Presidents Cup, US capsules

A capsule look at the American team for the Presidents Cup, to be played Oct. 8-11 at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea in Incheon, South Korea. Listed in the order they made the team:

JORDAN SPIETH

Age: 22.

Ranking: 1.

Worldwide wins: 8.

2015 wins: Valspar Championship, Masters, U.S. Open, John Deere Classic, Tour Championship.

Majors: Masters (2015), U.S. Open (2015).

Presidents Cup appearances: 1.

Record: 2-2-0.

Backspin: Taken at the last minute as a captain's pick in 2013. Two years later, a 22-year-old might be the on-course leader of this U.S. team. Coming off a Tour Championship victory to win the FedEx Cup.

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BUBBA WATSON

Age: 36.

Ranking: 4.

Worldwide wins: 8.

2015 wins: Travelers Championship.

Majors: Masters (2012, 2014).

Presidents Cup appearances: 1.

Record: 3-2-0.

Backspin: He was left off the Presidents Cup team a year ago. Won a World Golf Championship last year in Shanghai.

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JIMMY WALKER

Age: 36.

Ranking: 16.

Worldwide wins: 5.

2015 wins: Sony Open, Valero Texas Open.

Majors: None.

Presidents Cup appearances: None.

Record: 0-0-0.

Backspin: New to the Presidents Cup, but made a strong debut in the Ryder Cup last year at Gleneagles. Hasn't had a top 10 since May.

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ZACH JOHNSON

Age: 39.

Ranking: 10.

Worldwide wins: 13.

2015 wins: British Open.

Majors: Masters (2007), British Open (2015).

Presidents Cup appearances: 3.

Record: 7-6-0.

Backspin: No other American gets more out of his game. This will be his first time playing golf in Asia. He is the only American from the top 50 in the world who has not played overseas except for the British Open or Ryder Cup.

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DUSTIN JOHNSON

Age: 31.

Ranking: 8.

Worldwide wins: 9.

2015 wins: WGC-Cadillac Championship.

Majors: None.

Presidents Cup appearances: 1.

Record: 1-3-1.

Backspin: Can state his case as the best player without a major. His cup record is hit-or-miss. In his lone Presidents Cup in Australia, he went 1-1 with Tiger Woods in form and lost in singles. In the 2012 Ryder Cup, he went 3-0.

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PATRICK REED

Age: 25.

Ranking: 19.

Worldwide wins: 4.

2015 wins: Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

Majors: None.

Presidents Cup appearances: None.

Record: 0-0-0.

Backspin: This will be his Presidents Cup debut, though he shined at Gleneagles in the Ryder Cup last year. Famous for, among other things, putting his finger to his lips to quiet the crowd in Scotland.

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RICKIE FOWLER

Age: 26.

Ranking: 5.

Worldwide wins: 5.

2015 wins: The Players Championship, Scottish Open, Deutsche Bank Championship.

Majors: None.

Presidents Cup appearances: None.

Record: 0-0-0.

Backspin: Coming off a three-win season, Fowler plays his first Presidents Cup. His first professional victory was in South Korea.

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MATT KUCHAR

Age: 37.

Ranking: 15.

Worldwide wins: 8.

2015 wins: None.

Majors: None.

Presidents Cup appearances: 2.

Record: 4-5-1.

Backspin: Reliable player in match play, but one of two Americans on the team who have not won this year.

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CHRIS KIRK

Age: 30.

Ranking: 27.

Worldwide wins: 3.

2015 wins: Colonial.

Majors: None.

Presidents Cup appearances: None.

Record: 0-0-0.

Backspin: Not considered as a captain's pick for the Ryder Cup last year, earned the 10th spot for the Presidents Cup. Missed two majors with a hand injury.

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BILL HAAS

Age: 33.

Ranking: 28.

Worldwide wins: 6.

2015 wins: Humana Challenge.

Majors: None.

Presidents Cup appearances: 2.

Record: 3-5-2.

Backspin: Second time playing the Presidents Cup as a captain's pick, and it got a little more attention this time because his father, Jay Haas, is the captain. The pick wasn't a big issue because he finished 11th in the standings.

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PHIL MICKELSON

Age: 45.

Ranking: 24.

Worldwide wins: 45.

2015 wins: 45.

Majors: Masters (2004, 2006, 2010), British Open (2013), PGA Championship (2005).

Presidents Cup appearances: 10.

Record: 20-16-11.

Backspin: A captain's pick for the first time since 1994, ending a streak of making 19 consecutive teams. He was 30th in the standings, the lowest of any American to be a pick. This was largely the choice of the players.

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J.B. Holmes

Age: 33.

Ranking:18.

Worldwide wins: 4.

2015 wins: Shell Houston Open.

Majors: None.

Presidents Cup appearances: None.

Record: 0-0-0.

Backspin: U.S. captain Jay Haas added him to the team at the last minute when Jim Furyk had to pull out with a wrist injury. Holmes was unbeaten (2-0-1) at Valhalla in his lone Ryder Cup experience in 2008 in his native Kentucky. Gives the Americans another power player.

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