Jay Haas: Replacement Ready if Jim Furyk Unable to Play Presidents Cup

October 1, 2015

There’s another player waiting in the wings for the Presidents Cup, according to U.S. team captain Jay Haas.

In an interview with Sirius XM PGA TOUR Radio, the United States captain admitted that he had made arrangements for a 13th player to take Jim Furyk’s spot, should he withdraw. Furyk withdrew from both the BMW Championship and the Tour Championship with a wrist injury, leaving his plans for the Presidents Cup unclear.

“Jim is still testing his wrist,” Haas said. “I don’t think it’s quite where he wants it to be, but he’s doing everything he can to be [in Korea].”

The interview though, was just a tease; Haas is keeping the potential candidate under wraps.

“I’ve made some contact. He’s got a plane reservation, things like that. Clothing is being readied for him if that happens,” Haas said. “I’d rather not say [who] right now.”

Haas said he has every hope that Furyk will make it out to Korea to represent the United States in what would be his eighth Presidents Cup. With a record of 20-10-3, he’s undoubtedly valuable to the Americans.

Either J.B. Holmes or Brooks Koepka would be the likely choice for Haas, both of whom would be Presidents Cup rookies.