Hah! Like a spoiler alert is even needed....
To make this competition more competitive, I've got several ideas that might make things a bit more interesting.
Idea #1: Change the US team qualification criteria to only include those American players who finished 100th or worse in the FedEx Cup points list. "Well, honey - I've got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that I qualified for the Presidents Cup team in 2019! The bad news is that we now have to trade in the new Maserati for a Camry."
Idea #2: Maintain the current US team qualification criteria as-is, but force the American players to use toddler-length equipment for the duration of the competition. (And yes - I'll say it before anyone else does... even if Dustin Johnson swung a toddler driver from his knees - he'd still outdrive me by miles...)
Idea #3: Maintain current equipment standards for the US squad, but require them to hit every other shot holding the wrong end of the club.
Idea #4: Require the American players' wives/girlfriends to remove an article of clothing every time their player misses a fairway, green, or makes a bogey. If Phil makes the 2019 team, there's a good chance that Amy Mickelson will be completely naked by the second hole on the very first day!
Idea #5: Require the US team captain to devise nightly 3-hour anti team-building sessions the week leading up to the event. I actually like this idea. Imagine the variety of topics that might come up:
Spieth: "Those who've not won more than two majors, raise your hands. Or even one." (looking at Rickie)
Reed: "Those who've missed part of a tour season because of cocaine, or slept with another player's wife, raise your hands." (looking at DJ)
Mickelson: "Those who take 5 minutes to 2-putt from two feet, raise your hands." (everyone looks at Furyk)
DJ: "Those who've been kicked off of a college golf team for cheating, is a fat-fuck, and is estranged from his parents, raise your hands." (looking at Reed)
Rickie: "Those who've had one arm already in the Green Jacket on Sunday afternoon with a 5-shot lead, then shit the bed not once - but twice - on the par3 12th at Augusta National, raise your hands. (looking at Spieth)
Idea #6: Require the US team to putt out of every green-side bunker during the competition.
Idea #7: Require each player to use other teammates' equipment via a random draw 10 minutes prior to each match.
Talk about embarrassing... I mean, it's never been overly interesting, but my goodness this is like watching Golden State taking on the local JV team. Seriously... what's the point?