Marc Leishman tops Internationals’ list

Eight players have secured their place in the International Presidents Cup team, three of them Australian with the final four captain’s picks to be made in early November, providing the opportunity to select the most in form players to complete the team.

Marc Leishman , Adam Scott and Cameron Smith have finished inside the lead eight qualifiers determined by the top eight (8) international players from the Presidents Cup International Team Points List which shall be Official World Golf Ranking points accumulated in the time period from August 27, 2018 (Dell Technologies Championship) through August 18, 2019 (BMW Championship).

Leishman, Scott and Smith, will be joined by Hideki Matsuyama, Louis Oosthuizen, Abraham Ancer, Li Haotong and C.T Pan are the confirmed eight to take on an American side that look considerably more credentialed on paper at least.

Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schauffele, Webb Simpson, Matt Kuchar and Bryson DeChambeau make up the confirmed eight for the American side and the comparison between the relative strengths of the sides makes for interesting reading.

Seven of the eight Americans are in the top twenty of the current world ranking compared to just one, Adam Scott, in the International side.

The Presidents Cup takes place from December 12th – 15th December at Royal Melbourne.