2013 Presidents Cup
Dates   October 3–6, 2013
Venue   Muirfield Village Golf Club
Location   Dublin, Ohio, U.S.
Captains   Fred Couples (USA)
Nick Price (International)
USA   18½    15½   International
USA wins the Presidents Cup

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Muirfield Village
Location in the United States

The 2013 Presidents Cup Matches were 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 will be 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

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]

Teams

Both teams have 12 players plus a non-playing captain. The United States Team will feature 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 International Team will feature the top 10 in the Official World Golf Ranking as of September 2, 2013 and two captain's picks.[13] The captain's picks were announced on September 4, 2013.[14]

  • OWGR as of September 29, 2013, the last ranking before the Cup.
  • Age as of the start of the Cup on October 3, 2013.

Team United States

Player Residence Age Pts rank OWGR Notes
Couples, FredFred Couples La Quinta, California 54 Non-playing captain
Haas, JayJay Haas Greer, South Carolina 59 Non-playing assistant captain
Love III, DavisDavis Love III St. Simons Island, Georgia 49 Non-playing assistant captain
Woods, TigerTiger Woods Hobe Sound, Florida 37 1 1 8th appearance
Snedeker, BrandtBrandt Snedeker Nashville, Tennessee 32 2 9 Rookie
Mickelson, PhilPhil Mickelson Rancho Santa Fe, California 43 3 3 10th appearance
Kuchar, MattMatt Kuchar Sea Island, Georgia 35 4 8 2nd appearance
Dufner, JasonJason Dufner Auburn, Alabama 36 5 10 Rookie
Bradley, KeeganKeegan Bradley Jupiter, Florida 27 6 15 Rookie
Stricker, SteveSteve Stricker Madison, Wisconsin 46 7 7 5th appearance
Haas, BillBill Haas Greenville, South Carolina 31 8 28 2nd appearance
Mahan, HunterHunter Mahan Colleyville, Texas 31 9 26 4th appearance
Johnson, ZachZach Johnson St. Simons Island, Georgia 37 10 11 3rd appearance
Simpson, WebbWebb Simpson Charlotte, North Carolina 28 11 24 2nd appearance, captain's pick
Spieth, JordanJordan Spieth Dallas, Texas 20 22 21 Rookie, captain's pick

Team International

Player Country Age Pts rank OWGR Notes
Price, NickNick Price  Zimbabwe 56 Non-playing captain
Maruyama, ShigekiShigeki Maruyama  Japan 44 Non-playing assistant captain
McNulty, MarkMark McNulty  Zimbabwe 59 Non-playing assistant captain
Johnstone , TonyTony Johnstone  Zimbabwe 57 Non-playing assistant captain
Scott, AdamAdam Scott  Australia 33 1 2 6th appearance
Day, JasonJason Day  Australia 25 2 16 2nd appearance
Schwartzel, CharlCharl Schwartzel  South Africa 29 3 19 2nd appearance
Els, ErnieErnie Els  South Africa 43 4 23 8th appearance
Oosthuizen, LouisLouis Oosthuizen  South Africa 30 5 29 Rookie
Matsuyama, HidekiHideki Matsuyama  Japan 21 6 30 Rookie
Grace, BrandenBranden Grace  South Africa 25 7 38 Rookie
DeLaet, GrahamGraham DeLaet  Canada 31 8 32 Rookie
Sterne, RichardRichard Sterne  South Africa 32 9 41 Rookie
Cabrera, ÁngelÁngel Cabrera  Argentina 43 10 51 4th appearance
Leishman, MarcMarc Leishman  Australia 29 12 61 Rookie, captain's pick
de Jonge, BrendonBrendon de Jonge  Zimbabwe 33 14 63 Rookie, captain's pick

Thursday's fourball matches

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.[15][16]

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

Friday's foursomes matches

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.[17] Matches resumed early Saturday morning with both sides winning two matches to tie the session at 3–3.[16]

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

Saturday's matches

Morning fourball

Rain interrupted play for the third straight day.[18] The U.S. team won four of the five matches to open a four-point lead. The matches did not end until late afternoon.[19][20]

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

Afternoon foursomes

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.[20] 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 and 3 Dufner/Johnson
Scott/Matsuyama 4 and 3 Haas/Stricker
Els/de Jonge 1 up Woods/Kuchar
Oosthuizen/Schwartzel 1 up Simpson/Snedeker
Foursomes
8 Overall 14

Sunday's singles matches

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.[21]

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

See also

References

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External links

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