Presidents Cup Team USA Finalised

Collin Morikawa and Jordan Spieth were among the six players added for this month's Quail Hollow clash

Davis Love III has finalised his team for the Presidents Cup
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Davis Love III has finalised the USA team for this month’s Presidents Cup by adding his six captain’s picks to the six players who had already qualified.

Collin Morikawa, Jordan Spieth, Billy Horschel, Cameron Young, Max Homa and Kevin Kisner were handed the final six places for the clash with Trevor Immelman’s International Team at  Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, between 20-25 September. Love’s announcement was made on social media with the caption: “Youth and experience coming together”. 

The four rookies, plus Spieth and Kisner, join automatic qualifiers Scottie Scheffler, Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schauffele, Sam Burns, Justin Thomas and Tony Finau to make up the youngest USA team in Presidents Cup history, with an average age of just under 30.

Despite having to do without the likes of Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Reed, Love has still managed to name an extremely strong team, with Kisner the lowest in the world rankings at 26th. The only American LIV player ranked higher is Johnson at 22, though the players who have defected to Greg Norman’s new tour are all tumbling down the rankings as the events don’t carry ranking points. Another LIV player, Phil Mickelson is the record scorer in Presidents Cup history.

International Team captain Immelman, who has described LIV as a "giant pain in my a**", finalised his team earlier this week, having lost more players in the wake of the latest LIV defections. Already without the likes of Louis Oosthuizen, Branden Grace, Carlos Ortiz and Abraham Ancer, Immelman lost World No.2 Cameron Smith, No.19 Joaquin Niemann and Marc Leishman, who all became ineligible when they took part in LIV Boston last weekend. Immelman added five rookies plus Si Woo Kim to his team, which already contained Masters champions Hideki Matsuyama and Adam Scott.

The Presidents Cup is a biennial four-day team event between the US and an International team excluding Europe.Tiger Woods led the US to a narrow 16-14 win in 2019 at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia, extending the American lead to 11 wins, one loss and one tie.

Team USA

  • Scottie Scheffler
  • Patrick Cantlay
  • Xander Schauffele
  • Sam Burns
  • Justin Thomas
  • Tony Finau
  • Collin Morikawa
  • Jordan Spieth
  • Billy Horschel
  • Cameron Young
  • Max Homa
  • Kevin Kisner
Jeff Kimber
Freelance Staff Writer

Jeff graduated from Leeds University in Business Studies and Media in 1996 and did a post grad in journalism at Sheffield College in 1997. His first jobs were on Slam Dunk (basketball) and Football Monthly magazines, and he's worked for the Sunday Times, Press Association and ESPN. He has faced golfing greats Sam Torrance and Sergio Garcia, but on the poker felt rather than the golf course. Jeff's favourite course played is Sandy Lane in Barbados, which went far better than when he played Matfen Hall in Northumberland, where he crashed the buggy on the way to the 1st tee!