September 30 2013
By Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM
DUBLIN, Ohio -- As Fred Couples ponders the possibilities for the opening Four-Ball matches at the Presidents Cup, he has history and past performances on his side.
Couples makes his selections known at 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday and all 12 players on each team will see action in the Four-Ball matches on Thursday beginning at 11:45 a.m. ET. Here are some possible American teams -- use the Comments section below to let us know who you'd like to see play together.
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Keegan Bradley-Phil Mickelson: Why argue with success? The two went 3-0 at the Ryder Cup, including two Foursomes wins. They'd be a great leadoff group, too.
Webb Simpson-Bill Haas: These two Wake Forest All-Americans have similar understated styles -- on and off the course. They often play practice rounds together and have talked about the possibility of a Presidents Cup partnership.
Tiger Woods-Matt Kuchar: Many would expect Woods to partner Stricker after the two went 4-0 at Harding Park but they're 2-5 in international competition since. So maybe its time for some Ping-Pong karma with the undisputed king of the table in Kuchar.
Steve Stricker-Jordan Spieth: Both lit it up during the Playoffs with five top-four finishes between them, including joint runners-up at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. The veteran Stricker will be a steadying influence, too.
Jason Dufner-Zach Johnson: These two were a solid team at Medinah last year when they went 2-1 -- with both wins coming in Foursomes. Johnson had arguably the best summer of any player not named Henrik Stenson and Dufner has two top-10s in four starts since his PGA win.
Hunter Mahan-Brandt Snedeker: Both players started the season on hot streaks but cooled off through the spring and early summer. They've rounded into form again nicely, though, and Snedeker can make birdies with the best of them. Mahan thrives in match play, too, winning and finishing second in the last two World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championships.