After a three-year hiatus, the Presidents Cup is back in action.
Normally held biennially on odd-numbered years, the Presidents Cup schedule was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic after the Americans won the 2019 matches in thrilling fashion, 16-14, at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia. The return of the matches between the United States and the Internationals has been largely impacted by LIV Golf after numerous players with a case for qualification joined the upstart circuit led by Greg Norman and backed by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia.
With the four-day event set to begin at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, here’s everything you need to know for the 2022 Presidents Cup.
When and where
dates: Sept 22-25
Host course: Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, North Carolina
Architect : George Cobb (1961)
Pars/Yardage: 71 | 7,576 yards
Quail Hollow Club has been a regular stop on the PGA Tour and PGA Tour Champions dating back to 1969 and has hosted what is now the Wells Fargo Championship since 2003, although the 2022 event was moved to TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm in Potomac, Maryland, in preparation of the Presidents Cup.
Quail Hollow also hosted the 2017 PGA Championship, won by Justin Thomas, and will host the 2025 PGA Championship, as well.
Built by George Cobb and opened in 1961, the course has seen several renovations over the decades, including by Arnold Palmer and, most recently, Tom Fazio. It ranks as the No. 4 private courses in North Carolina on Golfweek’s Best Private Courses.
How to watch
All times Eastern. TV times and networks subject to change.
Thursday, Sept 22: 1 to 6 pm, Golf Channel/Peacock
Friday, Sept 23: 11:30 am to 6 pm, Golf Channel/Peacock
Saturday, Sept 24: 7 to 8 am, Golf Channel/Peacock; 8am-6pm, NBC/Peacock
Sunday, Aug 14: 12-6pm, NBC/Peacock
Fans will be treated to 30 matches spread out over four days as a team of 12 American players will take on a team of 12 International players (minus Europe, who competes against the US in the Ryder Cup). Thursday will feature five four-ball matches, with five foursome matches to follow on Friday. Saturday will feature four morning fourball matches with four foursome matches in the afternoon. All 12 players will then compete in a singles match Sunday.
Each match is worth one point, with ties being worth half a point. Players are required to play at least one match, not including Sunday singles. Inspired by the 2003 Presidents Cup, the first and only tie in the competition’s history, if the event is tied after Sunday singles, the teams will share the Presidents Cup.
Meet the American, International Teams
LIV Golf has made an impact on this year’s matches. Looking at the rosters from 2019, three American players (four if you count Brooks Koepka, who withdrew with a knee injury) and five International players have moved to the new circuit, opening up spaces for some fresh faces.
American team: Automatic qualifiers | Captain’s picks
international team: Automatic qualifiers | Captain’s picks
This year marks the 14thth playing of the Presidents Cup. Last time out the Americans were victorious in Australia at Royal Melbourne, defeating the Internationals, 16-14. The United States have dominated during the history of the matches, going 11-1-1, with its lone loss coming in 1998 at Royal Melbourne, the third playing of the event. The lone tie in the history of the competition occurred two matches later in 2003.
Future Presidents Cup sites include Quail Hollow, Royal Montreal, Medinah and more
Story originally appeared on GolfWeek