On the face of it, the upcoming Presidents Cup looks to be another one-sided affair in which the veteran-laden USA team waltzes past an International squad packed with rookies.
The USA has a 7-1-1 record in the biennial match-play event that alternates with the more competitive Ryder Cup.
But, as with any sporting contest, there will be many surprises at Muirfield Village where the two teams will meet.
What the Presidents Cup lacks in the intensity and overt drama that characterizes the Ryder Cup, it could make up in outright, top-notch golf. The International team’s seven rookies will definitely have to play above their heads in order for their team to beat a USA squad with six top-10 players, but stranger things have happened on a golf course.
And that is why they play the game.
Here are some bold predictions for the Presidents Cup which is looking to emerge from the shadow of the Ryder Cup.