USA…USA – sorry just had to do that.
That’s right everyone, after an exciting finish at the Tour Championship and Web.com finals stop in Cleveland, some of our favorite golfers are about to tee it up for international competition. Seeing the top players in the world under intense pressure is pretty cool and in a match play format anything can happen. If seeing the world best face off in a team format doesn’t get you excited, maybe this sport isn’t for you. We will keep this short and sweet, as we will be tweeting our takes throughout the tournament. Match ups will mean everything so it’s a little premature for us to get too far into the day by day, but wanted to give everyone our thoughts leading up to the weekend.
The teams…the USA team is stacked. Spieth, Johnson, Captain America, and a young gun with the last-name Thomas just to name a few. And if that doesn’t scare you, they still have Rickie, Uncle Phil, Kuchar, Berger, Koepka, Kisner, Chappell, and Hoffman. While I think Team USA is going to walk away with this thing…the international squad isn’t anything to sleep on. Hideki Matsuyama, Jason Day, Adam Scott, Louis Oosthuizen, Marc Leishman, Charl Schwartzel, Branden Grace, and the Player’s champ Si Woo Kim…just to name a few. Team information here.
We are going to see some really good match ups and it’s going to come down to the captains utilizing the right players in the match up. Again, I will take any of our guys against their guys, but we will no doubt see some great match ups and some upsets.
This year the Presidents Cup is being hosted at Liberty National Golf Club. Check out the course lay out here or below.
The course is tough and will give these elite players all they bargained for. Each hole is tight and each hole comes with its own challenges. The course is beautiful with NYC skyline views from most holes. The course is hard enough, but add in a crowd and the course is a beast. See the photo below:
This is going to be a great experience for spectators at the course as well as for those of us who are not lucky enough to be there but get to watch it on TV.
Schedule of events:
Day 1: Foursomes – 5 matches (alternate shot)
Day 2: Four-ball – 5 matches (best ball)
Day 3: Four-ball – 4 matches
Final Day: Singles – 12 matches
We will tweet our takes each day, but below are our thoughts on the final score.
19-15 – Team USA. The bench is too deep and here is a quote from ESPN writer Ty Wegner that really says a lot. “The average world rank of the 2017 U.S. players, 17 spots higher than that of your tired, your poor, your Team International (32.7).”
19½–14½ – All I have to say is:
- Comment below who you think will win and what you think the final score of the @presidentscup will be!
- The cutoff to enter is 9/29 by 7 A.M.
- A winner will be randomly selected 10/2!
Comment below and give us your predictions!