Presidents Cup: Stats, records and fun facts for the American and International teams

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If you’re a fan of history, you may want to tune in to the Presidents Cup this week.

The biennial bout between the United States and Internationals tees off for the 14th time this week at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, where the Americans are looking to continue their dominance in the competition. Team USA holds an 11-1-1 record, with its lone loss coming in 1998 at Royal Melbourne.

While Trevor Immelman’s International side attempts to become the first to win on American soil, the team’s veteran leader Adam Scott has his own shot at setting another all-time record. Oh, and did you know that no player has never made a hole-in-one in the competition?

For more on the event’s history, take a scroll through these other interesting Presidents Cup stats and records.

All-time appearances and points

Phil Mickelson leads the U.S. with 12 appearances, followed by Tiger Woods with 9. Mickelson also leads the all-time American points list with 32.5 (26-16-13 record). He’s once again trailed by Woods, who has earned 27.5 points (27-15-1 record).

Scott is breaking is own record this year with his 10th appearance for the Internationals, and currently sits third on the all-time International points list with 19 behind Vijay Singh (20.5) and leader Ernie Els (21). Hideki Matsuyama currently sits in 10th on the all-time International list with 8 points, and will be heavily relied upon by his young teammates this week. A strong showing in Charlotte could see him pass the likes of Robert Allenby (9.5), Nick Price (10), Louis Oosthuizen (11) and Steve Elkington (11.5) and climb as high as sixth.

All-time team wins

Team

Singles

Foursomes

Fourballs

Overall

United States

72

73

59

204

International

61

39

62

162

Halves

23

21

12

56

 

Largest margin of victory

7 and 6

The largest American margin of defeat is 7 and 5, but their International counterparts did one better on two different occasions to set the record at 7 and 6.

First up was David Frost, who defeated Kenny Perry in Sunday Singles back in 1996. More recently, Woods and Steve Stricker got an early shower after Adam Scott and K. J. Choi rolled in Thursday Foursomes in 2011.

1996 Presidents Cup

1996 Presidents Cup

International Team member David Frost pumps his fist after sinking a birdie putt on the 15th during the 1996 Presidents Cup.

Most frequent pairing

Fred Couples and Davis Love III

Davis Love III is the captain for this year’s squad, and he’s aided by Couples as an assistant, along with Zach Johnson, Steve Stricker and Webb Simpson.

Over eight pairings, Couples and Love earned 5.5 points with an overall record of 5–2–1. The pair went undefeated in Foursomes (1–0–0) and dominated Fourball (4–2–1).

2022 Presidents Cup

2022 Presidents Cup

Team USA captain Davis Love III (left) and Team USA assistant captain Steve Stricker (right) talk on the 14th green during a practice day for the Presidents Cup golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club. (Photo: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports)

Oldest, youngest competitors

Youngest

Player

Age

Year

Ryo Ishikawa

18 years, 21 days

2009

Ryo Ishikawa

20 years, 61 days

2011

Jordan Spieth

20 years, 68 days

2013

Oldest

Player

Age

Year

Jay Haas

49 years, 353 days

2003

Masashi “Jumbo” Ozaki

49 years, 233 days

1996

Hale Irwin

49 years, 105 days

1994

Fred Funk

49 years, 100 days

2005

Kenny Perry

49 years, 59 days

2009

 

Past winners

1994 – United States (20-12)

1996 – United States (16.5-15.5)

1998 – Internationals (20.5-11.5)

2000 – United States (21.5-10.5)

2003 – Tie (17-17)

2005 – United States (18.5-15.5)

2007 – United States (19.5-14.5)

2009 – United States (19.5-14.5)

2011 – United States (19-15)

2013 – United States (18.5-15.5)

2015 – United States (15.5-14.5)

2017 – United States (19-11)

2019 – United States (16-14)

Charitable contributions

Since the first event in 1994 the Presidents Cup has donated more than $54.4 million, reaching 460 charities in 18 countries. As part of the Presidents Cup, each player, captain and assistant captain receives $150,000 to donate to the charitable cause of their choice.

1994 – $750,000
1996 – $800,000
1998 – $2.9 million
2000 – $2.8 million
2003 – $2.8 million
2005 – $3.5 million
2007 – $4.2 million
2009 – $4.2 million
2011 – $4.5 million
2013 – $4.65 million
2015 – $6.1 million
2017 – $10.7 million
2019 – $5.4 million

Story originally appeared on GolfWeek


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