2022 Presidents Cup- Meet the Teams

2022 Presidents Cup- Meet the Teams

VESSEL is providing the official team bags to both 2022 Presidents Cup Teams. Meet Team USA and the International team that will be carrying VESSEL bags at the Quail Hollow Club

At the end of this month, the 2022 Presidents Cup teams will descend on Charlotte, North Carolina for a showdown of nations at the Quail Hollow Club.

The 2022 Presidents Cup is played in a team format, pitting the United States against a team comprised of International players, although there are no European players on the International team. That rivalry is saved for the Ryder Cup which takes place in alternating years with the Presidents Cup. 

2022 Presidents Cup

Photo Credit: Presidents Cup Twitter

Each team has 12 players, on Team USA 6 are determined by by specific qualifications and the remaining six are chosen by respective team captains. 8 players automatically qualify for the International Team, and team captains choose the final four team members. 

So let's meet the 2022 President's Cup team members that will be carrying Vessel bags at the Quail Hollow Club.

2022 Presidents Cup Team USA

The United States has won 11 times in 13 events, plus one tie. The only win for the World team came in 1998 in Australia. The International team will once again face an uphill battle, as Team USA is led by current World #1 Scottie Scheffler and features 5 of the top 10 players in the world.

 2022 Presidents Cup

Photo Credit: Presidents Cup Twitter

Scheffler is the first player since 1999 (David Duval) to win four PGA TOUR titles by the end of the Masters. Scheffler is joined by Patrick Cantlay, who just last month became the first player to defend his FedEx Cup title by clenching the BMW Championship trophy.

Qualifying Players

The top six U.S. PGA TOUR members who have earned the most FedExCup points from the 2019 A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier through the 2022 BMW Championship automatically qualify for Team USA.

2022 Presidents Cup Team USA Captain

Davis Love III

2022 Presidents Cup

Photo Credit: Presidents Cup/PGA Tour

Four of Love's captain's pick are Presidents Cup Rookies and two automatic qualifiers (including Scottie Scheffler) will be playing in the Presidents Cup for the first time. 

Love is tasked with assigning pairings for the Presidents Cup. Rumor has it that Jordan Speith will play with Justin Thomas and Patrick Cantlay will pair up with Xander Schauffle. 

Take a closer look at the roster.

Team Members

No. 1 – SCOTTIE SCHEFFLER

Age: 26
PGA TOUR Wins: 4
Presidents Cup: Rookie

No. 2 – PATRICK CANTLAY

Age: 30
PGA TOUR Wins: 8
Presidents Cup: 1 (2019) / 3-2-0

No. 3 – XANDER SCHAUFFELE

Age: 28
PGA TOUR Wins: 7
Presidents Cup: 1 (2019) / 3-2

No. 4 – SAM BURNS

Age: 26
PGA TOUR Wins: 4
Presidents Cup: Rookie

No. 5 – JUSTIN THOMAS

Age: 29
PGA TOUR Wins: 15
Presidents Cup: 2 (2017, 2019) / 6-2-2

No. 6 – TONY FINAU

Age: 32
PGA TOUR Wins: 4
Presidents Cup: 1 (2019) / 0-1-3

USA Captain's Picks

MAX HOMA
Age: 31
PGA TOUR Wins: 4
Presidents Cup: Rookie

BILLY HORSCHEL
Age: 35
PGA TOUR Wins: 7
Presidents Cup: Rookie

KEVIN KISNER
Age: 38
PGA TOUR Wins: 4
Presidents Cup: 1 (2017) / 2-0-2

COLLIN MORIKAWA
Age: 25
PGA TOUR Wins: 5
Presidents Cup: Rookie

JORDAN SPIETH
Age: 29
PGA TOUR Wins: 13
Presidents Cup: 3 (2013, 2015, 2017) / 8-5-1

CAMERON YOUNG
Age: 25
Best PGA TOUR Finish: 2, The Open Championship; T2, Sanderson Farms Championship, The Genesis Invitational, Wells Fargo Championship, Rocket Mortgage Classic
Presidents Cup: Rookie

2022 Presidents Cup International Team

The International Team has won just once in 13 attempts to capture the Presidents Cup. Only four players on the 2022 Presidents Cup roster have previous Presidents Cup experience. Eight members are fresh faces to Presidents Cup competition. Team captain, Trevor Immelmann was thrown an additional challenge when two would-be automatic qualifiers decided to join the LIV tour. Cameron Smith and Joaquin Niemann are no longer eligible. 

2022 Presidents Cup international team

Photo Credit: Presidents Cup Twitter

Despite the odds stacked against them, the International team embraces the challenge.

2022 Presidents Cup International Team Captain

Trevor Immelman

2022 Presidents Cup

Qualifying Players

The international Team is made up of the top players from the Presidents Cup International Team Points list. The 2022 Presidents Cup International Team qualification period runs from the 2021 Open Championship through the 2022 BMW Championship. For an in-depth explanation on how the International Team is chosen, click here.

No. 1 – CAMERON SMITH

Country: Australia
Age: 29
PGA TOUR Wins: 6
Presidents Cup: 1 (2019) / 1-1-1 record

No. 2 – HIDEKI MATSUYAMA

Country: Japan
Age: 30
PGA TOUR Wins: 8
Presidents Cup: 4 (2013, 2015, 2017, 2019) / 6-7-4 record

No. 3 – SUNGJAE IM

Country: South Korea
Age: 24
PGA TOUR Wins: 2
Presidents Cup: 1 (2019) / 3-1-1

No. 4 – JOAQUIN NIEMANN

Country: Chile
Age: 23
PGA TOUR Wins: 2
Presidents Cup: 1 (2019) / 0-3-1

No. 5 – JOOHYUNG “TOM” KIM

Country: South Korea
Age: 20
PGA TOUR Wins: 1
Presidents Cup: Rookie

 No. 6 – COREY CONNERS

Country: Canada
Age: 30
PGA TOUR Wins: 1
Presidents Cup: Rookie

 No. 7 – ADAM SCOTT

Country: Australia
Age: 42
PGA TOUR Wins: 14
Presidents Cup: 9 (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019) / 16-22-6

No. 8 – MITO PEREIRA

Country: Chile
Age: 27
PGA TOUR Wins: 0
Presidents Cup: Rookie

International Team Captain's Picks

CHRISTIAAN BEZUIDENHOUT
Country: South Africa
Age: 28
Best PGA TOUR Finish: T2, 2022 John Deere Classic
Presidents Cup: Rookie

CAM DAVIS
Country: Australia
Age: 27
PGA TOUR Wins: 1
Presidents Cup: Rookie

SI WOO KIM
Country: South Korea
Age: 27
PGA TOUR Wins: 3
Presidents Cup: 1 (2017) / 1-2-0

K.H. LEE
Country: South Korea
Age: 31
PGA TOUR Wins: 2
Presidents Cup: Rookie

SEBASTIAN MUNOZ
Country: Colombia
Age: 29
PGA TOUR Wins: 1
Presidents Cup: Rookie

TAYLOR PENDRITH
Country: Canada
Age: 31
Best PGA TOUR Finish: T2, 2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic
Presidents Cup: Rookie