Couples to be Next US Pres Cup Captain

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Popular PGA TOUR player Fred Couples is set to be named the next captain of the United States Presidents Cup team, according to a report.
 
Golf World has reported on its Web site that the official announcement will be made on Tuesday.
 
Couples would replace Jack Nicklaus, who guided the U.S. to a 2-0-1 record in the last three matches against the international team. The Americans have won two straight competitions to run their record to 5-1-1 overall.
 
Nicklaus and Gary Player negotiated a controversial tie in South Africa in 2003.
 
Couples will be 50 when the Presidents Cup begins Oct. 8, 2009 at Harding Park in San Francisco. He is a 15-time winner on the PGA TOUR, including the 1992 Masters.
 
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