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2013 Presidents Cup Discussion Thread

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With the picks of Jordan Spieth and Webb Simpson by Fred Couples and Marc Leishman and Brendon de Jonge by Nick Price, the Presidents Cup Teams are final. They are: 1.Tiger Woods 2. Brandt Snedeker 3. Phil Mickelson 4. Matt Kuchar 5. Jason Dufner* 6. Keegan Bradley* 7. Steve Stricker 8. Bill Haas 9. Hunter Mahan 10. Zach Johnson 11. Webb Simpson 22. Jordan Spieth* 1. Adam Scott 2. Jason Day 3. Charl Schwartzel 4. Ernie Els 5. Louis Oosthuizen* 6. Hideki Matsuyama* 7. Branden Grace* 8. Graham DeLaet* 9. Richard Sterne* 10. Angel Cabrera 12. Marc Leishman* 14. Brendon de Jonge* * Indicates rookies. http://www.presidentscup.com/news/2013/09/04/couples--price-make-captain-s-picks.html
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Spieth deserved the captains pick so it's good to see him on the team. The US team looks pretty strong compared to the Internationals, but I hope we get to see some good matches between both teams. The international team hasn't really fared well.

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Price showing some love to a fellow Zimbabwean. I'm glad Spieth got the nod - he has top 10 GOAT potential written all over him.
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The international team hasn't really fared well.

Sadly true. :pound:

The most notable thing about the internationals is the relative absence of Asian players. When you compare to the women (where a rest-of-the-world team would smoke both the US and Europe), the Asian men just haven't shown up recently.

Must have been hard for Nick Price to leave Tim Clark out. They are good mates and Tim has been a good soldier in the Presidents Cup. But it was probably the right thing to do.

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Saw this today, first of all, great call on Speith, guy has really been spot on. Team International: No Poulter, Westwood, Gramm, Rory, Garcia? That's surprising....
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Saw this today, first of all, great call on Speith, guy has really been spot on. Team International: No Poulter, Westwood, Gramm, Rory, Garcia? That's surprising....

International is everyone except Europe and the U.S. Europe is Ryder Cup.

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Agree, Spieth was a great pick.  No Jim Furyk, his team competition streak ends at 15, dating back to '97 Ryder Cup

Also came across this, equipment breakdown.  TaylorMade needs to spend more money, $100 million budget isn't cutting it :-P

Titleist (10)

Jason Dufner
Steve Stricker
Bill Haas
Zach Johnson
Webb Simpson
Jordan Spieth
Adam Scott
Graham DeLaet
Marc Leishman
Brendon de Jonge

Callaway (3)
Phil Mickelson
Ernie Els
Branden Grace

PING (3)
Hunter Mahan
Louis Oosthuizen
Angel Cabrera

Bridgestone (2)
Brandt Snedeker
Matt Kuchar

Cleveland/Srixon (2)
Keegan Bradley
Hideki Matsuyama

Nike (2)
Tiger Woods
Charl Schwartzel

TaylorMade (2)
Jason Day
Richard Sterne

Quote:

Originally Posted by jamo

International is everyone except Europe and the U.S.

Europe is Ryder Cup.

I hope he was being sarcastic

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Any word on whether Louis Oosthuizen will be ready to go- doesn't look like he has played in competition since withdrawing from The Open?

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I hope Couples does some different groupings. I am sick of Tiger always being with a veteran. Give him someone younger and get him energized to want to be there and playing. I think Bradley really helped Phil game in the Ryder Cup. Plus I would like to see Dufner and Bradley together, they seem to be close freinds and wonder if Bradley could get some emotion out of Dufner.
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US team is much more loaded, based on OWGR

US team, OWGR:
1, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

Int'l team OWGR:
2, 18, 19, 20, 21, 29, 32, 35, 38, 50, 59, 70

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Plus I would like to see Dufner and Bradley together, they seem to be close freinds and wonder if Bradley could get some emotion out of Dufner.

That would be awesome but I know Keegan loves to be partnered with Phil.

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Agree with the kudos on the Spieth pick. Question on Furyk's streak: has he historically performed well in team competitions? I only recently began following team competitions and my primary memories of Furyk are his chokes in the partner matches (with Tiger) and the recent singles match (at Medinah). Does anyone have info on his overall match record?
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Does anyone have info on his overall match record?

Did you Google "Furyk Ryder Cup record"? :whistle:

9-17-4

I should have asked someone else to do that for me. It almost killed me to do it.

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And Presidents Cup

10-6-2

Wipes brow...........

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Did you Google "Furyk Ryder Cup record"?

9-17-4

I should have asked someone else to do that for me. It almost killed me to do it.

Lol, point taken. Although the data seems to confirm my hunch, that Furyk has been a substandard Ryder Cup performer.

That said, he appears to have been light's out at the President's Cup (20 wins/10 losses/not sure how may pushes). Not sure what to attribute the discrepancy to.

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