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Last-ditch efforts by Presidents Cup veterans Singh, Furyk

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A pair of longtime Presidents Cup participants – one on each side of the competition – are making last-ditch attempts to qualify for this year’s edition of the event with only two weeks left in the automatic selection process.

Vijay Singh, who has never missed a Presidents Cup since it started in 1994, moved into 13th place on the International team standings with his T-3 finish at last week’s Barclays, up from No. 17 the week before in an effort to break into the top-10 spots which qualify for the event.

After an injury-riddled season, Singh has now finished in the top-five in each of his last two starts, thanks to recent back treatments that have left him without pain.

“I can be more aggressive and not really worry about how I'm going to wake up the next morning, and if I can play or not,” said Singh, who owns a 16-15-9 record in eight appearances at the event. “So I've been struggling with this for two years, so it's the first time I feel really comfortable to go out and there.”

On the United States side, Jim Furyk remains the last man out, ranking 11th on the points list entering this week’s Deutsche Bank Championship.

Furyk has competed in every Presidents Cup since 1998, compiling a 15-10-3 overall record. He is currently 138,663 points out of the 10th position, currently held by Bill Haas.