U.S. Presidents Cup team capsules


Here is a breakdown of United States captain Jay Haas’ 12-player roster for the 11th Presidents Cup, which will be Oct. 8-11 at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea in Incheon City, South Korea. Click here for International team capsules. The Americans are the reigning champion, having won, 18 ½ to 15 ½, at Muirfield Village Golf Club in 2013.

Rickie Fowler (Audio: Captain Haas' analysis)Rickie Fowler

Age: 25

Record: Rookie

World ranking: 5

PGA Tour victories: 3

The lowdown: Earned his second victory of 2015 by edging Henrik Stenson by one shot to win the Deutsche Bank Championship. Fowler’s other win this year was The Players, where he prevailed in a playoff over Sergio Garcia and Kevin Kisner.

Bill Haas (Audio: Captain Haas' analysis)Bill Haas

Age: 33

Record: 3-5-2 (3rd appearance)

World ranking: 29

PGA Tour victories: 6

The lowdown: At No. 11 on the U.S. Presidents Cup points list, was just one spot out of automatic qualification. Was a captain’s pick by his father, Jay Haas. Bill Haas’ most recent win was this year’s Humana Challenge in January.

J.B. Holmes J.B. Holmes

Age: 33

Record: Rookie

World ranking: 18

PGA Tour victories: 4

The lowdown: Holmes is replacing Jim Furyk, who withdrew from the competition because of an injured wrist. Holmes won this year's Shell Houston Open in a playoff that included Spieth and was 12th on the final points standings. He went 2-0-1 in the 2008 Ryder Cup.

Dustin Johnson (Audio: Captain Haas' analysis)Dustin Johnson

Age: 31

Record: 1-3-1 (2nd appearance)

World ranking: 8

PGA Tour victories: 9

The lowdown: Most recent win was this year’s WGC-Cadillac Championship in March. Finished T-2 by one shot in this year’s U.S. Open when he three-putted the 72nd hole at Chambers Bay.

Zach Johnson (Audio: Captain Haas' analysis)Zach Johnson

Age: 39

Record: 7-6-0 (4th appearance)

World ranking: 10

PGA Tour victories: 12

The lowdown: Won this year’s Open Championship in a four-hole playoff over Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman. It was his second major (he also won the 2007 Masters). Has nine other top-10 finishes this season, including a T-4 in The Barclays in August.

Chris Kirk (Audio: Captain Haas' analysis)Chris Kirk

Age: 30

Record: Rookie

World ranking: 27

PGA Tour victories: 4

The lowdown: Most recent win was this year’s Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial in May. Highest finish in four events since then was a T-29 in the Deutsche Bank Championship. One of the Tour’s several former University of Georgia players

Matt Kuchar (Audio: Captain Haas' analysis)Matt Kuchar

Age: 37

Record: 4-5-1 (3rd appearance)

World ranking: 16

PGA Tour victories: 7

The lowdown: Most recent win was 2014 RBC Heritage. Has four top-10 finishes in last seven events (T-7 in RBC Canadian Open, T-7 in PGA Championship, T-9 in the Deutsche Bank Championship, T-10 in the Tour Championship).

Phil Mickelson (Audio: Captain Haas' analysis)Phil Mickelson

Age: 45

Record: 20-16-11 (11th appearance)

World ranking: 24

PGA Tour victories: 42

The lowdown: At 30th on the Presidents Cup points list, Mickelson became the lowest-ranked player ever to be tabbed as a captain’s pick. The selection ensured that he will be the only player to have participated in all 11 Presidents Cups.

Patrick Reed (Audio: Captain Haas' analysis)Patrick Reed

Age: 25

Record: Rookie

World ranking: 19

PGA Tour victories: 4

The lowdown: Most recent win was this year’s Hyundai Tournament of Champions in January. In the 2013 Ryder Cup, Reed was the only U.S. player to go undefeated (3-0-1) as he teamed with Spieth for two wins and a halve and beat Henrik Stenson in singles.

Jordan Spieth (Audio: Captain Haas' analysis)Jordan Spieth

Age: 22

Record: 2-2-0 (2nd appearance)

World ranking: 1

PGA Tour victories: 6

The lowdown: Five wins this year – Valspar Championship, Masters, U.S. Open, John Deere Classic and Tour Championship – helped him ascend to world No. 1 and FedEx Cup champion. He also finished T-4 in the Open Championship and second in the PGA.

Jimmy Walker (Audio: Captain Haas' analysis)Jimmy Walker

Age: 36

Record: Rookie

World ranking: 17

PGA Tour victories: 5

The lowdown: Walker has two wins in 2015 – the Sony Open in Hawaii in January and the Valero Texas Open in March. In the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles he scored 2 ½ points, with a singles win, plus three halves and a loss in team matches.

Bubba Watson (Audio: Captain Haas' analysis)Bubba Watson

Age: 36

Record: 3-2-0 (2nd appearance)

World ranking: 4

PGA Tour victories: 8

The lowdown: Watson’s most recent win was the 2015 Travelers Championship in June, but since late July, he has two seconds (RBC Canadian Open, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational) and a third (The Barclays).