Spieth, Morikawa are Presidents Cup picks

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Major champions Jordan Spieth and Collin Morikawa are among the six captain's picks for the US Presidents Cup team later this month.

In addition to Spieth and Morikawa, US captain Davis Love III completed his 12-player team on Wednesday by naming Max Homa, Billy Horschel, Kevin Kisner, and Cameron Young.

Homa, Horschel, Morikawa and Young will all be making their Presidents Cup debut at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina, from September 20-25.

Kisner and Spieth return for their second and fourth appearances, respectively.

The captain's picks join the six automatic qualifiers: Scottie Scheffler, Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schauffele, Justin Thomas, Sam Burns and Tony Finau.

Team USA will be heavy favourites to triumph against an International squad hit by a wave of LIV Golf defectors.

The biennial Presidents Cup pits a team from the United States against international players from outside Europe.

The United States have dominated the competition, winning on 11 of the 13 occasions it has been held, including each of the last eight.

The International team was hit hard as a number of players, including British Open champion Cameron Smith, joined LIV Golf and were suspended from the PGA Tour as a result, making them ineligible.

This week, Smith's fellow Australian, Cam Davis, was one of six captain's picks for the International team by Trevor Immelman.

Veteran Australian Adam Scott qualified automatically for his 10th Presidents Cup