Cup answers and questions


DUBLIN, Ohio – As reported earlier Jack Nicklaus and PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem confirmed on Wednesday that Muirfield Village Golf Club will host the 2013 Presidents Cup.

According to Finchem, Nicklaus brought up the idea to host the event at the 2007 matches in Canada and it seemed like a natural fit considering the four-time captain’s involvement in the matches. A Muirfield Village cup also gives the Tour a Midwest venue for its marquee event.

Still to be decided, however, is whether Nicklaus will captain the 2013 U.S. team. “It hasn’t been decided, but I suspect I will not,” Nicklaus said. “When I start to look at names of players out there I don’t recognize any of them.”

The date of the ’13 matches is also being negotiated. If the matches are held the first week in October, its traditional date, Presidents Cup officials are hopeful the Buckeyes will at least have a night game.

“Football’s big here, Tim (Finchem),” Jack Nicklaus II cracked to the commissioner.