President Bush, honorary chairman of the 2005 Presidents Cup, posed for photos with the two golfers and the gold cup in the Oval Office.
Nicklaus and Player are returning as captains for the 2005 Presidents Cup, giving them a chance to settle last year's tie. Nicklaus is leading the U.S. team and Player, who is from South Africa, is heading the international team.
The Presidents Cup is scheduled for September at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va., where it has been played in the United States every time since the matches began in 1994 between the Americans and an international team from everywhere in the world except Europe.
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