Top players look forward to Presidents Cup clash

Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:08am EDT
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By Larry Fine

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Now that the Tour Championship and FedExCup playoffs are finished, many of golf's top players are looking ahead to the next big event -- the President's Cup.

Jordan Spieth capped a stellar season to secure both the season-ending trophies on Sunday, along with reclaiming the world number one ranking and an $11.4 million pay-day.

But the American was already relishing the prospect of clashing with rival Jason Day at the biennial tournament in Incheon, South Korea, from Oct. 8.

Spieth will spearhead the United States' bid for a sixth straight victory against an International team anchored by Australian Day.

"I think it would be a cool match-up if I was able to play Jason in a couple of weeks' time," Spieth said after Sunday's double-victory allowed him to leapfrog Day into the top ranking.

"I think it would be fun."

Bae Sang-moon, one of the two captain's picks on the International team, will soon begin mandatory military service in South Korea, but the 29-year-old is eager for what he is sure will be a memorable experience on home soil.

"I'm really excited to be in Korea. It will be my first Presidents Cup and in my country. That really means a lot," he told Reuters after finishing tied for 18th at the elite Tour Championship.   Continued...

Sep 27, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Jordan Spieth stands with his trophies after winning the final round of the Tour Championship by Coca-Cola at East Lake Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports