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Presidents Cup profiles: Form guide for the International team

By Dave Tindall Twitter: @DaveTindallgolf.   Last Updated: 27/09/13 10:44am

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Nick Price: Can he inspire the International team to a shock victory?

Nick Price: Can he inspire the International team to a shock victory?

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A look at Nick Price's 12-man International team for their Presidents Cup showdown with the US.

The tournament (October 3-6) takes place at the Jack Nicklaus-designed Muirfield Village - host of the annual Memorial Tournament - so course form is included too (Key: MC = Missed Cut, DNP = Did Not Play. Most recent result is on the left).

Internationals

Adam Scott:

Masters champion Scott will want to improve a patchy Presidents Cup record. A controversial pick by Greg Norman for the 2009 event, when totally out of form, was a big turning point in his career.

World ranking: 2
Presidents Cup record: W10 L13 D2 (44.00%)
Muirfield Village form: 13-46-DNP-33-MC

Jason Day:

If Day can bring his wonderful form in the majors to this team event he'll be a big player for the Internationals. Struggled on his debut on home Aussie soil in 2011 but should be more relaxed this time.

World ranking: 16
Presidents Cup record: W1 L3 H1 (30.00%)
Muirfield Village form: 41-MC-DNP-33-27

Charl Schwartzel:

Surprisingly, this is only the South African's second start in this event. On his debut in Melbourne he was the top points scorer with 3.5pts. Has cut a frustrated figure lately but could be a big asset.

World ranking: 19
Presidents Cup record: W3 L1 H1 (70.00%)
Muirfield Village form: 8-19-22-MC-27

Ernie Els:

Els won The Memorial on this course in 2004 and was runner-up in 2000 although his recent form is poor. Will be making his eighth appearance and has a winning overall record. Loves matchplay.

World ranking: 22
Presidents Cup record: W17 L16 H2 (51.42%)
Muirfield Village form: 37-58-61-MC-8

Louis Oosthuizen:

Hard to believe that this is the 2010 Open champion's debut and he almost missed this one after battling neck and back injuries. Might have to be nursed through the contest by Nick Price

World ranking: 28
Presidents Cup record: Debut
Muirfield Village form: DNP-MC-DNP-DNP-DNP

Hideki Matsuyama:

A revelation in the majors this year - 10th at Merion, 6th at Muirfield and 19th in the US PGA - so he can shine in elite company. The only Japanese player on the team so no obvious partner.

World ranking: 30
Presidents Cup record: Debut
Muirfield Village form: Never played

Branden Grace:

One of five South Africans and one of seven debutants. Understandably, he hasn't been able to follow up his amazing four-win 2012 campaign but a feisty player who should relish this format.

World ranking: 36
Presidents Cup record: Debut
Muirfield Village form: MC-25-DNP-DNP-DNP

Graham DeLaet:

The lone Canadian will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Mike Weir, who did so well in this event. One of the International's form players after an excellent run in the FedEx Cup play-offs.

World ranking: 32
Presidents Cup record: Debut
Muirfield Village form: 21-DNP-DNP-MC-DNP

Richard Sterne:

Injuries have stopped him making previous teams so will really want to make a big impact. The South African has had a fine season in Europe and was a decent 25th at Augusta and 36th at Memorial.

World ranking: 38
Presidents Cup record: Debut
Muirfield Village form: DNP-DNP-DNP-DNP-36

Angel Cabrera:

The two-time major winner is hugely popular although might miss having a fellow Spanish speaker on the team. Hasn't done much in three previous Presidents Cup but capable of brilliance on his day.

World ranking: 53
Presidents Cup record: W4 L6 H3 (42.30%)
Muirfield Village form: DNP-MC-22-MC-DNP

Marc Leishman:

The Aussie wildcard pick took the eye when fourth in The Masters and also played well in other prestigious events (8th Players, 12th US PGA) so he can raise his game when it counts.

World ranking: 61
Presidents Cup record: Debut
Muirfield Village form: 41-58-62-MC-58

Brendan de Jonge:

Made it all the way through the play-offs for the first time this year so is in good form. A good friend of Nick Price and will want to justify the skipper's faith after getting a wildcard pick.

World ranking: 62
Presidents Cup record: Debut
Muirfield Village form: MC-38-63-12-DNP

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