Presidents Cup 2015 Preview

South Korea is the host country for the 11th Presidents Cup which gets underway in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The US team are overwhelming favourites having won eight of the last ten events since its inception in 1994, the International team have only won once in 1998, under the guidance of Peter Thomson.

Jay Haas the captain of the United States team and Nick Price of Zimbabwe, the International Team   (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Jay Haas the captain of the United States team and Nick Price of Zimbabwe, the International Team (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Below is all you need to know about this years Presidents Cup; the players, captains, tee times and history of the event.

The Course

The Jack Nicklaus Golf Club, New Songdo City, South Korea



Team USA– Jay Haas

International Team– Nick Price


Team USA- Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson, Jimmy Walker, Zach Johnson, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler, Patrick Reed, Matt Kuchar, Chris Kirk, JB Holmes, Bill Haas and Phil Mickelson.

International Team- Jason Day, Louis Oosthuizen, Adam Scott, Hideki Matsuyama, Branden Grace, Marc Leishman, Anirban Lahiri, Charl Schwartzel, Thongchai Jaidee, Danny Lee, Steven Bowditch and Sangmoon Bae.


Event Format: (All times GMT)

Thursday– 03:05am, Five foursome matches

Friday–       01:35am, Five four-ball matches

11pm, Four foursome matches

Saturday–  03:35am, Four four-ball matches

Sunday–     02:35am, Twelve singles matches

The structure of the matches has been reduced to 30 points from 34, and will see five foursome matches and five four-ball matches on Thursday/Friday, and four four-ball matches and four foursome matches on late friday evening GMT and in the early hours of Saturday morning. The final twelve points will be decided in the traditional singles matches on Sunday where all team members participate.


Past Results

1994- US (20-12)

1996- US (16.5-15.5)

1998- INTERNATIONAL (20.5-11.5)

2000- US (21.5-10.5)

2003- TIE (17-17)

2005- US (18.5-15.5)

2007- US (19.5-14.5)

2009- US (19.5-14.5)

2011- US (19-15)

2013- US (18.5-15.5)

Live coverage of the 2015 Presidents Cup is on Sky Sports 4 from 3am on Thursday morning, until Sunday mornings conclusion.

Stenson leads in Atlanta as Spieth closes in

Henrik Stenson carded a 2-under-par round of 68 to extend his lead to three shots after the 2nd round of the Tour Championship in Atlanta, Georgia.

Hot on his heels though is two-time Major Champion Jordan Spieth, who after an opening round 68, backed that up with a brilliant 4-under-par 66 which included 4 birdies and no drop shots.

Stenson looking for that $10million bonus (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Stenson looking for that $10million bonus        (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

As it stands Stenson will win the $10million bonus for finishing top of the FedEx Cup standings with Spieth in 2nd place, picking up a $3million bonus. A lot can change though and the projected standings will change after every hole depending on how other players do. Jason Day, who is currently top of the standings finds himself nine shots behind Stenson on level par and projected 3rd in the standings. A lot will also depend on Rickie Fowler who is a shot ahead of Jason Day on 1-under-par. Open Champion Zach Johsnon finished with a level par 70 for his 2nd round, and remains on 4-under-par and 5 shots off the pace.

Weather conditions made it difficult for scoring yesterday, with 18 out of the 28 player field shooting over-par. Only Stenson, Spieth, Bowditch and Rose finished with a round in the 60’s, and with tight pin positions and damp fairways players struggled to score.

Stenson looks strong but you cannot rule Spieth out when he is putting how he has been the last two days. It will be an intriguing Saturday in Georgia and by the end of the day we will have a good idea of who will be battling for the win and the $10million FedEx Cup bonus money.

Here are the tee times for the 3rd round:

9:20 AM

Robert Streb

Kevin Kisner

9:30 AM

Scott Piercy

Harris English

9:40 AM

Bill Haas

Patrick Reed

9:50 AM

Jimmy Walker

Charley Hoffman

10:00 AM

Brooks Koepka

Sangmoon Bae

10:10 AM

Kevin Na

Daniel Berger

10:20 AM

Danny Lee

Hideki Matsuyama

10:30 AM

Bubba Watson

Dustin Johnson

10:40 AM

Brandt Snedeker

Matt Kuchar

10:50 AM

Jason Day

J.B. Holmes

11:00 AM

Justin Rose

Rickie Fowler

11:10 AM

Steven Bowditch

Rory McIlroy

11:20 AM

Paul Casey

Zach Johnson

11:30 AM

Henrik Stenson

Jordan Spieth