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Sep 28, 2011, 03.45 AM IST | Source: Reuters

Woods among four wildcard selections to Presidents Cup

Woods among four wildcard selections to Presidents Cup

REUTERS - Tiger Woods and Bill Haas were named as United States captain Fred Couples's Presidents Cup wildcard picks while Greg Norman used Australians Robert Allenby and Aaron Baddeley to fill his International lineup on Tuesday.

Couples, who had already reserved one of his two spots for Woods, used the other on red-hot Haas, who cashed in on Sunday by winning the season-ending Tour Championship in Atlanta and the $10 million bonus as FedExCup points champion.

Norman opted for two Australians who grew up near the Royal Melbourne Golf Club where the Ryder Cup-style competition will be contested from Nov. 17-20.

Baddeley, who came up one shot short of joining Haas and Hunter Mahan in the playoff to decide the Tour Championship, did enough at East Lake to impress Norman while Allenby, a Melbourne native, will provide some local expertise.

(Writing by Steve Keating in Toronto; Editing by Frank Pingue; To query or comment on this story email sportsfeedback@thomsonreuters.com)

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