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Golf: Internationals Presidents Cup penpics




Golf: Internationals Presidents Cup penpics
Golf: Internationals Presidents Cup penpics / Foto: © AFP

Penpics for the Internationals team at the Presidents Cup (top six qualified on points, next six were selected by Internationals captain Trevor Immelman):

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HIDEKI MATSUYAMA (JPN)

Age: 30, PGA Tour wins: 8

Presidents Cup: 4 (2013, 2015, 2017, 2019) / 6-7-4 record

Became the first Japanese man to win a major title by capturing the 2021 Masters. Won his eighth PGA title in January at the Sony Open in Hawaii to match South Korean K.J. Choi for the most all-time by an Asian player. Was 2-0 in fourballs at 2019 Cup.

IM SUNG-JAE (KOR)

Age: 24, PGA Tour wins: 2

Presidents Cup: 1 (2019) / 3-1-1

Shared second at 2020 Masters in his debut at Augusta National. Won the 2020 PGA Honda Classic. Won 2021 Shriners Children's Open last October at age 23, second-youngest winner there behind Tiger Woods. The 2019 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year won twice in fourballs and in singles at 2019 Cup.

KIM JOO-HYUNG (KOR)

Age: 20, PGA Tour wins: 1

Presidents Cup: Rookie

Won his first PGA title last month at Greensboro with a final-round 61 to capture the Wyndham Championship. He will be the second-youngest player to tee off for the Internationals after Japan's Ryo Ishikawa.

COREY CONNERS (CAN)

Age: 30, PGA Tour wins: 1

Presidents Cup: Rookie

Won his only PGA title at the 2019 Texas Open. Lost to Kevin Kisner in the WGC Match Play semi-finals. Shared sixth at the Masters last April for his third consecutive top-10 finish at Augusta National.

ADAM SCOTT (AUS)

Age: 42, PGA Tour wins: 14

Presidents Cup: 9 (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019) / 16-22-6

The Internationals record-holder makes his 10th Cup appearance still seeking his first victory, having lost eight times since his 2003 debut at a draw in South Africa. The 2013 Masters champion played his way up the PGA playoff ladder into the season-ending Tour Championship. Most recent PGA title was at Riviera in 2020.

MITO PEREIRA (CHI)

Age: 27, PGA Tour wins: 0

Presidents Cup: Rookie

A trio of 2021 Korn Ferry Tour triumphs brought him the first three-win promotion to the PGA since 2021. Led the PGA Championship in May after 54 holes only to share third after a double bogey on the 72nd hole.

CHRISTIAAN BEZUIDENHOUT (RSA)

Age: 28, PGA Tour wins: 0

Presidents Cup: Rookie

Managed his best PGA finish with a runner-up effort at the John Deere Classic in July. Missed only four cuts on the season. Three-time winner on the European Tour, most recently at the 2020 South African Open.

CAM DAVIS (AUS)

Age: 27, PGA Tour wins: 1

Presidents Cup: Rookie

Won his first PGA title at the 2021 Rocket Mortgage Classic. Had five top-10 finishes in 2022, sharing third at the Heritage with a final-round 63.

KIM SI-WOO (KOR)

Age: 27, PGA Tour wins: 3

Presidents Cup: 1 (2017) / 1-2-0

Shared a fouball win with India's Anirban Lahiri at the 2017 Cup. The 2017 Players Championship winner took his most recent PGA victory at last year's American Express tournament.

LEE KYOUNG-HOON (KOR)

Age: 31, PGA Tour wins: 2

Presidents Cup: Rookie

Defended his title in May at the Byron Nelson tournament thanks to a final-round 63, his career-low round on the PGA Tour. Shared fifth at the BMW Championship to qualify for the Tour Championship.

SEBASTIAN MUNOZ (COL)

Age: 29, PGA Tour wins: 1

Presidents Cup: Rookie

Won his only PGA title in 2019 at the Sanderson Farms championship, beating Im in a playoff. His three top-five finishes this past season included a solo third at the RSM Classic after opening with a 60. Also fired 60 in first round at Byron Nelson on his way to a share of third.

TAYLOR PENDRITH (CAN)

Age: 31, PGA TOUR wins: 0

Presidents Cup: Rookie

Shared second at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in July for his best career PGA showing. Led after three rounds at Bermuda before sharing fifth. Missed four months with a rib injury.

I. Johansson--BTZ