Jay Haas used his Captain's Picks to select his son Bill and Phil Mickelson.
The 2015 Presidents Cup will pit the United States against a team of international players in Incheon, South Korea.
Jay Haas will captain the American team at the Jack Nicklaus GC, with Nick Price leading the team of internationals, without, of course, representatives from Europe.
Since the tournament started in 1994, the United States have won eight editions to the International’s one, with the most recent win coming in 2013 at Muirfield Village, Ohio.
Let’s take a closer look at the side Haas will be able to pick from…
One of the team’s longest hitters, Watson has two wins this season (WGC HSBC Champions and Travelers Championship). With eight top 10s to go with those victories, Haas will find a consistent and confident player.
While Haas doesn’t have all of this year’s major winners in his team, he does have the Open champion. Johnson’s play-off success at St Andrews has been followed by mixed results, but a T4 at The Barclays was promising.
Last year’s nearly-man is this year’s serial winner. With three victories in 2015, including the Players Championship and the Deutsche Bank, Fowler is in sizzling form.
There’s no doubting Lefty can be an invaluable player for the Americans. It’s true that Mickelson isn’t in form, but with an enviable short game and an experienced head, it might prove a smart pick from Haas.
Victory at the Crowne Plaza Invitational would almost certainly be Kirk’s highlight of the year. He sits 25th in the rankings and has found consistency hard to come by. However, if he can channel the play he showed during his win in May, he could prove to be the surprise package of the tournament.
Since Reed burst into wider consciousness with his post-2014 WGC Cadillac Championship comments, he has shown flashes of a very strong player. He won the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in January and has recorded three top 10s since.
With one win and five other top 10s this year, Haas is a worthy inclusion on his father’s team. It will be the third time the man from North Carolina has represented the United States at the Presidents Cup, with a record of 3-5-2.
One of the most consistent players on the PGA Tour, Kuchar is also an experienced player who’s seen it all before. He has five top 10s this season and has missed just one cut.
Often touted as the best player on Tour yet to win a major, Johnson has reason to be encouraged with 2015. Despite a gut-wrenching three-putt at the US Open to deny him first place, he has nine top 10s and a win to his name.
It may have taken Walker nine years to get his first PGA Tour win, but it’s fair to say he’s been making up for lost time. He won three times last season and has two titles to his name this year.
A Presidents Cup regular with seven appearances, Furyk is another reliable performer. He has a 20-10-3 record in this tournament to go with his 17 career PGA Tour wins.
Some would argue that Spieth’s breakthrough year came before 2015, but two major wins this year have ensured he is now considered among the best in the world. The 22-year-old did play in the 2013 Presidents Cup, where he finished with a 2-2-0 record.