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Presidents Cup, International capsules

September 23, 2017
These 2017 file photos show the International roster for the 2017 Presidents Cup golf matches at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J. They are, top row from left, Jason Day, Australia; Branden Grace, South Africa; Emiliano Grillo, Argentina; Adam Hadwin, Canada; Si Woo Kim, South Korea; and Anirban Lahiri, India. Bottom row, from left, Marc Leishman, Australia; Hideki Matsuyama, Japan; Louis Oosthuizen, South Africa; Charl Schwartzel, South Africa; Adam Scott, Australia; and Jhonattan Vegas, Venezuela. (AP Photo/File)
These 2017 file photos show the International roster for the 2017 Presidents Cup golf matches at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J. They are, top row from left, Jason Day, Australia; Branden Grace, South Africa; Emiliano Grillo, Argentina; Adam Hadwin, Canada; Si Woo Kim, South Korea; and Anirban Lahiri, India. Bottom row, from left, Marc Leishman, Australia; Hideki Matsuyama, Japan; Louis Oosthuizen, South Africa; Charl Schwartzel, South Africa; Adam Scott, Australia; and Jhonattan Vegas, Venezuela. (AP Photo/File)

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A capsule look at the International team for the Presidents Cup, to be played Sept. 28-Oct. 1 at Liberty National Golf Club. Listed in the order they made the team:

HIDEKI MATSUYAMA

Age: 25.

Country: Japan.

Ranking: 3.

Worldwide victories: 14.

2017 victories: Phoenix Open, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

Majors: None.

Presidents Cup appearances: 2.

Record: 3-4-2.

Presidents Cup moment: Making birdie on the 18th hole to beat J.B. Holmes in singles in South Korea two years ago.

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JASON DAY

Age: 29.

Country: Australia.

Ranking: 6.

Worldwide victories: 11.

2017 victories: None.

Majors: PGA Championship (2015).

Presidents Cup appearances: 3.

Record: 4-8-3.

Presidents Cup moment: Failing to win any of his five matches two years ago in South Korea.

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ADAM SCOTT

Age: 37.

Country: Australia.

Ranking: 22.

Worldwide victories: 27.

2017 victories: None.

Majors: Masters (2013).

Presidents Cup appearances: 7.

Record: 13-17-5.

Presidents Cup moment: Winning six straight holes in a 6-and-5 victory over Rickie Fowler in South Korea.

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LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN

Age: 34.

Country: South Africa.

Ranking: 21.

Worldwide victories: 11.

2017 victories: None.

Majors: British Open (2010).

Presidents Cup appearances: 2.

Record: 5-3-2.

Presidents Cup moment: Going unbeaten in South Korea in 2015.

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MARC LEISHMAN

Age: 33.

Country: Australia.

Ranking: 15.

Worldwide victories: 4.

2017 victories: Arnold Palmer Invitational, BMW Championship.

Majors: None.

Presidents Cup appearances: 2.

Record: 3-4-1.

Presidents Cup moment: Beating Jordan Spieth in singles in South Korea.

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CHARL SCHWARTZEL

Age: 33.

Country: South Africa.

Ranking: 27.

Worldwide victories: 15.

2017 victories: None.

Majors: Masters (2011).

Presidents Cup appearances: 3.

Record: 6-7-1.

Presidents Cup moment: Beating Dustin Johnson in singles in his first Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne in 2011.

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BRANDEN GRACE

Age: 29.

Country: South Africa.

Ranking: 37.

Worldwide victories: 10.

2017 victories: None.

Majors: None.

Presidents Cup appearances: 2.

Record: 5-4-0.

Presidents Cup moment: Hitting 3-wood in the dark and into the wind over the water and onto the fringe on the 18th hole in South Korea for a 1-up victory in fourballs.

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SI WOO KIM

Age: 22.

Country: South Korea.

Ranking: 36.

Worldwide victories: 2.

2017 victories: The Players Championship.

Majors: None.

Presidents Cup appearances: None.

Record: 0-0-0.

Presidents Cup moment: Winning The Players Championship to effectively lock up a spot on his first team.

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JHONATTAN VEGAS

Age: 33.

Country: Venezuela.

Ranking: 38.

Worldwide victories: 4.

2017 victories: RBC Canadian Open.

Majors: None.

Presidents Cup appearances: None.

Record: 0-0-0.

Presidents Cup moment: Defending his title in Canada to nail down a spot in his first Presidents Cup.

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ADAM HADWIN

Age: 29.

Country: Canada.

Ranking: 46.

Worldwide victories: 3.

2017 victories: Valspar Championship.

Majors: None.

Presidents Cup appearances: None.

Record: 0-0-0.

Presidents Cup moment: Hanging on to earn the 10th and final automatic spot for his first team.

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EMILIANO GRILLO

Age: 25.

Country: Argentina.

Ranking: 59.

Worldwide victories: 2.

2017 victories: None.

Majors: None.

Presidents Cup appearances: None.

Record: 0-0-0.

Presidents Cup moment: A 66 in the final round at the TPC Boston that made his selection as a captain’s pick even easier.

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ANIRBAN LAHIRI

Age: 30.

Country: India.

Ranking: 68.

Worldwide victories: 7.

2017 victories: None.

Majors: None.

Presidents Cup appearances: 1.

Record: 0-3-0.

Presidents Cup moment: Missing a 4-foot birdie putt on the final hole in South Korea that led to another American victory.

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