Date: September 28 - October 1
Venue: Liberty National Golf Club, New Jersey
The 2017 Presidents Cup teams have been settled by captains Steve Stricker (USA) and Nick Price (Internationals) for the biennial event taking place from September 28 – October 1, and we’ve rounded up some of the terminology you have to know before then.
Team: The team is the entire 12 players and captain(s).
Match Play: Match Play is the game played by holes.
Side (not team): A side is a player, or two or more players who are partners (Foursomes or Four-ball)
Partner: A partner is a player associated with another player on the same side.
Opponent: In match play it is never a competitor, always an opponent or player.
Four-Ball (not Best Ball): A Four-ball match is when two play their better ball against the better ball of two other players.
Order of Play in Four-Ball: The balls belonging to the same side may be played in the order the side considers best.
Foursomes: A Foursomes match is when two play against two, and each side plays one ball. Players alternate hitting tee shots.
Singles (not individual): A singles match is when one plays against another.
Reckoning of Hole (status of match): Reckoning of holes is kept by the terms: so many “holes up,” or “all square” and so many “holes to play.”
Halved Hole: A hole is halved when each side holes out in the same number of strokes.
All Square: A match is all square when each side has won the same number of holes as the other side, or when each hole has been halved.
Concession of next stroke, hole or match (Rule 2-4): When the opponent’s ball is at rest or is deemed to be at rest under Rule 16-2, the player may concede the opponent to have holed out with his next stroke and the ball may be removed by either side with a club or otherwise. A player may concede a hole or a match at any time prior to the conclusion of the hole or the match. Concession of a stroke, hole or match may not be declined or withdrawn.
Claims (Rule 2-5): Any claim or dispute which arises between sides shall be made to the referee before any player in the match plays from the next teeing ground or, in the case of the last hole of the match, before all players in the match leave the putting green.
||Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa)
||Charl Schwartzel (South Africa)
||Branden Grace (South Africa)
Si-Woo (South Korea)
||Emiliano Grillo (Argentina)
||Anirban Lahiri (India)
|Captain: Steve Stricker
||Captain: Nick Price
|Captain's Assistants: Fred Couples, Davis Love III, Tiger Woods, Jim Furyk
||Captain's Assistants: Ernie Els, Tony Johnstone, Geoff Ogilvy, Mike Weir