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How Presidents Cup teams are named for 2022 competition

Here’s how both the USA and Europe select their 12 golfers, and then how they’re paired against each other.

Brooks Koepka and his caddie line up a shot on the seventh hole during the third round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 04, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images

The 2022 Presidents Cup will tee off on Thursday, Sept. 22 as 12 golfers from the United States take on an international team made up of 12 golfers from around the world. The four-day tournament, which includes four-ball, foursomes, and single match play, will take place at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina.

This tournament is unique in how teams are chosen — six members of each team qualify based on a rankings system, and six are chosen by the team captain. This year’s captains are Davis Love III for the American team and South Africa’s Trevor Immelman for the International team.

For match play, the captains participate in a snake draft to determine which American team members will face off in the different formats against the International team members.


The American team uses FedExCup points from 2019 (when the last Presidents Cup took place) to the 2022 BMW Championship to determine the automatic qualifiers. Points from 2021-2022 are worth more than those from 2020-21, which are worth more than those from 2019.

USA Presidents Cup Automatic Qualifiers

  1. Scottie Scheffler
  2. Patrick Cantlay
  3. Sam Burns
  4. Xander Schauffele
  5. Justin Thomas
  6. Tony Finau

USA Presidents Cup Captain’s Picks

Max Homa
Billy Horschel
Kevin Kisner
Cameron Young
Collin Morikawa
Jordan Spieth


The International team uses a format similar to the Official World Golf Ranking, but with its own calculation system, using points from the 2021 Open Championship to the 2022 BMW Championship to determine its automatic qualifiers. Recent points were given more weight.

International Presidents Cup Automatic Qualifiers

  1. Hideki Matsuyama
  2. Sungjae Im
  3. Tom Kim
  4. Corey Conners
  5. Adam Scott
  6. Mito Pereira

Europe Presidents Cup Captain’s Picks

Si Woo Kim
KH Lee
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
Cam Davis
Sebastian Munoz
Taylor Pendrith

Note: Several golfers who have since announced their commitment to LIV Golf had the qualifying points necessary to compete, but have been banned from participating in the Presidents Cup.