The matches are slated to take place at the Links Golf Course at the Fancourt Hotel and Country Club Estates, a course designed by the International team's captain, Gary Player. Now the international match-play event that visits South Africa for the first time, will go on the week before Thanksgiving.
After the terrorist attacks on the United States in early September, it was decided that the Ryder Cup be pushed back one year to September 27-29, 2002. The 2002 Presidents Cup was scheduled for November 4-10 but was moved back a year so that the events were not six weeks apart.
Jack Nicklaus will be at the helm for the American team as they look to successfully defend their title after routing the International team 21 1/2 to 10 1/2 in October of 2000.
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