The Presidents Cup is getting underway on Thursday but the build-up has been centered around a discussion that has followed the sport for months – LIV Golf.
As the Presidents Cup is a PGA Tour event, the players involved in the Saudi-backed LIV cannot compete in North Carolina. This sees both teams without some of the sport’s biggest stars and the International captain Trevor Immelman has spoken about the impact.
“LIV has been challenging, there’s no doubt about it,” Immelman told Golf.com. “But there’s not too much I can do about it.
“These players need to make up their minds and decide what’s best for them and their future. You have players who left, and I absolutely respect that.
“But on the other side, you also have players who decided to stay. From my side, as captain of the Internationals, the 12 that pitch up in Charlotte are the 12 that wanted to be there, and those are the 12 that I want to be there.”
But who is in each team and how can fans watch? Here’s all you need to know.
When is it?
The tournament will run from 22-25 September at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina.
How can I watch?
The entire tournament will be shown on Sky Sports Golf or it can be streamed on their app Sky Go.
If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.
For team USA Will Zalatoris was set to feature but has a back injury and so cannot play. Stars like Bryson DeChambeau won’t play as they compete for LIV Golf.
The international team, meanwhile, do not have the injury problem but they do have big players who are ineligible due to LIV Golf – namely Cameron Smith.
USA: Patrick Cantlay, Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele, Sam Burns, Scottie Scheffler, Tony Finau, Jordan Spieth, Collin Morikawa, Max Homa, Billy Horschel, Kevin Kisner, Cameron Young, Davis Love III (captain).
International: Hideki Matsuyama, Sungjae Im, Tom Kim, Corey Conners, Mito Pereira, Adam Scott, Taylor Pendrith, Sebastian Munoz, Si Woo Kim, Cam Davis, Christian Bezuidenhout, KH Lee, Trevor Immelman (captain).
USA – 1/9
Draw – 18/1
International – 7/1
Who is playing each session?
Match 1, 6:05 p.m — Patrick Cantlay/Xander Schauffele (USA) vs. Adam Scott/Hideki Matsuyama (INT)
Match 2, 6:17 p.m — Jordan Spieth/Justin Thomas (USA) vs. Sungjae Im/Corey Conners (INT)
Match 3, 6:29 p.m — Cam Young/Collin Morikawa (USA) vs. Tom Kim/KH Lee (INT)
Match 4, 6:41 p.m — Scottie Scheffler/Sam Burns (USA) vs. Si Woo Kim/Cam Davis (INT)
Match 5, 6:53 p.m — Tony Finau/Max Homa (USA) vs. Taylor Pendrith/Mito Pereira (INT)
Sitting USA: Billy Horschel, Kevin Kisner
Sitting INT: Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Sebastian Munoz