Published September 26, 2013
DUBLIN, Ohio – Facts and figures for the 10th Presidents Cup matches:
Teams: United States against an International team of players from everywhere but Europe.
Dates: Oct. 3-6.
Venue: Muirfield Village Golf Club.
Length: 7,354 yards.
Points needed to win: 17½
Captains: Fred Couples (U.S.) and Nick Price (International)
Defending champion: United States.
Series: United States leads, 7-1-1
Last time: The Americans avenged their only loss — and worst loss in any cup — with a 19-15 victory. They won the opening session of foursomes and never trailed the rest of the week at Royal Melbourne. Jim Furyk won all five of his matches. Tiger Woods, a captain's pick for the first time in any cup competition, delivered the decisive point with a singles win over Aaron Baddeley.
International team: Angel Cabrera (Argentina), Jason Day (Australia), Brendon de Jonge (Zimbabwe), Graham DeLaet (Canada), Ernie Els (South Africa), Branden Grace (South Africa), Marc Leishman (Australia), Hideki Matsuyama (Japan), Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa), Charl Schwartzel (South Africa), Adam Scott (Australia), Richard Sterne (South Africa).
U.S. team: Keegan Bradley, Jason Dufner, Bill Haas, Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Hunter Mahan, Phil Mickelson, Webb Simpson, Brandt Snedeker, Jordan Spieth, Steve Stricker, Tiger Woods.
Tale of the tape: Adam Scott is the only player on the International team who won on the PGA Tour this year. The entire American is in the top 30 in the world ranking.
Key Statistic: If the International team wins, it would be the first time the Americans did not have possession of the Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup or Solheim Cup.
Notable: Muirfield Village is the only club to have hosted the Ryder Cup (1987), Solheim Cup (1998) and Presidents Cup (2013).
Quotable: "On paper, everything seems great. But it's not played on paper." — Brandt Snedeker.
Television (all times EDT): Thursday, noon to 6 p.m., Golf Channel; Friday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Golf Channel; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., NBC; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m., NBC.