The American players who spent all of the 2015 season trying to catch Jordan Spieth can sit back and enjoy him as a teammate next week.
Spieth is the headliner of the exceedingly young American squad that will take on the International Roster in the Presidents Cup, which will begin October 8 at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea in Incheon.
The US leads the Presidents Cup 8-1-1 including an 18-1/2 – 15-1/2 victory two years ago at Muirfield Village with Tiger Woods delivering the winning point.
The US has won three straight titles in the competition.
The US roster, with each player’s number of appearances at the President’s Club includes: Rickie Fowler (1st); J.B. Holmes (1st); Bill Haas (3rd); Dustin Johnson (2nd); Zach Johnson (4th); Chris Kirk (1st); Matt Kuchar (3rd); Phil Mickelson (11th); Patrick Reed (1st); Jordan Spieth (2nd); Bubba Watson (2nd); Jimmy Walker (1st); Captain: Jay Haas
The International Roster includes: Sangmoon Bae (1st); Steven Bowditch (3rd); Branden Grace (2nd); Thongchai Jaidee (1st); Anirban Lahiri (1st); Jason Day (3rd); Danny Lee (1st); Marc Leishman (2nd); Hideki Matsuyama (2nd); Louis Oosthuizen (2nd); Charl Schwartzel (3rd); Adam Scott (7th); Captain: Nick Price
If there is one overriding story line for the International team, other than the chance to potentially see Spieth and Day go head-to-head, it’s the the fact that these will be the final rounds of competitive golf for Bae, who will begin his two years of mandated military service in Korea afterwards.