A disappointed Jim Furyk learned that he would not be playing in the Presidents Cup via text message. Jim was waiting for a call to hear whether or not he was on the team. No call needed just a quick message from his phone. For me I find that odd. Can you imagine if you applied for a job and they company sent you a text to say you didn’t get it. Granted a phone call or email isn’t taking away some of the disappointment, but it is still a more polite and respectful way to get the bad news. For Furyk this is the first time since 1996 that he will not be participating in this event. U.S. Captain Fred Couples used his captain’s picks Wednesday on Webb Simpson and Jordan Spieth. Jordan is 20 years old, a rookie, and will be the youngest American in Presidents Cup history. For Furyk, he spoke on learning about not making the cut. “I’m disappointed,” said Furyk. “I’m sure Dustin Johnson is disappointed and Bubba (Watson) is disappointed. Webb and Jordan, I think they’re good picks and they’re going to be excited. You’ve got to say `yes’ to somebody and `no’ to somebody.” He continued, “I felt he would pick Webb because he was so close to making the team, the difference of about $6,000 in the last tournament. I thought I was the last guy up in the air.” Couples said, “I wanted dearly to be on the team.” Stricker was runner-up at the TPC Boston to earn one of the 10 qualifying spots. Furyk essentially was beaten out by Spieth, who started the year with no status and already has a win, a runner-up after losing in a playoff and is guaranteed a trip to the Tour Championship. On the text message to Furyk Couples said he couldn’t handle a phone call, so he said that he “took the easy way out and sent him a text. The whole thing was not fun,” Furyk finished up at 13th place in the Presidents Cup standings. Couples narrowed it down to Furyk, Dustin Johnson, Spieth and Simpson. Furyk is ranked 15th in the world. He is higher in the ranks than every player on the International team except for Adam Scott. The Presidents Cup is Oct. 3-6 at Muirfield Village, where Jim did win the Memorial back in 2002. “I have a lot of good friends and teammates, guys I admire and respect on the team, as well as three captains,” Furyk said. “My heart will be with them. I’ll be rooting hard for them.” Furyk showed class even though he didn’t make the team. He said the right thing in that interview. Plus he didn’t conduct the interview via text.