Facts and figures for the Presidents Cup

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Facts and figures for the 13th Presidents Cup matches:
Teams: United States against an International team of players from everywhere but Europe.
Dates: Dec. 12-15.

Venue: Royal Melbourne Golf Club.
Length: 7,055 yards.
Par: 71.
Points needed to win: 15½.
Captains: Tiger Woods (U.S.) and Ernie Els (International)
Defending champion: United States.
Series: United States leads, 10-1-1
Format: Nine matches of foursomes, nine matches of fourballs, 12 singles matches. Each is worth one point.
Last time: The Americans won for the seventh straight time, building such a big lead they only needed one point from 12 singles matches to secure the victory. They wound up with a 19-11 victory at Liberty National, where President Donald Trump attended the final round.
Last time at Royal Melbourne: Tiger Woods, a captain’s pick for the first time, won the clinching match as the Americans atoned for their only Presidents Cup loss at Royal Melbourne with a 19-15 victory. Jim Furyk became the fourth player to win all five of his matches.
International team: Byeong Hun An, Abraham Ancer, Adam Hadwin, Sungjae Im, Marc Leishman, Haotong Li, Hideki Matsuyama, Joaquin Niemann, Louis Oosthuizen, C.T. Pan, Adam Scott, Cameron Smith.
U.S. team: Patrick Cantlay, Bryson DeChambeau, Tony Finau, Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Patrick Reed, Xander Schauffele, Webb Simpson, Justin Thomas, Gary Woodland, Tiger Woods.
Tale of the tape: The entire U.S. team is among the top 25 in the world. The International team has only three players in the top 25.
Tiger tales: Tiger Woods is the first Presidents Cup captain to pick himself to play.
Key Statistic: Only five players from the last American team are at Royal Melbourne.
Notable: Royal Melbourne is where the International team won for the only time in the Presidents Cup in 1998.
Quotable: “I know that he does not want to go down there and not come back without the cup.” — Rickie Fowler on U.S. captain Tiger Woods.
Television (all times EDT): Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to midnight (Golf Channel); Thursday, 7 p.m. to midnight (Golf Channel); Friday, 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 6 p.m. to midnight (Golf Channel).

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