The 2013 Presidents Cup will feature the debut of six rookies to the event, including 20-year-old Jordan Spieth.
That many rookies could mean any number of things as the United States and International teams get together starting Thursday at the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.
How will those rookies, most of whom have experience on golf’s professional tours, handle the pressure of team competition, not to mention the pressure of representing their countries?
And while the natural assumption might be that the biggest X-factors in this event are the rookies, that may be incorrect.
Here’s a look at the players I think will be the biggest X-factors for their teams.