From this September 22, the Presidents Cup, its 14th edition, will be played, and the United States arrives with the advantage as it has won 11 ti
From this September 22, the Presidents Cup, its 14th edition, will be played, and the United States arrives with the advantage as it has won 11 times, eight in a row.
The International Team will have the difficult task of ending that dominance. Sebastián Muñoz will play it and Camilo Villegas will be vice-captain.
Precisely, this will be the first time that two Colombians represent the world in this important biannual golf event.
In addition, it is the second that has our flag; in 2009 Villegas himself was a player in San Francisco without being able to win a single match.
On that occasion, at the Harding Park Golf Club, Camilo teamed up with Ángel Cabrera, Robert Allenby and Retief Goosen in ‘four-ball’ and ‘foursomes’, while in ‘singles’ he faced Hunter Mahan with whom he lost 2&1.
A new opportunity arises for the man from Antioquia, as well as for Muñoz who will debut after being chosen by captain Trevor Immelman just a few weeks ago after a very good 2021/22 season.
Although he failed to win, he was in contention in several events posting two third-place finishes.
(Mayer Candelo stops being coach of Deportivo Cali)
Along with ‘Sebas’, players Hideki Matsuyama, Tom Kim, Sungjae Im, Corey Conners, Mito Pereira, Adam Scott, Taylor Pendrith, Si Woo Kim, Cam Davis, Christiaan Bezuidenhout and KH Lee will be on the International Team.
Immelman’s ‘staff’ will include Villegas, KJ Choi, Geoff Ogilvy and Mike Weir as assistants.
For its part, the United States will have Patrick Cantlay, Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele, Cameron Young, Collin Morikawa, Jordan Spieth, Sam Burns, Scottie Scheffler, Tony FInau, Billy Horschel, Kevin Kisner and Max Homa.
Captain Davis Love III will work alongside Fred Couples, Zach Johnson, Steve Stricker and Webb Simpson.
Quail Hollow Club (Charlotte, United States) will be the stage this week, a 7,160-yard par-70 course that opened its doors in 1961 and since 1969 has hosted different PGA Tour events.
In recent times, it hosted the PGA Championship (2017) and the Wells Fargo Championship for 19 consecutive editions.