|2013 Presidents Cup|
|Dates||October 3–6, 2013|
|Venue||Muirfield Village Golf Club|
|Location||Dublin, Ohio, U.S.|
Fred Couples (USA)
Nick Price (International)
|USA wins the Presidents Cup|
The 2013 Presidents Cup Matches were held October 3–6 at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, a suburb north of Columbus. It was the tenth Presidents Cup competition and the sixth played in the United States.
The selection of Muirfield as the 2013 tournament site was taken as a tribute to golfing great Jack Nicklaus, who designed the course. Nicklaus has said that his involvement as tournament host for the 2013 Presidents Cup "probably will be my last involvement in anything significant in the game of golf". Muirfield will be the third U.S. course to host the tournament, and the first course in the world to host Presidents Cup, Ryder Cup, and Solheim Cup international team competitions.
The first day consists of six matches of fourball. The second day consists of six matches of foursomes. The third day consists of five matches of fourball in the morning and five matches of foursomes in the afternoon. On the fourth and final day, twelve singles matches were played. 34 matches were played in all. All fourball and foursomes matches that are all-square after 18 holes will score ½ point for each team. All singles matches that are all-square after 18 holes will continue until a winner is determined. The fourball matches being played first is a change from the previous seven Cups.
Both teams have 12 players plus a non-playing captain. The United States Team will feature the top 10 in earnings from September 19, 2011 through September 2, 2013 (the Deutsche Bank Championship) with 2013 earnings weighted double and two captain's picks. The International Team will feature the top 10 in the Official World Golf Ranking as of September 2, 2013 and two captain's picks. The captain's picks were announced on September 4, 2013.
- OWGR as of September 29, 2013, the last ranking before the Cup.
- Age as of the start of the Cup on October 3, 2013.
Team United States
|Couples, FredFred Couples||La Quinta, California||54||Non-playing captain|
|Haas, JayJay Haas||Greer, South Carolina||59||Non-playing assistant captain|
|Love III, DavisDavis Love III||St. Simons Island, Georgia||49||Non-playing assistant captain|
|Woods, TigerTiger Woods||Hobe Sound, Florida||37||1||1||8th appearance|
|Snedeker, BrandtBrandt Snedeker||Nashville, Tennessee||32||2||9||Rookie|
|Mickelson, PhilPhil Mickelson||Rancho Santa Fe, California||43||3||3||10th appearance|
|Kuchar, MattMatt Kuchar||Sea Island, Georgia||35||4||8||2nd appearance|
|Dufner, JasonJason Dufner||Auburn, Alabama||36||5||10||Rookie|
|Bradley, KeeganKeegan Bradley||Jupiter, Florida||27||6||15||Rookie|
|Stricker, SteveSteve Stricker||Madison, Wisconsin||46||7||7||5th appearance|
|Haas, BillBill Haas||Greenville, South Carolina||31||8||28||2nd appearance|
|Mahan, HunterHunter Mahan||Colleyville, Texas||31||9||26||4th appearance|
|Johnson, ZachZach Johnson||St. Simons Island, Georgia||37||10||11||3rd appearance|
|Simpson, WebbWebb Simpson||Charlotte, North Carolina||28||11||24||2nd appearance, captain's pick|
|Spieth, JordanJordan Spieth||Dallas, Texas||20||22||21||Rookie, captain's pick|
|Price, NickNick Price||Zimbabwe||56||Non-playing captain|
|Maruyama, ShigekiShigeki Maruyama||Japan||44||Non-playing assistant captain|
|McNulty, MarkMark McNulty||Zimbabwe||59||Non-playing assistant captain|
|Johnstone , TonyTony Johnstone||Zimbabwe||57||Non-playing assistant captain|
|Scott, AdamAdam Scott||Australia||33||1||2||6th appearance|
|Day, JasonJason Day||Australia||25||2||16||2nd appearance|
|Schwartzel, CharlCharl Schwartzel||South Africa||29||3||19||2nd appearance|
|Els, ErnieErnie Els||South Africa||43||4||23||8th appearance|
|Oosthuizen, LouisLouis Oosthuizen||South Africa||30||5||29||Rookie|
|Matsuyama, HidekiHideki Matsuyama||Japan||21||6||30||Rookie|
|Grace, BrandenBranden Grace||South Africa||25||7||38||Rookie|
|DeLaet, GrahamGraham DeLaet||Canada||31||8||32||Rookie|
|Sterne, RichardRichard Sterne||South Africa||32||9||41||Rookie|
|Cabrera, ÁngelÁngel Cabrera||Argentina||43||10||51||4th appearance|
|Leishman, MarcMarc Leishman||Australia||29||12||61||Rookie, captain's pick|
|de Jonge, BrendonBrendon de Jonge||Zimbabwe||33||14||63||Rookie, captain's pick|
Thursday's fourball matches
The American team took a one-point lead after the first day of play, winning the final three matches and halving another. Play was delayed for 90 minutes due to rain but all matches were completed.
|Oosthuizen/Schwartzel||2 and 1||Mickelson/Bradley|
|Els/de Jonge||1 up||Stricker/Spieth|
|Cabrera/Leishman||5 and 4||Kuchar/Woods|
|Grace/Sterne||5 and 3||Dufner/Johnson|
Friday's foursomes matches
A nearly three-hour delay due to severe weather meant that only two of the six matches were completed on Friday. Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley defeated Jason Day and Graham DeLaet, 4 and 3, while Brendon de Jonge and Ernie Els defeated Hunter Mahan and Bill Hass, 4 and 3. The Americans led 4½ to 3½ at the close of play Friday. Matches resumed early Saturday morning with both sides winning two matches to tie the session at 3–3.
|Day/DeLaet||4 and 3||Mickelson/Bradley|
|Els/de Jonge||4 and 3||Haas/Mahan|
|Grace/Sterne||2 and 1||Stricker/Spieth|
|Cabrera/Leishman||2 and 1||Simpson/Snedeker|
|Oosthuizen/Schwartzel||4 and 2||Kuchar/Woods|
|Scott/Matsuyama||2 and 1||Dufner/Johnson|
|Els/de Jonge||2 and 1||Bradley/Mickelson|
|Cabrera/Grace||4 and 3||Haas/Simpson|
Due to the mornings rain delay, the afternoon foursomes were not completed Saturday. Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson defeated Richard Sterne and Marc Leishman, 4 and 3, in the only match completed Saturday. The other four matches were complete through 9 to 13 holes when play was suspended.
The table below reflects the official order. Match 19 (Sterne/Leishman vs Dufner/Johnson) began first, followed by Match 18 (Mickelson/Bradley vs Day/DeLaet), Match 22 (Simpson/Snedeker vs Oosthuizen/Schwartzel), Match 20 (Haas/Stricker vs Scott/Matsuyama), and Match 21 (Woods/Kuchar vs Els/de Jonge).
|Sterne/Leishman||4 and 3||Dufner/Johnson|
|Scott/Matsuyama||4 and 3||Haas/Stricker|
|Els/de Jonge||1 up||Woods/Kuchar|
Sunday's singles matches
The matches are listed in their official order but the first five matches were actually played in this order: Matsuyama/Mahan, Day/Snedeker, DeLaet/Spieth, Els/Stricker, de Jonge/Dufner.
|Els||1 up||Stricker||7th: 12 - 17|
|Matsuyama||3 and 2||Mahan||2nd: 9 - 15|
|de Jonge||4 and 3||Dufner||3rd: 9 - 16|
|Day||6 and 4||Snedeker||1st: 9 - 14|
|DeLaet||1 up||Spieth||4th: 10 - 16|
|Scott||2 and 1||Haas||6th: 11 - 17|
|Grace||4 and 2||Johnson||5th: 10 - 17|
|Leishman||1 up||Kuchar||8th: 13 - 17|
|Sterne||1 up||Woods||10th: 14 - 18|
|Schwartzel||2 and 1||Bradley||9th: 14 - 17|
|Oosthuizen||halved||Simpson||11th: 14½ - 18½|
|Cabrera||1 up||Mickelson||12th: 15½ - 18½|
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