- Associated Press - Friday, December 6, 2019

A capsule look at the U.S. team for the Presidents Cup. Players listed in order of how they made they team:

JUSTIN THOMAS

Age: 26.



World ranking: 5.

Worldwide victories: 11.

2019 victories: BMW Championship, CJ Cup.

Majors: PGA Championship (2017).

Presidents Cup appearances: 1.

Record: 3-1-1.

Noteworthy: Thomas, who has won twice in his last five starts, has compiled a 7-2-1 record in his team competitions.

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DUSTIN JOHNSON

Age: 35.

World ranking: 4.

Worldwide victories: 21.

2019 victories: Saudi International, WGC-Mexico Championship.

Majors: US Open (2016).

Presidents Cup appearances: 3.

Record: 8-4-2.

Noteworthy: Johnson has arthroscopic surgery on his left knee to repair cartilage damage on Sept. 5. This will be his return to competition.

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PATRICK CANTLAY

Age: 27.

World ranking: 6.

Worldwide victories: 2.

2019 victories: Memorial.

Majors: None.

Presidents Cup appearances: Rookie.

Record: 0-0-0.

Noteworthy: This is Cantlay’s first team competition since the 2011 Walker Cup.

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XANDER SCHAUFFELE

Age: 26.

World ranking: 9.

Worldwide victories: 4.

2019 victories: Sentry Tournament of Champions.

Majors: None.

Presidents Cup appearances: Rookie.

Record: 0-0-0.

Noteworthy: Schauffele was left out as a captain’s pick for the Ryder Cup last year. His four victories include the Tour Championship and a World Golf Championship.

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WEBB SIMPSON

Age: 34.

World ranking: 11.

Worldwide victories: 5.

2019 victories: None.

Majors: US Open (2012).

Presidents Cup appearances: 2.

Record: 5-3-2.

Noteworthy: Simpson is among four Americans who played at Royal Melbourne in the 2011 matches. He went 3-1-0 in team play with Bubba Watson and lost in singles to K.T. Kim.

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MATT KUCHAR

Age: 41.

World ranking: 23.

Worldwide victories: 11.

2019 victories: Sony Open.

Majors: None.

Presidents Cup appearances: 4.

Record: 6-8-2.

Noteworthy: Kuchar has been partners with three players on this U.S. team. He and Woods were 3-1 at the 2013 Presidents Cup. He lost his only match with Patrick Reed in the 2015 Presidents Cup. He is 7-1 with Johnson in four Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup events.

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BRYSON DECHAMBEAU

Age: 26.

World ranking: 12.

Worldwide victories: 6.

2019 victories: None.

Majors: None.

Presidents Cup appearances: Rookie.

Record: 0-0-0.

Noteworthy: DeChambeau made his pro team debut in Paris and went 0-3. In two foursomes matches with Phil Mickelson, they lost both on the 14th hole.

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TONY FINAU

Age: 30.

World ranking: 16.

Worldwide victories: 1.

2019 victories: None.

Majors: None.

Presidents Cup appearances: Rookie.

Record: 0-0-0.

Noteworthy: His only PGA Tour was the Puerto Rico Open in 2016, held the same week as the Dell Match Play in Texas. He went 2-1-0 in his Ryder Cup debut in Paris.

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GARY WOODLAND

Age: 35.

World ranking: 18.

Worldwide victories: 4.

2019 victories: US Open.

Majors: US Open (2019).

Presidents Cup appearances: Rookie.

Record: None.

Noteworthy: He is among seven Americans on the team who have won major championships. Woodland is the oldest of the five U.S. newcomers to the Presidents Cup.

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PATRICK REED

Age: 29.

World ranking: 17.

Worldwide victories: 7.

2019 victories: The Northern Trust.

Majors: Masters (2018).

Presidents Cup appearances: 2.

Record: 4-3-2.

Noteworthy: He is making his sixth consecutive appearance in a Presidents Cup or Ryder Cup. In his last appearance, he complained to the New York Times about the leadership and pairings.

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TIGER WOODS

Age: 43.

World ranking: 7.

Worldwide victories: 93.

2019 victories: Masters, Zozo Championship.

Majors: Masters (1997, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2019), US Open (2000, 2002, 2008), British Open (2000, 2005, 2006), PGA Championship (1999, 2000, 2006, 2007).

Presidents Cup appearances: 8.

Record: 24-15-1.

Noteworthy: Woods is the first playing captain since Hale Irwin in the inaugural Presidents Cup in 1994. This is his first time playing the Presidents Cup since 2013 at Muirfield Village.

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RICKIE FOWLER

Age: 30.

World ranking: .

Worldwide victories:

2019 victories: Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Majors: None.

Presidents Cup appearances: 2.

Record: 4-3-1.

Noteworthy: He was left out as a captain’s pick, and then chosen to replace the injured Brooks Koepka. He went three months without playing until returning at the Hero World Challenge.

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