20-Year-Old Spieth Picked For Presidents Cup
DUBLIN, OHIO (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Dallas-native Jordan Spieth is adding yet another accomplishment in his first full professional season.
After starting the year without status on any tour, Spieth has been chosen as a captain’s pick to participate in the 2013 President’s Cup.
Fred Couples used his captain’s picks on the 20-year-old Spieth and Webb Simpson to fill out the 12-man American team. Spieth is the youngest American to play in the Presidents Cup. Couples chose Spieth over Jim Furyk and Dustin Johnson. Furyk had been on every American team since 1997.
Earlier this season and at the age of 19, Spieth became the youngest winner on the PGA Tour since 1931 when he won the John Deere Classic. The former University of Texas golfer is currently eighth in the FedEx Cup standings.
International team captain Nick Price selected Brendon de Jonge of Zimbabwe and Marc Leishman of Australia. Neither has played in the Presidents Cup. He passed over Tim Clark of South Africa.
The Presidents Cup is Oct. 3-6 at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio. The Americans have a 7-1-1 lead in the series. Their only loss was in 1998 at Royal Melbourne.
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