Presidential dilemma: Trouble with PB&J sandwiches

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INCHEON, South Korea – The Presidents Cup is being held in Asia for the first time, and one critical component got lost in translation.

How to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

That's been a staple for years during long days of matches and even some practice rounds. But it took most of the week at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea for the food handlers to understand exactly what they wanted.

On the first day, the Americans got their order of the PB&J - one sandwich was filled with peanut butter, another was filled with jelly.

Davis Love III, an assistant captain at these matches, politely explained that the peanut butter and jelly are in the same sandwich. The next day was a slight improvement. The sandwich featured a piece of bread that was spread with peanut butter, another piece of bread, then the jelly and then more bread, much like a club sandwich.

''We finally showed him what we wanted,'' Love said. ''You spread the peanut butter on the bread, then the jelly. He said, 'OK, I can do that. But it's gross.'''

Alas, the Americans finally got the sandwiches they wanted.

The International team? That still required some work.

Nick Price's team was asked what kind of sandwiches they wanted for the final practice session on Thursday. The request was for ham and cheese, and peanut butter and jelly. And that's what they got - only it was one sandwich.

Between two slices of bread were ham, cheese, peanut butter and jelly.

Now that's gross.