Couples to be Next US Pres Cup Captain


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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