Tuesday, May 29, 2012


DUBLIN, Ohio -- At a press conference today at Muirfield Village Golf Club, site of this week's Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance and next year's Presidents Cup, US PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem announced that Fred Couples and Nick Price will serve as captains of the U.S. and International Teams, respectively, for The Presidents Cup 2013 in Dublin, Ohio.
Couples, a winner of the Memorial Tournament in 1998 and in the field this week as a sponsor's exemption, joined Finchem in the media centre for the announcement, as did Price, a World Golf Hall of Fame member.
The Presidents Cup 2013 will be held during the week Septenber 30 to October 6 when the biennial competition returns to the United States and Muirfield Village Golf Club becomes the third U.S. golf course to host the prestigious match-play competition, joining Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Prince William County, Virigina (1994, 1996, 2000) and Harding Park Golf Course in San Francisco, California (2009).
Muirfield Village is the first club in the world to host three of golf's most prestigious international team competitions -- The Presidents Cup, Ryder Cup and Solheim Cup. The Americans currently hold a 7-1-1 record in the competition, with Couples leading the U.S. Team to victory in 2009 and 2011.
"Fred Couples and Nick Price will both bring a wealth of enthusiasm and experience to their respective teams for The Presidents Cup 2013, which will only serve to continue the momentum and success of the past nine events," said Finchem.
"Fred's 2-0 record as captain of the U.S. Presidents Cup Team in 2009 and 2011 speaks for itself. He is one of the most charismatic and popular players in Tour history, and that personality has translated into similar success and popularity as captain.
"Fred deserves to continue his role as captain of the U.S. Team and attempt to win for a third time - a feat that has yet to be accomplished at The Presidents Cup. It's more than fitting that Fred will have the chance to better Jack Nicklaus' 2-1-1 record at Jack's course in 2013.
"And while Nick is a 'rookie' captain, his support and promotion of The Presidents Cup has been second to none since the day the event came into existence, putting him at the top of the list to take on this role in 2013.
"He's often called The Presidents Cup his favorite event, and that is high praise from such a successful, international player who has competed in and won events all around the world. Nick is a quality player and an even higher quality person, as exemplified by a resume that includes the Payne Stewart Award and Ambassador of Golf Award. I'm confident he'll be as popular as a leader of the International Team as he was as a teammate."
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