Golfers have started trooping in for the Presidents Cup set for the Liberty National this week.
The venue was largely quiet on Monday but some players arrived. Most players are believed to be observing some rest after the Tour Championship last week.
In the International team Branden Grace and Hideki Matsuyama were seen preparing later in the day after the American team had practiced. Patrick Reed and Phil Mickelson were among the early arrivals as Charley Hoffman and Kevin Chappell joined to practice. Mickelson is the only American that did not feature in the Tour Championship though. The Americans had gathered on Sunday at the hotel to celebrate Justin Thomas’ FedEx Cup win.
For now the captains, assistants and caddies are doing more of the work scouting the rerouted layout. The American team had captain Steve Stricker, assistant Davis Love III and their caddies moving around the layout, same as the International captain Nick Price and assistant Mike Weir.
The American team is expected to impress at this year’s event, coming off their big win at last year’s Ryder Cup. The FedEx Cup winner Justin Thomas and Open champ Jordan Spiethwould lead the American side against the rest of the world, excluding Europe.