President Bush Named Honorary Chairman

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LAKE MANASSAS, Va. (AP) -- President Bush has agreed to be the honorary chairman of The Presidents Cup when it returns to the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in 2005.
 
'President Bush is a great supporter of the game, and his involvement will only serve to enhance the stature of The Presidents Cup,' PGA commissioner Tim Finchem said Tuesday.
 
The Presidents Cup features matches between the United States and a team of international players from everywhere but Europe. Political leaders from the host nation have been honorary chairmen since the tournament started in 1994, when President Ford was given the honor.
 
President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa is honorary chairman for this year's event on Nov. 20-23 at Fancourt in South Africa.
 
Previous chairmen were President Clinton (2000) and the first President Bush (1996) at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, and Prime Minister John Howard (1998) at Royal Melbourne in Australia.
 
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