The 2015 Presidents Cup Captain’s Picks
The 2015 Presidents Cup will take place this next month at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea marking the first time this event will be played in Asia. Team Captains Jay Haas and Nick Price have had months to keep an eye out for potential Captain’s Picks playing well throughout the season. The 2015 Presidents Cup will take place this next month at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea marking the first time this event will be played in Asia. . The captains have made their picks, when it comes to betting on golf, with Captain’s Picks and Teams finalized, lets take a look at the new additions to the teams.
Phil Mickelson – Phil Mickelson has played his way on to every single Presidents Cup Team ever. Not to mention 8 Ryder Cup Teams, and never needed to be a Captain’s Pick. This pick was seemingly a no-brainer for the attitude and experience that he is going to bring to the locker room. Mickelson is going to provide veteran leadership both on and on the course and always seems to show up for these types of formats. Just wish Keegan was there to be his partner again.
Bill Haas – One of the best, and most overlooked golf stories of the year. After finishing the season in the 11th spot in Presidents Cup standings, Haas was the second Captain’s Pick for Haas. Yes, they are related. How great is it that a father captaining a US team has the opportunity to justifiably select his own son to play for him? Jay Haas has said that he planned on picking the 11 guy all along, but this 11 guy makes the story so much better. You may not find anyone working harder to play well than Bill Haas.
Steven Bowditch – Bowditch is another 11 guy when it comes to year-end standings. This makes him a hard to argue pick for Captain Nick Price. Lets put it this way, Bowditch finished the season with 123.74 points and #10 guy Danny Lee finished with 124.26 points. Not to mention like half of the team is comprised of fellow Aussies. Bowditch has been through a lot to get to this point and is going to be a great fit for an International team that generally has a better comraderie than some past US Teams.
Sangmoon Bae – Best pick ever? Probably. Sangmoon Bae has had a fantastic year with one win and 5 Top 10’s, and holy cow is his golf swing good. Apart from that, a native of South Korea, Bae has been called to 2 years of mandatory military service at the end of the season – regardless of the fact that he is in the midst of becoming a star on the PGA Tour. Throughout the process, Bae has handled all of it with grace and charm. Now he has the chance to play in his home country in the biggest golf event ever to be played in Asia. Watching him with the crowds is going to be absolutely mesmerizing and something really special.