The Presidents Cup was not the final event of the year. Twenty-eight two-man teams will compete in the Omega Mission Hills World Cup at the Mission Hills Resort on Hainan Island. Matt Kuchar and Gary Woodland will represent the US but they will not be strongest players in the field.
According to the power rankings, Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy have the biggest chance of winning the tournament. The two Irish golfers already played together in 2009 when they finished as runners-up. Since then, both of them won a major.
The South African squad including Masters champion Charl Schwartzel and former British Open winner Louis Oosthuizen ranks second. The two friends previously played together in the Eisenhower Trophy in 2002, back when they were amateurs and were extremely happy that they got a chance to team up.
England is represented by Barclays Singapore Open champion Ian Poulter and BMW Championship winner Justin Rose. The two of them paired up in 2007 as well to take fourth place.
America’s Matt Kuchar and Gary Woodland are only fourth, though Kuchar earned fifteen top 10 finishes and nineteen top 25 finishes on PGA TOUR in 2011.