2022 Presidents Cup results, results, standings: the stars push the Americans into the lead after Day 1

It was easy (and maybe even en vogue) to be optimistic about the entry of the 2022 Presidents Cup into action on Thursday at the Day 1 quartet. Maybe it was wishful thinking or just a nod of goodwill to those on both sides of the matches. stayed to play this event rather than defect to LIV Golf. Either way, the US put an end to all of this early and often, once again rushing to a huge head start to kick off the festivities at Quail Hollow.

The US’s 4-1 lead looks huge, but it could have been a lot worse. The international team was in the lead after just three of the 83 holes played over five alternating shots on Thursday, and luckily for visitors, two of those holes were the last two that Cameron Davis and Si Woo Kim played against the titanic duo from American part of Scottie Scheffler and Sam Burns. This was the only positive point on a difficult day for Trevor Immelman’s team.

None of this was particularly unexpected given both the sold out international roster and the format of the event. The United States have now won or drawn 16 consecutive quartet games (alternate shooting), which proved to be the biggest format difference between them and the international team this century. The United States hasn’t lost a Presidents Cup since 1998.

The problems for an international team that have gone on to a 20-1 underdog, according to Caesars Sportsbook, are myriad. They will play four balls on Friday for another five games, but on Saturday they will face the powerful US team in four again and does not bode much better than Thursday. Furthermore, the United States are now leading by a margin after matchday one which resulted in only one defeat in the history of the Presidents Cup (coincidentally, it was the international team that last lost a huge lead after the first session, and returned to Royal Melbourne in 2019).

What counts is the verbiage between the two captains after the games. Immelman, chin up but eyes lying trust him, saying the international team would keep fighting because that’s all they can do. Davis Love III said he was in agony over who in the world he should jump into in the next few days.

A story of two captains and the teams at their disposal. The optimism about a close Presidents Cup has completely faded after the first five games this week. That doesn’t mean there isn’t much value in continuing to watch the event yet, but it probably does mean what it means for the last eight Presidents Cups in a row – the United States will end up winning.

Here is a breakdown of each match from Day 1 of the 2022 Presidents Cup.

President’s Cup 2022 results, results

Day 1 (Foursomes) – United States: 4 | International: 1

match United States Point International

1

Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele

6 & 5

Adam Scott and Hideki Matsuyama

2

Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas

2 & 1

Corey Conners and Sungjae Im

3

Cameron Young and Collin Morikawa

2 & 1

KH Lee and Tom Kim

4

Sam Burns and Scottie Scheffler

2 UP

Cameron Davis and Si Woo Kim

5 Tony Finau and Max Homa 1 UP Mito Pereira and Taylor Pendrith

Match 1: Cantlay / Schauffele 6 & 5 on Matsuyama / Scott

Soon and often the Americans took him to the internationals. Winning four of the first seven holes, Cantlay and Schauffele saw their ball lead at 4 UP when they left the seventh green. Scott and Matsuyama did their best to fight back and had a moment to tighten the game on the turn.

With the opportunity to cut the lead to 2 DN on the par-3 10, Scott dropped his short birdie pray on the low side and later compounded this mistake by hitting his tee shot in the water on the par-4 11. This was all he wrote in the first game when Cantlay and Schauffele eventually scored a 6 and 5 win and improved their career quartet record along with 5-0-0 between the Presidents Cup and Ryder Cup.

Match 2: Thomas / Spieth 2 & 1 on Conners / Im

This is the most circled match as all four players are tremendous iron players. After trading par on the first two holes, Spieth and Thomas set foot on the gas by winning three of the next four holes. With a 3-UP lead out of six, I punched back and led the international team to a couple of wins to reduce the margin to one on the turn.

He was as close to internationals as possible, as they let one opportunity after another fall by the wayside on the last nine. Although he received little help from Conners, he kept the international team afloat with his constant presence from tee to green.

The biggest hit of the match came at the par-4 15 (typically 18 for the Wells Fargo championship) when it looked like the international team would finally draw. Instead, Thomas connected from 20 feet for the par and Conners missed from inside 10 to bring the US edge back to two with three holes to play.

“It was the difference in the match,” Spieth said.

The United States held on from there and in the meantime improved Spieth’s team record to 17-6-3 and Thomas’s to 11-2-3: both remain unbeaten in the Presidents Cup quartets.

Match 3: Young / Morikawa 2 & 1 on Lee / Kim

Without Dustin Johnson on the roster, Cameron Young was the man to partner with Collin Morikawa. Seeing how he played on some of the biggest stages last season, it should come as no surprise that Young has thrived in this arena. Hitting a booming tee and firing from the first tee, the alleged PGA Tour Rookie of the Year set the tone for the day.

Battling back and forth with Lee and Kim, the Americans gained their first advantage over the sixth par-3. Adding to their lead on the turn, a brief mistake by Young on the par-3 tenth gave the internationals some hope. They took it and ran, winning the next two holes and drawing the game.

A close approach on Morikawa’s par-4 13 immediately nullified any thoughts of upset as the US returned to a 1 UP lead. With three consecutive par pars from both teams, a 25-foot birdie from Young’s blade put this match to rest on the 17th.

Match 4: Davis / Kim 2 UP on Burns / Scheffler

The biggest shock of Day 1 came from match four. After birding on the opening hole, it looked like Burns and Scheffler were going to run away with this, but Kim and Davis held out in the face of adversity. The international team quickly equalized the game but dropped to 3 DN after Davis dumped his approach into the water on the seventh par-5.

Returning to 2 DN when they took the turn, Kim and Davis caught fire in the inside half. Slowly but surely, eating ahead of the Americans, after winning the par-4 15 with a par, they eventually equalized with a tremendous birdie on the par-5 16.

Prepared by Davis, another birdie followed the par-4 17th to take the first lead of the day. With the Americans struggling on the 18th, Davis and Kim tightened their birdie put to secure a 2 UP win and first international point of the 2022 Presidents Cup.

Match 5: Homa / Finau 1 UP on Pereira / Pendrith

There wasn’t a lot of quality golf in this game, but it was the most competitive and the second to reach 18th. Pendrith and Pereira proved to be bogeys on four of their first six holes and saw their deficit only grow to 2 DN. The internationals eventually bounced back with birdies on par-5 seventh and par-4 eighth to reach 1 DN when the two teams completed the top nine.

The Americans maintained their lead until the internationals did birdie the difficult 13. As in the victory of Thomas and Spieth, the crucial moment came at the par-4 15, when the United States made a miraculous par from the ground. of no one to stay three to play.

At the next hole, they were ready to regain the lead until Pendrith converted a 23-foot international birdie, the only 15-foot international putt out to fall on Day 1. Pereira’s wayward drive on the 18th was the last straw to break the camel is back and opened the doors to Homa and Finau to get a 1 UP win in the last match of the day.

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