Phil Mickelson was selected to the Presidents Cup as a captain’s pick even though he was 30th in the standings and hasn’t won in two years.
U.S. captain Jay Haas also picked his son, Bill Haas, though that was expected in most corners. Bill Haas played on the last two teams and was 11th in the standings.
Haas says Mickelson deserved a pick after making the last 20 teams – Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup – without needing one. He also described Mickelson as a team leader.
International captain Nick Price selected Sang-moon Bae of South Korea and Steven Bowditch of Australia.
The Presidents Cup is Oct. 8-11 in South Korea. Bae is facing his mandatory military service after the matches.
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