At the Presidents Cup, international golfers strive to "shock the world."
An American team including 11 of the top 18 players in the world came at the Presidents Cup on Monday
as overwhelming favorites to defeat an undermanned Internationals team for the ninth time in a row.
The 12-man US team enters Quail Hollow led by top-ranked Masters champion Scottie Scheffler, No. 4 Patrick Cantlay, No. 5 Tokyo Olympic champion
Xander Schauffele, and multiple major winners Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, and Collin Morikawa.
US captain Davis Love said, "I'm enthusiastic about this 12 and eager to play. When Thursday begins, it will be a fantastic show.
The Americans, who include Scheffler among their six rookies, hold an 11-1-1 advantage in the all-time series after winning the
previous eight games against the international team. At Melbourne in 1998, they only suffered one defeat.
Australian international Adam Scott, a seasoned competitor, remarked, "That enjoyable feeling will continue with all the fresh blood in the team this time around."
"And if we can get the momentum going, we might just shock the world."