2013 Presidents Cup: Leishman named in International Team

The 2013 Presidents Cup teams have been officially announced with Nick Price and Fred Couples announcing their captain’s picks earlier this morning.

Nick Price announced Marc Leishman would be a part of the International Team for the 2013 Presidents Cup this morning but he surprised everyone when he named Zimbabwe’s Brendon de Jonge as his second pick to complete the 12-man team to compete at Muirfield Village from October 3 – 6, 2013.

Fred Couples selections weren’t as surprising opting for world number 26 and 20-year-old Jordan Spieth who became the youngest PGA Tour winner since 1931 earlier this year.

The first ten players for each team were automatically earlier this week based on world rankings for the International Team and Presidents Cup points for the US Team. The US Team looks power packed once again with five major winners among the 12. The International Team have four major winners of their own but it is also filled with golfers who will play their first Presidents Cup such as Japan’s Hideki Matsumyama and Canada’s Graham DeLaet.

2013 Presidents Cup International Team

Adam Scott (Australia)
Jason Day (Australia)
Charl Schwartzel (South Africa)
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)
Brendon De Jonge (Zimbabwe)
Marc Leishman (Australia)

2013 Presidents Cup US Team

Tiger Woods
Brandt Snedeker
Phil Mickelson
Matt Kuchar
Keegan Bradley
Jason Dufner
Bill Haas
Hunter Mahan
Steve Stricker
Zach Johnson
Webb Simpson
Jordan Spieth

3 thoughts on “2013 Presidents Cup: Leishman named in International Team

  • September 5, 2013 at 12:55
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    As much as I hate to think or say it, I think we’ll be eaten alive by the Americans at Muirfield. Not confident about our chances at all.

    I’m rapt for big ‘Leish’, absolute quality player and comes across as a diamond fella. Best of luck to the Internationals, led by our man A.Scott.

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    • September 5, 2013 at 13:31
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      I think I agree Nathan. Our top 4 or 5 players look good but we aren’t anywhere near as strong down the bottom of the batting order.

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  • September 6, 2013 at 11:22
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    Absolutely AG, and for the fact that it’s at Muirfield Village, a course set up so striking similar to the consistency of the PGA Tour.

    I know the top end of our team also play the PGA Tour (Scott/Day/Els, etc) and perform consistently well, but as you said, it’s then quite a big gulf to the bottom end of our team (said with all due respect).

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