Mar Leishman to face Tiger Woods in Presidents Cup

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Australian top-ranked golfer Jason Day will lead off the International team charge and Australian rookie Marc Leishman will face off against world No.1 Tiger Woods in the Presidents Cup 2013 at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, the United States, local media reported on Thursday.

The Presidents Cup opening day pairings were announced on Thursday morning.

Leishman, a captain's pick and one of the seven rookies in the International team, has been paired with former Masters winner, Argentine golfer Angel Cabrera to face Americans Woods and Matt Kuchar in one of the six four-ball matches that will be played in Thursday's opening day of the Presidents Cup.

Day, world No.7, paired with Canadian rookie Graham DeLaet, will lead off the 10th playing of the biennial competition against the Americans Hunter Mahan and Brandt Snedeker.

Masters champion, Australian Adam Scott will pair with Japan's latest star Hideki Matsuyama in the second match against Americans Bill Haas and Webb Simpson.

South African major winning duo Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel come together in match three against another major winning double act in Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley.

South African veteran Ernie Els has been paired with captain's pick Brendon de Jonge of Zimbabwe in match four against Steve Stricker and America's young gun Jordan Spieth.

The final match of the afternoon puts South Africans Branden Grace and Richard Sterne up against Zach Johnson and Jason Dufner.

"I think we've got some great match ups there, I really do," said International team captain Nick Price.

"A lot of long hitters in the groups there, and I think obviously the U.S. has got a little bit more experience than we have, but I think what we lack in experience we'll make up for in enthusiasm."

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