When you sign-up through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more >

The Presidents Cup: The 14th Biennial Match Between the US and International Teams

Written by: Matt Cooper
Updated October 14, 2022
12 min read
  • The 14th biennial match between the United States and International teams
  • The International team, which has only one win, is decimated by LIV Golf defections
  • Regular PGA Tour stop the Quail Hollow Club hosts

The Presidents Cup Top Points Scorer Odds

Odds from BetMGM. Sign up today to take advantage of a $1000 Risk-Free bet or check out more offers and promo codes for the best online sportsbooks.

Player Odds 
Scottie Scheffler +700
Patrick Cantlay +750
Xander Schauffele +800
Justin Thomas +1000
Sam Burns +1100
Collin Morikawa +1200
Max Homa +1200
Tony Finau +1200
Jordan Spieth +1400
Cameron Young +1600

The Presidents Cup Picks and Predictions

Cameron Young to top score in the event at +2000 with bet365

Sungjae Im to be Top International Scorer at +650 with BetMGM

🔥 Claimed by 124 people this week!



Get Up to $1,500 in Bonus Bets!

21+ | T&Cs apply. *Bonus Bets Expire in 7 Days. One New Customer Offer Only. Add’l terms.

Presidents Cup Sungjae Im

The Presidents Cup Profile

This week could be a very strange one.

Reports from North Carolina indicate that, ahead of the 14th edition of the Presidents Cup, an extraordinary amount of tickets and hospitality have been sold.

And yet there looks to be every chance that the match itself will be horribly one-sided.

As we’ll discover, the match has always favored the American hosts, but the International team has lost a raft of it’s finest players to LIV Golf while the US team has been less affected.

If you need any idea of just how much the books and compilers believe this contest is a mismatch then just look at the odds.

BetMGM price Team USA at -700 with the Internationals +650 and the tie +1700.

But even more damning is the Top Points Scorer market displayed above – the first 10 names are all American!

Many loclas – especially the fans – will not care if the result is one-sided, but for the sake of the event, television viewing figures and just pure entertainment, it’s vital that the visitors at least stay in touch until Sunday.

🔥 Claimed by 124 people this week!



Get Up to $1,500 in Bonus Bets!

21+ | T&Cs apply. *Bonus Bets Expire in 7 Days. One New Customer Offer Only. Add’l terms.


US captain Davis Love III and International captain Trevor Immelman both have teams of 12 players.

They will play five foursomes (alternate shot) matches on Thursday and five fourball (betterball) matches on Friday.

Saturday has four foursomes in the morning then four fourballs in the afternoon.

On Sunday, all 12 players compete in the singles.

Each win is worth a point, tied matches a half point, the first team to 15.5 points wins and if the match closes 15 points a piece the result is shared.


This is a relatively new event, created in part to provide Team USA with preparation for the Ryder Cup (they were struggling badly in that event in the 1990s) and also to give international golfers the opportunity to enjoy team camaraderie.

The first match was in 1994 and Team USA has won 11 times with just one International victory (in 1998) and a tie in 2003.

That means the Americans have won eight matches in a row and last did so in 2019 when Tiger Woods was the player captain in a tight match hosted by Royal Melbourne in Australia.


The Quail Hollow Club is a par-71 set at 7,571 yards which immediately reveals that length from the tee might matter.

The course has been tweaked a little for this week so the ‘Green Mile’, a tough stretch that normally comes at the end of a round, will play as the 13th to 15th so that it is integral to the result (match play doesn’t automatically require 18 holes, of course).

Rory McIlroy is a three-time winner on the layout and Justin Thomas won the PGA Championship there in 2017. Long straight driving is rewarded and the greens are very fast.

The Result

Backing a home win is the stuff of big rollers.

The International team has never had so many rookies (eight) but there are also six new boys on the American team. Will that actually help the visitors?

If there is to be a huge shock it will require both complacency from the home team and something special from the Internationals.

Unless you have deep pockets or a very strong feel for a surprise then this looks like a market worth ignoring.

Young Can Fly

Whilst an International win would be great for the game and the event (though not much fun for the Americans) it is hard to foresee.

There is plenty of youthful talent in the team, but better line-ups than this have failed to better Uncle Sam’s best and the knowledge that big crowds will be in attendance is a further problem.

Throughout the history of team matches (Ryder Cup, Solheim Cup, Presidents Cup) big and noisy home crowds have proved difficult to overcome.

If the Internationals win the pleasure will be great, but the chances are that they won’t.

So in terms of top scorer on the American side I’m happy to extend into the top score for the entire event and get slightly more value in the each way market.

With Quail Hollow favouring excellent and long drivers that points towards 2022 breakout star Cameron Young and he’s a backable each way price.

I can see Love III giving his entire team a good opportunity to accumulate points, arguably even more so if the game is one-sided, so I think he’ll get a good crack.

Take him each way to top score at +2000 with bet365, top price and paying out four places.

Singing for Sung

Three years ago Sungjae Im shared the prize for top International scoring with 3.5 points and I see no reason why he should not thrive again.

There are four Koreans on the team and there looks a good chance that Im will pair up with Tom Kim, a fellow whose enthusiasm and sheer talent looks ripe for producing a fine partnership.

Im also has great durability which will matter, both in playing lots of games and also staying strong if the team is struggling.

Take him to top the International scoring at +650 with BetMGM.

How to Watch The Presidents Cup

Tournament The Presidents Cup
Location Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, North Carolina
Time Thursday, September 22 – Sunday, September 25
How to watch Thursday 1-6 p.m. ET (Golf Channel/Peacock). Friday 11:30-6 p.m. (Golf Channel/Peacock). Saturday 7-8 a.m. (Golf Channel/Peacock), 8 a.m.-6 p.m. (NBC/Peacock). Sunday 12 p.m.-6 p.m. (NBC/Peacock). And all four days on Sky Sports.
21+ | T&Cs apply. *Bonus Bets Expire in 7 Days. One New Customer Offer Only. Add’l terms.
Claim Now
Image for Matt Cooper


Matt Cooper

69 Articles

Matt Cooper has been a sports journalist since 2009 with his work appearing at ESPN, Sky Sports, NBC, Sporting Life and the Planet Sport Network among many others, in addition to guest appearances on the BBC and CNN. Although a specialist in golf, who has traveled the world to cover the sport, Matt has also covered rugby, cricket, football and the Olympics. Email: [email protected]

More info on Matt Cooper
We've been featured on:
espn logo
reuters logo
cbs-news logo
forbes logo
entrepreneur logo
entrepreneur logo
We only list licensed sportsbooks

© Rebel Penguin ApS 2024 (a subsidiary of Gaming Innovation Group Inc.)

We support responsible gambling. 21+ Only. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-Gambler.

WSN.com is run by iGaming Cloud Inc (a Gaming Innovation Group Subsidiary) and is registered with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) under affiliate vendor ID 89744, with the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) under certificate of registration number SWR-000148, approved by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board as a gaming service provider, under certificate registration number 117656-1, possesses a Vendor Minor sports betting license from the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission (account number 94414163), granted a vendor registration number VR007603-20-001 by the Michigan Gaming Control Board, an interim Sports Wagering Supplier license, under license number SWS 066, issued by the West Virginia Lottery Commission, a sports betting vendor registration, under registration number #100400, issued by the Director of Gaming Licensing and Investigations of the Virginia Lottery to operate in the State of Virginia, and a Vendor Registration issued by the Sports Wagering Committee of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation.

Advertising disclosure: WSN contains links to online retailers on its website. When people click on our affiliate links and make purchases, WSN earns a commission from our partners, including ESPN and various sportsbooks.