Depth and talent against naivety and ambition. The Presidents Cup gets underway this week as the powerhouses of the U.S.A and the International's take to the stage in what could be an incredible weekend of golf.
Throughout the course of Presidents Cup history, the U.S team has dominated proceedings with eight wins out of ten. The only time the International team won this event was back in 1998 with an emphatic 20.5-11.5 win.
Even though history tells us that there can only be one winner, this year's International team looks the strongest it has ever been. Jason Day takes a commanding role in the team as he looks to continue his impeccable form in his last few events on the PGA Tour for his team this week.
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With four wins in his last seven events, Day is a player on form and could be the perfect man to lead this inexperienced International team.
One team has the 2015 PGA Champion and the other has the current Masters and US Open champion. Jordan Spieth was recently named PGA player of the year, another award to add to his coveted collection alongside his Green Jacket. The young American looks to lead a team of heavyweights which include British Open Champion Zach Johnson, Bubba Watson and Matt Kuchar.
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Spieth has had a year he will never forget. He has broken records and achieved goals that he could only dream of 12 months ago. His accomplishments are admired by all and will certainly be feared by the International team.
According to recent reports from the Presidents Cup website, Adam Scott has caught up with the times and replaced his long putter with a short putter with the same Scotty Cameron prototype that he used in his long putter.
He told the Presidents Cup website he doesn't notice a difference going from the long putter to the short putter. “I felt as comfortable as with the (long putter),"
Scott said. "The way I think about it, I putt with just the left hand anyway and that’s where it comfortably sat on this particular putter. It feels the same as I did in Doral, and the motion feels very similar to putting with the longer putter, as well, kind of mimicking it without it up in the chest.”
With just a few days left, the teams have little time to bond and familiarise themselves with their Captain's game plan. But one thing that is guaranteed is the quality of golf on show will be second to none.