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US and International Presidents Cup qualifiers finalised

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The top 10 players for the 2017 International and US Presidents Cup teams were determined with the conclusion of the Dell Technologies Championship, the second event in the FedExCup Playoffs.

The two team captains, Nick Price for the International Team and Steve Stricker for the US Team, will each make two captain’s selections later today. The team match-play competition tees off at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City on September 26-October 1.

The International team consists of the top-10 international players (non-US and non-European) from the Official World Golf Ranking as of September 4, 2017, plus two captain’s selections. The US team is comprised of the top-10 US players who earned the most FedExCup points from September 15, 2015, through September 4, 2017, with points earned starting with the 2016 BMW Championship doubled, plus two captain’s selections.

Seven of the 10 International qualifiers are returning team members from the 2015 Presidents Cup, led by Australia’s Adam Scott who will represent the International Team for the eighth straight time dating back to 2003, and Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama, who finished No. 1 in the International Team standings. The three rookies are Si Woo Kim (No. 8) of South Korea, Jhonattan Vegas (No. 9) of Venezuela and Adam Hadwin (No. 10) of Canada.

The US Team will be led by Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas, who finished Nos. 1-3 in the standings after combining for 12 PGA Tour titles during the 2016-17 season. Matt Kuchar (No. 9) is the most experienced player on the team with three previous appearances (2011, 2013, 2015) while five will be making their debuts: Thomas (No. 3), Daniel Berger (No. 5), Brooks Koepka (No. 6), Kevin Kisner (No. 7) and Kevin Chappell (No. 10).

INTERNATIONAL TEAM

  1. Hideki Matsuyama (Japan)
  2. Jason Day (Australia)
  3. Adam Scott (Australia)
  4. Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa)
  5. Marc Leishman (Australia)
  6. Charl Schwartzel (South Africa)
  7. Branden Grace (South Africa)
  8. Si Woo Kim (South Korea)
  9. Jhonattan Vegas (Venezuela)
  10. Adam Hadwin (Canada) 

U.S. TEAM

  1. Dustin Johnson
  2. Jordan Spieth
  3. Justin Thomas
  4. Rickie Fowler
  5. Daniel Berger
  6. Brooks Koepka
  7. Kevin Kisner
  8. Patrick Reed
  9. Matt Kuchar
  10. Kevin Chappell

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