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Fowler has enjoyed previous success in Korea 10-06-2015
Rickie Fowler
Rickie Fowler makes his debut in the biennial competition and preps for the first playing of The Presidents Cup in Asia. Fowler notched his first professional title by winning the 2011 Kolon Korea Open (OneAsia Tour) by six strokes over Rory McIlroy, so he'll will carry fond memories into Incheon, Korea, this week. One of five rookies on the U.S. Team, Fowler claimed his spot by finishing sixth in the points standings. He is a two-time member of the Ryder Cup, most recently posting a 0-2-3 record in the 2014 edition at Gleneagles in Scotland, and also played on two Walker Cups teams in 2007 and 2009. In his sixth season on the PGA TOUR, the 26-year-old was having a relatively uneventful campaign prior to THE PLAYERS, where he played his final six holes in 6-under, eventually winning in a three-hole aggregate playoff. He later claimed the title at the Deutsche Bank Championship for his first multiple-win season on TOUR and would finish a career best fourth in the FedExCup standings. Fowler also won the Scottish Open on the European Tour in July.
Schwartzel looks to end International's skid 10-06-2015
Charl Schwartzel
South Africa's Charl Schwartzel is in Incheon, Korea, for his third consecutive playing of The Presidents Cup. In easily his worst of five seasons on the PGA TOUR, Schwartzel ended his 2014-15 campaign 106th in the FedExCup standings, failing to advance past The Barclays for the first time in his career. In 19 total starts on the season, he posted just three top 10s, including a timely and season-best T3 at the Wyndham Championship to get into the FEC Playoffs. Elsewhere, he made four starts on the European Tour with one top 10 (T9, Abu Dhabi) and missed two cuts, including by four strokes at last week's Alfred Dunhill Links. The 31-year-old was on the losing side in his two prior appearances in The Presidents Cup (2011, 2013) where he owns a 5-4-1 record. At the 2013 edition, he went 1-3-0 in foursomes and four-balls, teamed each time with countryman Louis Oosthuizen, and was a 2 and 1 winner over Keegan Bradley in Sunday singles.
Kirk healthy ahead of Presidents Cup debut 10-06-2015
Chris Kirk
Chris Kirk readies for his Presidents Cup debut at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea. Kirk is one of five first-timers on the 12-man U.S. Team having finished 10th in automatic qualifying to earn the final spot on captain Jay Haas' squad. Following the U.S. Open in June, where he finished 75th, broke his right hand playing with his kids and would eventually miss seven weeks of competition. Returned to a missed cut at The Barclays at the end of August (76-68) and posted T29 in his Deutsche Bank defense. He exited the FedExCup Playoffs 44th in the standings after T60 at the BMW Championship. In his fifth season on the PGA TOUR, the 30-year-old made 21 starts, with three top 10s, including his fourth career victory (Crowne Plaza Invitational) in come-from-behind fashion after entering the final round three adrift. Kirk was part of a national championship team at the University of Georgia and was also a member of the U.S. Walker Cup Team.
Bae in swan song prior to national service 10-06-2015
Sang-Moon Bae
South Korea's Sangmoon Bae will represent the host country at the 11th edition of The Presidents Cup played this year at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea. Okay, it's not really a swan song in the true sense of the word, but Bae has known since a South Korean court ruling back in July that he has to fulfill his mandatory two-year military service to the homeland. A U.S. resident since 2013, Bae had sought exemption from his national obligation, exemptions typically granted to Olympic medal winners, but eventually lost. Notable in that it will be interesting to see Bae's reception from the galleries who may not look on the 29-year-old as favorably as one would've expected. Despite finishing 19th in automatic qualifying, Bae made the roster via a captain's pick, along with fellow first-timer Steven Bowditch. In his fourth season on the PGA TOUR, he made 30 starts with five top 10s and one win (Frys.com Open), his second career title. He has won two professional events at Nicklaus GC Korea.
J. Day anchors International squad in Korea 10-06-2015
Jason Day
Jason Day hopes to keep the putter hot ahead of The Presidents Cup this week in Incheon, Korea. Day arrives on the heels of a memorable summer. His putter caught fire and it never cooled off as he hoisted the trophy in four of his last seven starts of the 2014-15 season. He won't be playing for individual honor this week, as he represents the International team for the third straight edition. In the past, he's recorded a Presidents Cup record of 4-4-2. Given his current form, it would be very surprising to see that number decline over the next week.
Kuchar brings experience to Presidents Cup 10-06-2015
Matt Kuchar
Matt Kuchar takes his talents to Incheon, Korea, for a third appearance at The Presidents Cup. Kuchar is just 4-5-1 in his past Presidents Cup matches. He is coming off a down-year, as well, where he earned just 59% of total earnings when compared to the year prior. Luckily, that is all relative as he still yielded top 25s in 14-of-25 starts and missed just one cut along the way. When you combine that consistency with his care-free cheerful demeanor, you can see why Kuchar is one of Team United States' best assets.
Jaidee seeks beginner's luck @ Presidents Cup 10-06-2015
Thongchai Jaidee
Thongchai Jaidee readies for the 11th edition of The Presidents Cup, this week in Incheon, Korea. Jaidee has represented Asia six times for the Royal Trophy but will make his Presidents Cup debut this week. His career record in match play events is lengthy, and nothing to scoff at. Over the years he's compiled a 19-15-4 record which includes a 13-9-2 clip in singles. The seven-time European Tour winner looks to be a valuable asset for the International squad.
B. Haas ready to prove naysers wrong in Korea 10-06-2015
Bill Haas
Bill Haas preps for his third appearance at The Presidents Cup as he sets his eyes on Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea. Long-time NCAA basketball fans are well aware of the coach's son phenomenon where the sons of head coaches seemingly take their game to levels previously unseen during March Madness. That could be the case for Haas this week as he plays the captain's son role. Bringing a career Presidents Cup record of 3-5-2, gamers should look for Haas to improve upon that record as he proves he really belongs on this team.
Morrison heads to Woburn for British Masters 10-06-2015
James Morrison enjoys a home game this week as he tees it up in the British Masters in southern England.

This is his debut in the event which is returning to the schedule after a seven-year absence. Morrison may be playing competitively over the tree-lined Marquess course at Woburn for the first time but he does have some strong form at Wentworth which has similar characteristics in terms of location and layout. The Englishman was T11 there in this year's BMW PGA Championship and also posted T10 in the same event back in 2012. The 30-year-old has a win and a second this year and his latest form will appeal to gamers too -- T12 at the Porsche European Open and T13 in last week's Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
JM Singh hopes to find form on Masters return 10-06-2015
Jeev Milkha Singh
Jeev Milkha Singh was T5 in the last British Masters to be played and he'll try his luck again in this week's edition at Woburn.

That top five came back at The Belfry in 2008 after which the tournament fell of the European Tour schedule until it was resurrected this year. Singh has played in 24 events this season but only cashed in 10 and is down at 153rd on the Race To Dubai. The latest was a T33 in the Open de Italia although since then he's missed the cut at the Porsche European Open in Germany and last week's Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland. The Indian has contested two previous British Masters on this week's course, the Marquess, but crashed out at halfway in both 2001 and 2003.
British Masters set to be next stop for Yang 10-06-2015
Y.E. Yang
Y.E. Yang will head to the British Masters at Woburn in England this week to contest his 17th European Tour event of the season.

Yang is 77th on the Race To Dubai with best finishes of T4 at the Shenzhen International in China and T10 in the Scottish Open. He posted T43 in last week's Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. The winner of the 2009 PGA Championship has three top 25s in his last five starts on English soil, including T22 in May's BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. This will be his debut on the Marquess course at Woburn.