Matsuyama is one of just two International players ranked in the top 10.
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The International team has little choice but to embrace the role of underdog as it takes on a formidable United States side at the Presidents Cup starting Thursday.The American players have an average world ranking of 15.5, compared to 31.5 for the Internationals, a team comprising players from outside Europe and the U.S.All 12 American players are ranked in the top 30 globally, led by world No. 1 Dustin Johnson and No. 2 Jordan Spieth.The International team, an eclectic mix of players, has only two ranked in the top 10, Japanese No. 3 Hideki Matsuyama and Australian No. 7 Jason Day.This allowed the International team to hide its weaker bench, and the move almost worked with the Americans squeaking home by one point.
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