2013 Presidents Cup

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2013 Presidents Cup
DatesOctober 3–6, 2013
VenueMuirfield Village Golf Club
LocationDublin, Ohio, U.S.
Captains
USA 18½ 15½ International
USA wins the Presidents Cup
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Muirfield Village is located in the United States
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Muirfield Village
Location in the United States
Muirfield Village is located in Ohio
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Muirfield Village
Location in Ohio

The 2013 Presidents Cup was held October 3–6 at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, a suburb north of Columbus. It was the tenth Presidents Cup competition and the sixth played in the United States.

The selection of Muirfield as the 2013 tournament site was taken as a tribute to golfing great Jack Nicklaus, who designed the course. Nicklaus has said that his involvement as tournament host for the 2013 Presidents Cup "probably will be my last involvement in anything significant in the game of golf".[1] Muirfield was the third U.S. course to host the tournament, and the first course in the world to host Presidents Cup, Ryder Cup, and Solheim Cup international team competitions.[2][3]

In May 2012, Fred Couples and Nick Price were named captains of the U.S. and International teams, respectively.[4][5]

The United States won for the fifth successive time with an 18½–15½ victory over the International team.[6][7][8][9]

Format[edit]

The first day consists of six matches of fourball. The second day consists of six matches of foursomes. The third day consists of five matches of fourball in the morning and five matches of foursomes in the afternoon. On the fourth and final day, twelve singles matches were played. 34 matches were played in all. All fourball and foursomes matches that are all-square after 18 holes will score ½ point for each team. All singles matches that are all-square after 18 holes will continue until a winner is determined.[10] The fourball matches being played first is a change from the previous seven Cups.[11]

Team qualification and selection[edit]

Both teams had 12 players.

United States team[edit]

The United States team featured the top 10 in earnings from September 19, 2011 through September 2, 2013 (the Deutsche Bank Championship), with 2013 earnings weighted double, and two captain's picks.[12] The captain's picks were announced on September 4, 2013.[13]

The final standings were:[14]

Position Player Points
1 Tiger Woods 22,627
2 Brandt Snedeker 15,040
3 Phil Mickelson 14,938
4 Matt Kuchar 14,928
5 Jason Dufner 10,832
6 Keegan Bradley 10,731
7 Steve Stricker 10,431
8 Bill Haas 10,354
9 Hunter Mahan 10,022
10 Zach Johnson 9,185
11 Webb Simpson 9,174
12 Dustin Johnson 8,788
13 Jim Furyk 8,686
14 Bubba Watson 8,170
15 Billy Horschel 6,988

International team[edit]

The International team featured the top 10 in the Official World Golf Ranking as of September 2, 2013 and two captain's picks.[15] The captain's picks were announced on September 4, 2013.[13]

The final standings were:[16]

Position Player Average
1 Adam Scott 9.48
2 Jason Day 4.64
3 Charl Schwartzel 4.45
4 Ernie Els 4.41
5 Louis Oosthuizen 4.18
6 Hideki Matsuyama 3.67
7 Branden Grace 3.01
8 Graham DeLaet 2.99
9 Richard Sterne 2.91
10 Ángel Cabrera 2.41
11 Thongchai Jaidee 2.26
12 Marc Leishman 2.18
13 Tim Clark 2.17
14 Brendon de Jonge 2.01
15 George Coetzee 1.90

Players[edit]

United States United States team
Player Age Points
rank
OWGR Previous
appearances
Matches W–L–H Winning
percentage
Fred Couples 54 Non-playing captain
Jay Haas 59 Non-playing assistant captain
Davis Love III 49 Non-playing assistant captain
Tiger Woods 37 1 1 7 35 20–14–1 58.57
Brandt Snedeker 32 2 9 0 Rookie
Phil Mickelson 43 3 3 9 42 18–14–10 54.76
Matt Kuchar 35 4 8 1 5 1–3–1 30.00
Jason Dufner 36 5 10 0 Rookie
Keegan Bradley 27 6 15 0 Rookie
Steve Stricker 46 7 7 4 19 11–8–0 57.89
Bill Haas 31 8 28 1 5 1–3–1 30.00
Hunter Mahan 31 9 26 3 14 8–5–1 60.71
Zach Johnson 37 10 11 2 9 4–5–0 44.44
Webb Simpson 28 11 24 1 5 3–2–0 60.00
Jordan Spieth 20 22 21 0 Rookie
International team
Player Country Age Points
rank
OWGR Previous
appearances
Matches W–L–H Winning
percentage
Nick Price  Zimbabwe 56 Non-playing captain
Shigeki Maruyama  Japan 44 Non-playing assistant captain
Mark McNulty  Zimbabwe 59 Non-playing assistant captain
Tony Johnstone  Zimbabwe 57 Non-playing assistant captain
Adam Scott  Australia 33 1 2 5 25 10–13–2 44.00
Jason Day  Australia 25 2 16 1 5 1–3–1 30.00
Charl Schwartzel  South Africa 29 3 19 1 5 3–1–1 70.00
Ernie Els  South Africa 43 4 23 7 35 17–16–2 51.43
Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa 30 5 29 0 Rookie
Hideki Matsuyama  Japan 21 6 30 0 Rookie
Branden Grace  South Africa 25 7 38 0 Rookie
Graham DeLaet  Canada 31 8 32 0 Rookie
Richard Sterne  South Africa 32 9 41 0 Rookie
Ángel Cabrera  Argentina 44 10 51 3 13 4–6–3 42.31
Marc Leishman  Australia 29 12 61 0 Rookie
Brendon de Jonge  Zimbabwe 33 14 63 0 Rookie
  • OWGR as of September 29, 2013, the last ranking before the Cup.
  • Age as of the start of the Cup on October 3, 2013.

Thursday's fourball matches[edit]

The American team took a one-point lead after the first day of play, winning the final three matches and halving another. Play was delayed for 90 minutes due to rain but all matches were completed.[17][18]

International Results United States
Day/DeLaet 1 up Mahan/Snedeker
Scott/Matsuyama halved Haas/Simpson
Oosthuizen/Schwartzel 2 & 1 Mickelson/Bradley
Els/de Jonge 1 up Stricker/Spieth
Cabrera/Leishman 5 & 4 Kuchar/Woods
Grace/Sterne 5 & 3 Dufner/Johnson
Fourball
Overall

Friday's foursomes matches[edit]

A nearly three-hour delay due to severe weather meant that only two of the six matches were completed on Friday. Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley defeated Jason Day and Graham DeLaet, 4 and 3, while Brendon de Jonge and Ernie Els defeated Hunter Mahan and Bill Hass, 4 and 3. The Americans led 4½ to 3½ at the close of play Friday.[19] Matches resumed early Saturday morning with both sides winning two matches to tie the session at 3–3.[18]

International Results United States
Day/DeLaet 4 & 3 Mickelson/Bradley
Els/de Jonge 4 & 3 Haas/Mahan
Grace/Sterne 2 & 1 Stricker/Spieth
Cabrera/Leishman 2 & 1 Simpson/Snedeker
Oosthuizen/Schwartzel 4 & 2 Kuchar/Woods
Scott/Matsuyama 2 & 1 Dufner/Johnson
3 Foursomes 3
Overall

Saturday's matches[edit]

Morning fourball[edit]

Rain interrupted play for the third straight day.[20] The U.S. team won four of the five matches to open a four-point lead. The matches did not end until late afternoon.[21][22]

International Results United States
Els/de Jonge 2 & 1 Bradley/Mickelson
Day/DeLaet 2 up Stricker/Spieth
Cabrera/Grace 4 & 3 Haas/Simpson
Oosthuizen/Schwartzel 2 up Snedeker/Mahan
Scott/Matsuyama 1 up Woods/Kuchar
1 Fourball 4
Overall 10½

Afternoon foursomes[edit]

Due to the mornings rain delay, the afternoon foursomes were not completed Saturday. Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson defeated Richard Sterne and Marc Leishman, 4 and 3, in the only match completed Saturday.[22] The other four matches were complete through 9 to 13 holes when play was suspended.

The table below reflects the official order. Match 19 (Sterne/Leishman vs Dufner/Johnson) began first, followed by Match 18 (Mickelson/Bradley vs Day/DeLaet), Match 22 (Simpson/Snedeker vs Oosthuizen/Schwartzel), Match 20 (Haas/Stricker vs Scott/Matsuyama), and Match 21 (Woods/Kuchar vs Els/de Jonge).

International Results United States
Day/DeLaet halved Mickelson/Bradley
Sterne/Leishman 4 & 3 Dufner/Johnson
Scott/Matsuyama 4 & 3 Haas/Stricker
Els/de Jonge 1 up Woods/Kuchar
Oosthuizen/Schwartzel 1 up Simpson/Snedeker
Foursomes
8 Overall 14

Sunday's singles matches[edit]

The matches are listed in their official order but the first five matches were actually played in this order: Matsuyama/Mahan, Day/Snedeker, DeLaet/Spieth, Els/Stricker, de Jonge/Dufner.[23]

International Results United States Timetable
Els 1 up Stricker 7th: 12 - 17
Matsuyama 3 & 2 Mahan 2nd: 9 - 15
de Jonge 4 & 3 Dufner 3rd: 9 - 16
Day 6 & 4 Snedeker 1st: 9 - 14
DeLaet 1 up Spieth 4th: 10 - 16
Scott 2 & 1 Haas 6th: 11 - 17
Grace 4 & 2 Johnson 5th: 10 - 17
Leishman 1 up Kuchar 8th: 13 - 17
Sterne 1 up Woods 10th: 14 - 18
Schwartzel 2 & 1 Bradley 9th: 14 - 17
Oosthuizen halved Simpson 11th: 14½ - 18½
Cabrera 1 up Mickelson 12th: 15½ - 18½
Singles
15½ Overall 18½

Individual player records[edit]

Each entry refers to the Win–Loss–Half record of the player.

United States[edit]

Player Points Overall Singles Foursomes Fourballs
Keegan Bradley 2.5 2–2–1 0–1–0 1–0–1 1–1–0
Jason Dufner 3 3–1–0 1–0–0 1–1–0 1–0–0
Bill Haas 2.5 2–2–1 0–1–0 1–1–0 1–0–1
Zach Johnson 3 3–1–0 1–0–0 1–1–0 1–0–0
Matt Kuchar 3 3–2–0 0–1–0 1–1–0 2–0–0
Hunter Mahan 2 2–2–0 1–0–0 0–1–0 1–1–0
Phil Mickelson 2.5 2–2–1 0–1–0 1–0–1 1–1–0
Webb Simpson 3 2–1–2 0–0–1 1–1–0 1–0–1
Brandt Snedeker 2 2–3–0 0–1–0 1–1–0 1–1–0
Jordan Spieth 2 2–2–0 0–1–0 1–0–0 1–1–0
Steve Stricker 3 3–2–0 0–1–0 2–0–0 1–1–0
Tiger Woods 4 4–1–0 1–0–0 1–1–0 2–0–0

International[edit]

Player Points Overall Singles Foursomes Fourballs
Ángel Cabrera 2 2–2–0 1–0–0 1–0–0 0–2–0
Jason Day 3.5 3–1–1 1–0–0 0–1–1 2–0–0
Brendon de Jonge 2 2–3–0 0–1–0 2–0–0 0–2–0
Graham DeLaet 3.5 3–1–1 1–0–0 0–1–1 2–0–0
Ernie Els 3 3–2–0 1–0–0 2–0–0 0–2–0
Branden Grace 0 0–4–0 0–1–0 0–1–0 0–2–0
Marc Leishman 2 2–2–0 1–0–0 1–1–0 0–1–0
Hideki Matsuyama 1.5 1–3–1 0–1–0 1–1–0 0–1–1
Louis Oosthuizen 1.5 1–3–1 0–0–1 0–2–0 1–1–0
Charl Schwartzel 2 2–3–0 1–0–0 0–2–0 1–1–0
Adam Scott 2.5 2–2–1 1–0–0 1–1–0 0–1–1
Richard Sterne 0 0–4–0 0–1–0 0–2–0 0–1–0

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