2019 Presidents Cup
The 2019 Presidents Cup will be the 13th edition of the Presidents Cup golf competition, held at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Victoria, from 12 to 15 December 2019. Royal Melbourne has previously hosted the tournament in 1998, at which the International team had their only victory, and 2011. It is the only international venue to have held the tournament more than once.
|Venue||Royal Melbourne Golf Club|
|Location||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
Team qualification and selectionEdit
Both teams have 12 players. On 18 August 2019, the eight automatic qualifiers for each team were finalized.
The International team features the top 8 players with the most Official World Golf Ranking points accumulated between 27 August 2018 (Dell Technologies Championship) and 18 August 2019 (BMW Championship) and four captain's picks made in early November. This was a change from 2017 when selection was based on the leading players in the Official World Golf Ranking. The number of captain's picks was also increased from two to four.
The final standings were:
United States teamEdit
The United States team features the 8 players who earned the most official FedExCup points from the 2017 BMW Championship through to the 2019 BMW Championship, with points earned in the 2018–19 season counting double, and four captain's picks. Points for events in the FedEx Cup Playoffs are weighted the same as WGC events. The four captain's picks were made in early November. In 2017 only events in the 2017 calendar year counted double. As with the international team the number of captain's picks was increased from two to four.
The final standings were:
|Ernie Els||South Africa||50||Non-playing captain|
|K. J. Choi||South Korea||49||Non-playing assistant captain|
|Trevor Immelman||South Africa||39|
|Louis Oosthuizen||South Africa||37||3||20||3||15||7–5–3||56.67|
|Pan Cheng-tsung||Chinese Taipei||28||7||64||0||Rookie|
|Im Sung-jae||South Korea||21||11||36||0||Rookie|
|An Byeong-hun||South Korea||28||15||42||0||Rookie|
|United States team|
|Tiger Woods – captain||43||13||6||8||40||24–15–1||61.25|
|Fred Couples||60||Non-playing assistant captain|
- Brooks Koepka originally made the U.S. team but withdrew with a knee injury. He was replaced by Fowler.
- Jason Day was originally a captain's pick for the International team but withdrew with a back injury. He was replaced by An.
- Captain's picks shown in yellow
- Ages as of 12 December; OWGR as of 8 December, the last ranking before the Cup
Golf Channel will have the official coverage of the 2019 Presidents Cup Golf in the United States.
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