CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The 2022 Presidents Cup began with an all-star matchup that had fans buzzing but got out of hand in a hurry.
Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele rolled in their opener, 6 and 5, against International veterans Adam Scott and Hideki Matsuyama, putting the first point on the board for the Americans to set the tone and foreshadow what was to come: a leaderboard full of red.
The Americans were in charge for most of the day before a brief International resurgence on the back nine that saw the American advantage fall to, at most, 1 up through 12 holes in each of the final four matches. The Red, White and Blue held on in all but one of the final matches and will take a commanding 4-1 lead into Friday afternoon’s four-ball session.
Here’s a breakdown from each match on Day 1 of the 2022 Presidents Cup.