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PHOTOS: Presidents Cup, 2013 International team

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Marc Leishman, 29, rookie, Australia: For a while, it looked as though he would be the first Aussie to win the Masters, but he bogeyed No. 15 at Augusta and couldn’t rally. Has decent spurts, but consistency has been a problem, a result of suspect ballstriking.

Members of the International team (from left): Tony Johnstone, Angel Cabrera, Jason Day, Brendan de Jonge, Graham DeLaet, Ernie Els, Branden Grace, Nick Price, Marc Leishman, Hideki Matsuyama, Hideki Matsuyama, Charl Schwartzel, Adam Scott, Richard Sterne, Mark McNulty and Shigeki Maruyama.
Angel Cabrera, 44, 4-6-3, Argentina: Fearless, loves to hit driver, and seems to play his best in the big stages – hence his two major titles and his loss to Adam Scott in a Masters playoff this year. Well respected by his peers.
Jason Day, 25, 1-3-1, Australia: Played poorly in the 2011 Presidents Cup in his homeland; hoping for better results in his adopted home, Ohio. Aggressive and talented, he has three seconds, a third and an eighth in majors since 2011.
Brendon de Jonge, 33, rookie, Zimbabwe: Named a captain’s pick by countryman Nick Price, he is winless in 178 career starts on the PGA Tour, though he’s seemingly ready to kick down the door. Made 25 of 30 cuts in 2013, and he hits a lot of greens.
Graham DeLaet, 31, rookie, Canada: Breakthrough season (seven top 10s) for the hard-hitting feel player who finished first in total driving, first in ball-striking, third in GIR, and eighth in the FedEx Cup standings. Still a bit unheralded to fans – and even some teammates.
Ernie Els, 43, 17-16-2, South Africa: Hall of Famer with success at every turn, save for this event. Bitterly disappointed at being on losing side so often, he takes it to heart. A victory and six top 10s in 20 starts at Muirfield Village, so he knows the course.
Branden Grace, 25, rookie, South Africa: Amid snippets of promise, he hasn’t fared well on U.S. soil this year – a whopping 59-over in 30 stroke-play rounds. His success and world ranking come from European Tour, where he won four times in 2012.
Marc Leishman, 29, rookie, Australia: For a while, it looked as though he would be the first Aussie to win the Masters, but he bogeyed No. 15 at Augusta and couldn’t rally. Has decent spurts, but consistency has been a problem, a result of suspect ballstriking.
Hideki Matsuyama, 21, rookie, Japan: Jordan Spieth has made it easy to lose track of this story. In six PGA Tour starts since turning pro in April, Matsuyama finished no worse than T-21, including T-10 at U.S. Open and T-6 at the Open Championship. He also has won four times in on the Japan Golf Tour, including three this year.
Louis Oosthuizen, 30, rookie, South Africa: Might have best swing in golf, but his health (neck, back, hip) is another matter. Was sidelined from Open Championship till the recent Dunhill Links, so the 2010 Open champion has to be considered a question mark.
Charl Schwartzel, 29, 3-1-1, South Africa: When he’s on, he’s very, very good. But confounding how quickly he can turn off. Tied for eighth at The Memorial at Muirfield Village in June. Would seem to be ideal partner with friend and countryman Oosthuizen.
Adam Scott, 33, 10-13-2, Australia: After years of deferring to Els, Vijay Singh and Retief Goosen, the quiet Aussie could be the team leader. Brilliant ball-striker won the Masters and is playing with enormous confidence. He has a decent record at Muirfield Village.
Richard Sterne, 32, rookie, South Africa: Came along before Oosthuizen and Schwartzel and had great promise before he was slowed for several years by back pain. Rejuvenated, he won the Joburg Open by seven over Schwartzel last February. Can be very hard on himself.
Nick Price, captain