Presidents Cup win boosts US confidence

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CHARLOTTE:

Grinding out a ninth consecutive Presidents Cup victory on Sunday could possibly be a launching pad for United States golfers to achieve one thing they have not managed since 1993 — a Ryder Cup victory on overseas soil.

Many of those that defeated a non-European Internationals squad 17.5-12.5 at Quail Hollow determine to play for the Americans towards Europe subsequent 12 months in Rome.

Jordan Spieth, who went 5-Zero to steer the US Presidents Cup squad, stated his road-win confidence stays as excessive because it was after the Americans routed Europe 19-9 final 12 months at Whistling Straits — the largest Ryder Cup blowout since 1967.

“The same as it was the Sunday a year ago, if not more,” Spieth stated. “It’s a tall activity to ask, going over there. I’ve performed in a few away video games now, they usually’re very completely different.

“But I’d take this team over there against anybody in the world.”

Since a US golf activity drive was shaped after a 2014 Ryder Cup loss at Gleneagles, the Americans are 6-1 in Ryder and Presidents Cups. The lone defeat got here on the 2018 Ryder Cup in France.

“Going over there on the road and winning would be incredibly special next year and I really hope I’m a part of the team,” Spieth stated.

“I’m very confident in our ability to go over there and win. Nobody here has any scar tissue. Everybody on this (team) would very much embrace what that looks like next year.”

When it involves US squads going ahead, Max Homa is assured after a 4-Zero exhibiting this week after a PGA victory final week. At 31, he could possibly be round for some time.

“I like our chances,” Homa stated. “I’m one of many older guys on this crew, which is loopy. But there is a ton of nice Americans proper now, some not even right here.

“So I think America’s going to be in a pretty good place for a little while.”

Spieth stated every participant’s consideration to element making ready for matches and crew room camaraderie have constructed sturdy crew bonds amongst US gamers.

“What was so cool, which has been very consistent in the previous few Cups that I’ve been involved in, is everyone’s really good at what they do,” he stated. “Stay to your routine, do what you normally do to prepare for the biggest tournaments. Nobody took anything lightly.”

Zach Johnson, subsequent 12 months’s US Ryder Cup captain, was an assistant underneath US Presidents Cup captain Davis Love, desirous to be taught issues which may assist him subsequent 12 months.

Seven gamers from final 12 months’s Ryder Cup crew lifted the Presidents Cup on Sunday.

“They’re unbelievably prepared and unbelievably confident,” Love stated of his gamers. “I think that’s what we saw last year at the Ryder Cup.”

Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka have been ineligible, having jumped from the PGA Tour to the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Series.

But the Americans nonetheless had 10 of the world’s 16 top-ranked gamers for the Presidents Cup and that was with eighth-ranked Will Zalatoris sidelined resulting from a again harm.