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US Team set for Presidents Cup

The results of the BMW Championship at Cog Hill have not only decided which 30 golfers go through to the final tournament of the FedEx Cup at East Lake next week, but they have also determined who will be going to Australia with the U.S. Team for the Presidents Cup in November.

And despite all the possibilities for captain Fred Couples’ team, there was no change.

David Toms moved from the No. 10 to No.8 with his tie for 10th. Hunter Mahan nailed down his spot, and the other seven player including Matt Kuchar, Steve Stricker, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Nick Watney, Webb Simpson and Bubba Watson were already locks.

However, there was heartache for one player.

Bill Haas, whose father, Jay, is the team's assistant captain, cost himself an automatic spot with a horrid back nine.

Tied for third at the BMW going into the final round, Haas needed to shoot 75 or better to book his ticket Down Under.

But a bogey on the 12th and double bogey on the par-4 13th set the downward spiral. Haas played his last seven holes in 6 over and finished with a 78.

He has never played in a Presidents or Ryder Cup, and wanted nothing more than to join his father in Australia.

''I knew if I played well, something good would happen,'' Haas said. ''And I knew if I played bad, nothing would happen.''

Instead, Haas' collapse meant Jim Furyk secured a spot on the Presidents Cup team.

"I'm disappointed I won't be at the Tour Championship," Furyk said. "(But) everyone knows I value Presidents Cup and Ryder Cup teams a lot. I take a lot of pride in making those teams, and I really want to be on the team."


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