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2022 Presidents Cup Odds, Picks & Predictions

Michael Harrison

by Michael Harrison in Golf

Sep 18, 2022 · 7:22 PM PDT

Collin Morikawa hitting a tee shot
Aug 25, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Collin Morikawa tees off on the 2nd hole during the first round of the TOUR Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports
  • The 14th Presidents Cup from Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, NC, starts Thursday, September 22nd
  • Team USA is the heavy -700 favorite to win their twelfth Presidents Cup in 14 all-time attempts
  • See the odds to win the 2022 Presidents Cup and the best bet

The Presidents Cup is back after a three-year hiatus, and the United States are massive favorites to win yet another iteration of this championship. It pits team USA against the International squad. The underdog Internationals are missing a few key players in world number three Cameron Smith, and top-20 player Joaquin Niemann, both of whom are ineligible to play now that they’re competing on the LIV Tour.

The site for the tournament will be Quail Hollow Golf Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, a track that’s hosted the 2017 PGA Championship (won by Justin Thomas), and most years the Wells Fargo Championship. Unlike the Ryder Cup, which is played over three days, this event boasts a four-day battle, with Thursday featuring foursomes competition (more commonly known as alternate shot). Friday is four-ball, with Saturday using both formats, and Sunday being singles action.

Odds to Win 2022 Presidents Cup

Team Odds
USA -700
Internationals +700
Tie +1600

Odds as of September 18th at DraftKings Sportsbook. See available DraftKings Sportsbook promo code.

 

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With the matches set to tee off on Thursday, will the United States wipe the floor of their counterparts? The last time this event was contested in the States was in 2017, and the Cup was nearly clinched by Saturday evening (it was just a slim two-point victory for USA in Australia in 2019).

American Squad Stacked With Talent

American captain Davis Love III has assembled an extremely talented squad to take on Trevor Immelman’s International team. To depict the contrast, nine top-15 golfers in the world are on Team USA, while the Internationals have zero in the top-15. Hideki Matsuyama is the highest-ranked member of the underdogs (16th).

In the most recent PGA tournament, Max Homa won his second straight Fortinet Championship to tee off the 2022-23 PGA Tour season. He suits up for Team USA this week.

2022 Presidents Cup Teams

Team USA Team Internationals
Scottie Scheffler Hideki Matsuyama
Patrick Cantlay Sungjae Im
Xander Schauffele Joohyung “Tom” Kim
Sam Burns Corey Conners
Justin Thomas Adam Scott
Tony Finau Mito Pereira
Jordan Spieth* K.H. Lee*
Collin Morikawa* Si Woo Kim*
Max Homa* Taylor Pendrith*
Billy Horschel* Cameron Davis*
Cameron Young* Christiaan Bezuidenhout*
Kevin Kisner* Sebastian Munoz*

*Denotes Captain’s Pick

Recent Presidents Cup Results

Three of the last four versions of this prestigious event have resulted in USA winning by no more than three points (the other was an eight point blowout). That, however, was with an opposing squad that had stiffer competition.

This go around, only four top-25 International golfers are teeing it up, so they’ll totally be playing the role of David, as they’re against Goliath. Just two members have won major championships, with Adam Scott (2013) and Hideki Matsuyama (2021), both winning green jackets.

Past Presidents Cup Results

Team USA
VS
Team Internationals
Won by 2 pts 2019
Won by 8 pts 2017
Won by 1 pt 2015
Won by 3 pts 2013
Won by 4 pts 2011

Presidents Cup Pick

Just twice in the 13 Presidents Cups did the States not win (a tie in 2003, and a loss in 1998). There’s little reason to think anything will change. Losing Cameron Smith, who won this year’s Players Championship and Open Championship is a massive blow for the International squad. They’re actually getting a slight break, as Will Zalatoris can’t play due to a back injury.

USA’s lowest-ranked golfer, Kevin Kisner, is ranked 26th in the world, higher than six players on the International roster. Two major champions from this season are on the American team in Scottie Scheffler and Justin Thomas. The list of superlatives are just too big to overcome for the underdogs who will be using eight rookies among their twelve members.

Pick: United States (-700)

 

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