The Presidents Cup Tournament Information

What: The Presidents Cup
When: October 6-11, 2015
Location: Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea, Songdo International Business District, Incheon City, Korea Golf
Course Architect Jack Nicklaus (Opened September 2010)
Par/Yardage: Total: 7,380 Par 72

Field: The Presidents Cup, a team match play competition featuring 24 of the world’s top golfers – 12 from the United States and 12 from around the world, excluding Europe – is held every two years, and since 1996 has alternated between United States and international venues.

U.S. Team – The top 10 U.S. players who earn the most official FedExCup points, beginning with the 2013 BMW Championship through the 2015 Deutsche Bank Championship, with points earned in 2015 doubled. Two captain’s selections were made September 8, 2015.

International Team – The top 10 international players (excluding those eligible for the European Ryder Cup team) from the Official World Golf Ranking at the conclusion of the 2015 Deutsche Bank Championship, and two captain’s selections made on September 8, 2015.

Captains – U.S. Team Captain Jay Haas makes his debut as captain as International Team Captain Nick Price returns to lead his squad for the second time. The International Team is looking for its second outright victory.

Format:

The Presidents Cup competition consists of 30 matches:
· Thursday – 5 Foursomes matches
· Friday – 5 Four-ball matches
· Saturday morning – 4 Foursomes matches
· Saturday afternoon – 4 Four-ball matches
· Sunday – 12 Singles matches

All matches are worth one point each, for a total of 30 points. There are no playoffs, with each side receiving a half point if a match is tied after 18 holes. In a change inspired by the events of The Presidents Cup 2003, if the match is deadlocked at the end of singles play, the competition will be deemed a tie and the teams will share The Presidents Cup.

U.S. Television Times

Wednesday, October 7
10 p.m. – 3 a.m. ET (live) Golf Channel

Thursday, October 8
2-7 p.m. ET (replay) Golf Channel
8:30 p.m. – 3 a.m. ET (live) Golf Channel

Friday, October 9
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (replay) Golf Channel
6 p.m. – 4 a.m. (live) Golf Channel

Saturday, October 10
12-3:30 p.m. ET (replay) NBC
9:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m. (live) Golf Channel

Sunday, Oct. 11
12-6 p.m. ET (replay) NBC

Charitable Distributions:

Unlike many other events, the players do not receive prize money based on performance. Instead, the PGA TOUR pledges to contribute to charities, which are nominated by the players,
captains and captains’ assistants from both teams.
PLAYER CHARITABLE DISTRIBUTIONS BY YEAR
1994 – US $ 750,000
1996 – US $ 800,000
1998 – US $ 2.9 million
2000 – US $ 2.8 million
2003 – US $ 2.8 million
2005 – US $ 3.5 million
2007 – US $ 4.2 million
2009 – US $ 4.2 million
2011 – US $ 4.5 million
2013 – US $ 4.65 million

Additional donations were made to The First Tee of San Francisco ($500,000) and the Victorian Bushfire Appeal ($100,000) in 2009; to the Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal (following the Queensland floods) and New Zealand Earthquake disaster relief in 2011, as well as to additional Victorian-based charities (totaling $250,000); and to Nationwide Children’s Hospital ($125,000) in 2013, bringing the total amount generated for charity to more than $32.3 million (US).

The US Presidents Cup Team

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The International Presidents Cup Team

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Team Info and Miscellaneous Notes

The Presidents Cup teams boast nine major championship winners (19 major titles overall).

There are 10 players making their Presidents Cup debuts in 2015.

Rookies:

  • International Team: Sangmoon Bae, Steven Bowditch, Danny Lee and Anirban Lahiri
  • U.S. Team: Chris Kirk, J.B. Holmes, Patrick Reed, Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walke

The International team has never had players from more than two Asian countries since it began in 1994. For the first Presidents Cup staged in Asia, the team has players from four countries: Korea (Sangmoon Bae); Japan (Hideki Matsuyama); Thailand (Thongchai Jaidee); and India (Anirban Lahiri).

Danny Lee, who was born in South Korea but grew up in New Zealand, is also a member of the International team. In addition to Korea, Japan, Thailand, India and New Zealand, the International Team is represented by players from Australia (4) and South Africa (3).

International countries represented over the history of the Presidents Cup: 13 – Argentina, Australia, Canada, Colombia, Fiji, India, Japan, New Zealand, Paraguay, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, Zimbabwe.

Most countries represented by International Team (players only), by year
8: 2000 and 2009
7: 1998, 2015
6: 1994, 1996, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2013
4: 2011

Total representation, by country, in The Presidents Cup by International Team members (players only)
Australia, 47
South Africa, 31
Japan, 9
Fiji, 8
Zimbabwe, 8
New Zealand, 7
Korea, 7
Canada, 6
Argentina, 4
Paraguay, 2
Colombia, 1
India, 1
Thailand, 1
The U.S. Team has 20 previous Presidents Cup appearances amongst its members, including Phil Mickelson, who has participated in all 10 previous stagings of The Presidents Cup.

International Team members have played in 14 Presidents Cup events, with Adam Scott the most experienced having made six previous appearances. Nine ofthe 12 International Team members are either making their debut or have only played in one Presidents Cup.

Phil Mickelson (20-16-11) is the only player on either team to have competed in all 10 previous editions of The Presidents Cup.

Most matches played:

47 Phil Mickelson, U.S. (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
40 Ernie Els, International (1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
40 Vijay Singh, International (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009)
40 Tiger Woods, U.S. (1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)

Most matches won:

24 Tiger Woods, U.S. (24-15-1)
20 Jim Furyk, U.S. (20-10-3)
20 Phil Mickelson, U.S. (20-16-11)
20 Ernie Els, International (20-18-2)

>h2>Players to go undefeated at The Presidents Cup (NO HALVES)

1994 – Fred Couples 3-0-0
1996 – David Duval 4-0-0
Mark O’Meara 5-0-0
1998 – Shigeki Maruyama 5-0-0
2000 – Stewart Cink 4-0-0
Davis Love III 4-0-0
2007 – Scott Verplank 4-0-0
2009 – Tiger Woods 5-0-0
2011 – Jim Furyk 5-0-0

Players to go undefeated at The Presidents Cup (INCLUDING HALVES)

1994 – Davis Love III 4-0-1
1998 – Steve Elkington 3-0-2
2000 – Kirk Triplett 3-0-1
2005 – Retief Goosen 4-0-1
Chris DiMarco 4-0-1
Jim Furyk 3-0-2
Phil Mickelson 3-0-2
2007 – David Toms 4-0-1
2009 – Vijay Singh 2-0-3
Phil Mickelson 4-0-1

Most matches lost in one year:

5 Ernie Els, International (2000)
5 Phil Mickelson, U.S. (2003)

 

 

SOURCE: PGA TOUR

 

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