The two Presidents Cup captains have chosen their picks for the 2013 tournament which takes place at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio.
Internationals captain Nick Price has gone the patriotic route and chosen compatriot Brendon de Jonge and Australian Marc Leishman as his picks. One would guess this is based on current form as Brendon de Jonge in particular has had a solid showing on the US Tour. US captain Fred Couples has chosen 2012 US Open winner Webb Simpson as well as young sensation Jordan Spieth.
I don’t see Webb as a wise pick when you consider the experience that someone like Jim Furyk would possess. I can totally understand why Spieth is in there though. Young Spieth powered his way to victory in the John Deere Classic not so long ago, and has posted consistently good scores since then. It’ll be Leishman, de Jonge and Spieth’s first ever Presidents Cup. Simpson on the other hand, will be playing in his second tournament.
2013 Presidents Cup team lineup
Tiger Woods, Brandt Snedeker, Phil Mickelson, Matt Kuchar, Keegan Bradley, Jason Dufner, Steve Stricker, Bill Haas, Hunter Mahan, Zach Johnson, Webb Simpson, Jordan Spieth.
Adam Scott (Australia), Charl Schwartzel (South Africa), Jason Day (Australia), Ernie Els (South Africa), Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa), Hideki Matsuyama (Japan), Branden Grace (South Africa), Graham DeLaet (Canada), Richard Sterne (South Africa), Angel Cabrera (Argentina), Marc Leishman (Australia) and Brendon de Jonge (Zimbabwe)