The 2015 Presidents Cup tees off Thursday, and the United States will once again face off against the International team, as some of the world's best take to the fairways in Incheon City, South Korea.
Players, including Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott, will begin the proceedings Thursday with the opening round of foursomes.
Here's what the U.S. will be wearing, courtesy of Morning Drive:
Likewise, here's what the International team will be donning:
Read on for the latest odds on the competition and a closer look at how the top pairings might fare, but first, here are the tee times Thursday:
|2015 Presidents Cup Schedule: Thursday Foursomes|
|USA Pairing||Time (Local/BST/ET)||International Pairing|
|Bubba Watson/J.B. Holmes||11:05 a.m./3:05 a.m./10:05 p.m.||Adam Scott/Hideki Matsuyama|
|Matt Kuchar/Patrick Reed||11:18 a.m./3:18 a.m./10:18 p.m.||Louis Oosthuizen/Branden Grace|
|Rickie Fowler/Jimmy Walker||11:31 a.m./3:44 a.m./10:57 p.m.||Anirban Lahiri/Thongchai Jaidee|
|Phil Mickelson/Zach Johnson||11:44 a.m./3:44 a.m./10:57 p.m.||Jason Day/Steven Bowditch|
|Jordan Spieth/Dustin Johnson||11:57 a.m./3:57 a.m./10:57 p.m.||Danny Lee/Marc Leishman|
According to Odds Shark, the Americans are favoured to win the cup outright at 10-21, while the Internationals are considered the outsiders at 21-10. A draw is deemed fairly unlikely at 14-1.
The pairing that immediately catches the eye is PGA Tour Player of the Year Spieth lining up with Dustin Johnson.
Spieth is enjoying a phenomenal year of golf, having won the Masters and the U.S. Open as well as finishing fourth and as the runner-up at The Open Championship and the PGA Championship, respectively.
Johnson is also in outstanding form, finishing as the runner-up in the U.S. Open to Spieth and in the top seven at the PGA as well as winning the WGC-Cadillac Championship back in March.
ESPN.com's Jason Sobel believes the pair would benefit from a colourful moniker:
According to Steve DiMeglio of USA Today, Spieth said the following of the partnership:
We both felt like we'd be a good alternate-shot team. We felt like it sets up really nicely on this golf course specifically for odds and evens. We wanted to try it.
Why DJ? Because he's DJ. He's really good. He can bust it down the par-5s and then I can kind of control some shots into those greens.
The pair will be taking on locally born Danny Lee and Marc Leishman.
The latter's runner-up finish at The Open Championship will put him in good stead, and sports broadcaster Andy Maher believes an upset could be in the cards:
Nevertheless, Spieth and Johnson are a powerhouse pairing. Expect them to win their match comfortably Thursday.
For the International side, arguably the most imposing pair are South Africans Louis Oosthuizen and Branden Grace. Oosthuizen is returning from an injury suffered at the Tour Championship in September, though, so his ability to compete effectively will depend on how well he has recovered.
If he's operating at full capacity, they could well secure some vital points for the underdogs against Matt Kuchar and Patrick Reed.
The USA's glittering and more experienced lineup on the whole should secure them a fairly comfortable victory overall, but the likes of Oosthuizen, Scott and Jason Day can give the Internationals hope if they can make some in-roads Thursday.