Presidents Cup: Is Phil Mickelson's 23 consecutive appearances for United States of America untouchable?

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Global team rookies Kim Si-Woo and Emiliano Grillo face a baptism of fire on Thursday when they launch their first Presidents Cup against Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed.

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Day is one of three Australians on the global team, alongside Adam Scott and Marc Leishman, who won the BMW Championship. They own a combined 5-1-2 record in Presidents Cup and Ryder Cups and they'll be facing off against Kim and Grillo, who are both rookies in this competition.

"This is different", he said.

'There were some intrepid times, not just for this golf tournament but for life going forward'. "So we'll see tomorrow". Former Florida State Seminoles Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger will square off against South Africans Louis Oosthuizen and Branden Grace in the fourth match.

What's your mindset heading into the Presidents Cup, knowing it's on American soil this year and that the USA team has won six in a row? "As much as he's been injured, it's probably wonderful for him to be out here and the camaraderie, and he provides just so much experience and knowledge".

"We've seen plenty of energy in those, so it's going to be fun and interesting to see how insane we can get this NY crowd and how many people we can get out here, " he said. I really am. I think we've got a good group of guys.

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"I just wanted to know what they wanted to do and how we wanted to proceed as a team", he explained. "He tapped me on the head and said, 'Well, if you want to try to achieve all that, you're going to have to grow a little.' I did grow a little - about 4 inches".

The 25-year-old Japanese star is the highest-ranked player on the global team at number three in the world. Then I usually have chicken, or most likely chicken, broccoli and rice, another protein shake, and then probably something like steak and broccoli or something like that. He is hitting wedges up to 60 yards, but that's as far as he said his doctors will allow him to go.

On paper, they have a far stronger team than their global counterparts with Mickelson the lowest ranked player at 30th in the world. "But right now, it's something that I'm really proud of". So we've kind of gotten used to each other.

A vocal big-city crowd will only add to the atmosphere.

"Overall, I'm very optimistic how I'm progressing, " the 14-time major champion said.

"The latter is paying off. Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler have been dropping by my house for putting contests. They're heavy favorites, but we don't have any pressure".



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