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2022 Presidents Cup Predictions & Odds

Following a three-year delay the Presidents Cup returns with a group of non-European international players seeking a rare win over a group of accomplished American golfers. All 12 members of Team US are ranked among the OWGR top-25 with five of them, including world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler, making up half of the top-10. At No. 17 Hideki Matsuyama is highest ranked International player. As such, the US Team is a prohibitive favorite to win its ninth straight Presidents Cup.

Rankings alone don’t mean victory and as a decided underdog the International squad really has nothing to lose. Pressure is nothing new for the Red, White & Blue, though, with nine team members winning at least one PGA Tour title last season. And the event isn’t without controversy as a number of players were banned for their participation in LIV Golf. Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka, who all contributed to Team USA’s win in 2019 are absent. The International squad is without Cam Smith and Joaquin Niemann. Visit for a complete, updated list of betting odds when you’re ready to place a wager.

The 2022 Presidents Cup runs from September 22-25 at Quail Hollow Golf Club in Charlotte, NC. The tournament will be televised on both Golf Channel and NBC.

Odds to win 2022 Presidents Cup

US Team -1100

International Team +623

Tie +1600

Odds Analysis

It’s easy to see why the Americans are such a heavy favorite with the firepower on the roster. They had a talent advantage in 2019 needing a Sunday comeback in the singles competition to win 16-14. There isn’t much value backing the Americans at their outrageous price so looking into alternate markets is a way to get more bang for your buck. The US Team won the last eight Presidents Cup titles and is 11-1-1 since the first playing in 1994. The Americans are have never lost in seven tournaments on home soil.

US Team

Kevin Kisner is the highest OWGR ranked player at No. 25 putting him behind only three International players. Their average OWGR ranking of 11.6 is the lowest ever in Presidents Cup history. That shows you a bit of the disparity between the teams. There’s always something to be said about the match play format and competing in a team environment. Six Americans make their Presidents Cup debut, though they are far from first-timers. Scheffler began his four-win last season with an impressive win over Jon Rahm in the singles competition leading to a Ryder Cup victory.

Veterans Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas have been through wars as the only US players to compete in multiple Presidents Cups prior to this week. JT led the Americans in 2019 claiming 3.5 points in the comeback win. Competing for the fourth time, Spieth has an 8-5-1 record in the tournament. All told nine players won 19 times on the PGA Tour last season with six of them winning multiple titles. Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay won the team title at the Zurich Classic in April.

International Team

Their past history in the event might have been a reason why captain Trevor Immelman is going with a roster full of first-timers. A record eight rookies will debut but they’ve all had varying degrees of success at the professional level. To offset the number of debutants, veteran Adam Scott is present for his 10th Presidents Cup. Scott and Matsuyama are the only players with multiple appearances coming in and both are former Masters champions.

Banning LIV golfers likely impacts the Internationals more with Cameron Smith and Joaquin Niemann ineligible. Five players currently rank outside the OWGR top-50. The ranking of No. 109 for Taylor Pendrith is a bit misleading since he missed time on Tour due to injury and close the season on run of nice form proving the numbers don’t always portray a true understanding.

Presidents Cup Format

Each team consists of 12 golfers with a captain, who is responsible for choosing the pairs for the doubles events. The first day of competition has five four-ball matches followed by five foursome matches on Day 2. The third day has four matches of each with 12 singles matches making up the final day. A total of 30 points are available with the first team to 15.5 being declared the winner. At 7,571 yards and par 71, Quail Hollow debuts as host of the Presidents Cup. It’s a familiar layout to most as host of the Wells Fargo Championship. Americans Max Homa and Justin Thomas won events on the layout in the past.

2022 Presidents Cup Prediction

The Americans have plenty of firepower making them massive favorites on the moneyline. While it’s almost not worth a straight bet, I guess it beat the alternative. I don’t see the US squad losing with a better bet on the score.

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