The 2015 Presidents Cup will held in South Korea, with a series of men’s competitions between the team representing the United States and the International Team representing the rest of the world excluding Europe. The Presidents Cup, the Ryder Cup, the World Golf Championship and the EMC World Cup make up the world’s golf competitions led by four world’s leading nations.
Both teams at the Presidents Cup are made up of 12 players and compete for the cup in match play format. 10 players are grouped as a starting lineup based on their official world golf rankings, and each side has a non-playing captain. Each match, whether it be a doubles or singles match, is worth one point. In the doubles matches a half-point is awarded to each team in the event of a tie. To win the Presidents Cup a team must accrue a total of 17.5 points, out of the total 34 points of all the games. As some pro players secure an automatic qualification for the Presidents Cup, the final starting lineup list remains a secret to the public. However, the good news is that the starting lineup lists of the 2015 Presidents Cup were announced. Click on http://www.presidentscup.com/ to check it out.
The 11th Presidents Cup will be opened from October 6th to 11th, 2015 at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea in Songdo IBD, Incheon City, South Korea, which will mark the first time for this event to be held in Asia. The Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea plays to more than 7,300 yards and features a stunning clubhouse and an advanced golf practice and learning center. The course hosted the 2010 and 2011 PGA Champions Tour, the first PGA event ever to take place in Asia.
It is Jay Dean Hass’ third time to be appointed as the captain of the U.S. Team, and Nick Price is the captain of the International team at the 2015 Presidents Cup. The U.S. Team completed dramatic turnaround win and won the International Team 8-1 in the series of total 10. Some people think that since U.S. team won the landslide victor, the game will become less interesting, and the total number of the matches will be also decreased. This way, a total of 34 points was reduced to 30 point. A total of 6 rounds should be played over the Friday match but only 5 rounds were played, while total 4 rounds were played over the Saturday match where a total of 5 rounds should be played. As each player must play a one-on-one, singles match on Sunday, at least 3 matches have to be played over the game.
Here is the information on the official world golf rankings of the players for the 2015 Presidents Cup (http://www.owgr.com/ranking?pageNo=1&pageSize=100&country=All). The 9th and 10th place will not be confirmed until the 2015 Presidents Cup comes to an end.