Players have just one more week to earn themselves a spot in the Presidents Cup to be held in South Korea next month.
The team’s for the 2015 Presidents Cup will be officially announced nest week meaning players have one more week to earn their spot on the team to play in South Korea, October 8 – 11.
The top-10 players from the USA and International Presidents Cup standings will each earn an automatic berth on the team, with captain’s Jay Haas and Nick Price adding two captain’s picks next Tuesday.
Nick Price (captain)
Jay Haas (captain)
Not surprisingly Jason Day leads the standings and is ranked the number one player for the International Team with a head-to-head match-up with Jordan Spieth hotly anticipated.
The battle for automatic selection will most likely be played out between New Zealand’s Danny Lee and Steven Bowditch who sit 10th and 11th on the International Team’s standings. Both are playing in this week’s Deutsche Bank Championship but you would expect that captain nick Price would choose whoever misses out on automatic selection as one of his two captain’s picks.
Price’s other captain’s pick may be a little harder to predict with Australian John Senden and Matt Jones, and South Africa’s George Coetzee all in good form. South Korea’s Byeon Byeong-Hun An is possibly the favourite to get the last place on the International Team though based on his great win at the BMW PGA Championship in September and to give the home crowd a local to cheer on.
The American team looks a powerful one as usual with the battle for their automatic spots being fought out between Chris Kirk, Bill Haas and JB Holmes. We’re guessing USA Team captain Jay Haas is hoping his Bill Haas makes the team with an automatic berth rather than face the somewhat embarrassing (but smart) decision to select his own son.