Couples And Norman Named Captains

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) -- Fred Couples and Greg Norman are
the new captains for the 2009 Presidents Cup in San Francisco. It's
the first time both captains have previously competed in the
matches.

Couples has played on five Presidents Cup teams for the United
States, and he hit the winning shot the first two years. Norman sat
out the inaugural year in 1994 because of an illness, then played
on the next three teams. Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player had been captains the last three matches.

The Presidents Cup will be played in October 2009 at Harding
Park in San Francisco. The United States has a 5-1-1 record,
winning last year at Royal Montreal. The International team's only
victory was in 1998 in Australia.

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