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Jordan Speith into Prez Cup; Furyk misses out

Jordan Speith's 2013 just got even better. The youngster, who is still not even of legal drinking age in the United States, added a call-up to next month's Presidents Cup to his first PGA Tour win in July.

At just 20 years of age, Spieth became the youngest PGA Tour winner since 1931, clinching this year's John Deere Classic. It was a victory that clearly impressed United States captain Fred Couples who picked Speith and former US Open champion Webb Simpson as his wildcard selection.

Couples said: "To pick Jordan was the right move and he is having an incredible year.

"He is one of our top players, even though he is only 20. I'm excited to have a young kid on the team.

"I left Keegan out two years ago, and that was a killer decision. He has become one of the best young players in the game. It's a team game, and everybody I talked to on the team wanted Spieth. He definitely deserves it."

Jim Furyk, the world No15, who has been part of every US Ryder Cup and President's Cup team for the last 16 years was the big name that missed out. Instead, it was the man 23 years his junior who will step up to the plate.

"Can't even describe what it means to represent USA," Spieth said on Twitter.

US team: Tiger Woods, Brandt Snedeker, Phil Mickelson, Matt Kuchar, Jason Dufner, Keegan Bradley, Steve Stricker, Bill Haas, Hunter Mahan, Zach Johnson, Webb Simpson (captain's pick), Jordan Spieth (captain's pick).

International team: Adam Scott (Australia), Jason Day (Australia), Charl Schwartzel (South Africa), Ernie Els (South Africa), Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa), Hideki Matsuyama (Japan), Branden Grace (South Africa), Graham DeLaet (Canada), Richard Sterne (South Africa), Angel Cabrera (Argentina), Marc Leishman (Australia, captain's pick), Brendon de Jonge (Zimbabwe, captain's pick).

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