Adam Hadwin of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan will be participating for the international team at the 2019 Presidents Cup from December 12-15 in Melbourne, Australia. Hadwin was one of the four captain’s picks selected on the international side.
This is Hadwin’s second Presidents Cup appearance. He had a record of zero wins, two losses and one draw at the 2017 Presidents Cup in New Jersey. During the Presidents Cup two years ago, Hadwin teamed up with Hideki Matsuyama of Japan and the duo got half a point for the international team against Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed of the United States in Friday fourball.
The other golfers that international team captain Ernie Els selected as captain’s picks were Jason Day of Australia, Im Sung-jae of South Korea and Joaquin Niemann of Chile. There were eight other players already on the team because they were among the top eight international players in official world golf ranking points. They were Marc Leishman, Cameron Smith and Adam Scott of Australia, Hideki Matsuyama of Japan, Abraham Ancer of Mexico, Li Haotong of China and Cheng-tsung Pan of Taiwan.
The top eight Americans in the official world golf rankings are Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schauffele, Webb Simpson, Matt Kuchar and Bryson DeChambeau. Tiger Woods will be in charge of selecting the other four golfers.
The Presidents Cup is an international golf competition between the United States and the best golfers in the world outside Europe. Like the Ryder Cup, it takes place every two years. The international team has won only once and that was back in 1998 in Melbourne.