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U.S. Team Captain’s Assistant Fred Couples Shares His Thoughts Ahead of The Presidents Cup

Last Updated on Monday, 05 October 2015 01:06 Monday, 05 October 2015 00:17

Fred CouplesINCHEON, South Korea (Kenneth Quillinan/PGATOUR.COM) — With just a matter of days to go until The Presidents Cup begins, final preparations are well underway for what is sure to be a memorable week in Korea. The U.S. Team is strongly fancied to defend its title under the guidance of Captain Jay Haas and his assistants: Love, Stricker and victorious U.S. captain of the past three competitions, Fred Couples. Couples recently shared his thoughts ahead of next week’s milestone event.

How much are you looking forward to coming to Korea to defend The Presidents Cup title?

I think having the Presidents Cup matches in Korea will be great. Korea is a gigantic golf-loving country, as we know from so many new Korean players coming out and doing well on all the tours. I think they will be very excited to host the matches and be able to watch some of the best golfers in the world compete, so I am expecting large and enthusiastic crowds. One of the great things about The Presidents Cup is that it includes so many different countries and players that may not be household names in the United States yet.



Gary Player’s Perspective on The Presidents Cup

Last Updated on Monday, 05 October 2015 01:06 Monday, 05 October 2015 00:12

Gary PlayerINCHEON, South Korea (Kenneth Quillinan/PGATOUR.COM) — Gary Player is in an elite group of only five golfers to ever win the illustrious Grand Slam — and the only one from outside of the United States. There is no doubting that this charismatic South African is one of the best players in history of golf. He also holds close ties with The Presidents Cup and recently shared his thoughts about next week’s competition to be held in Korea.

What is your best memory from previous Presidents Cups?

When I was captain in South Africa of the International Team in 2003, Jack Nicklaus, the American captain, and I decided after the third playoff hole that the match should end in a tie. There couldn’t have been a better ending to the tournament. It was one of the greatest moments in the history of golf and very special to be a part of.

If you were captaining the International Team this year, what advice would you offer up to them?

Simply to play better. They have the talent to win. Just play better.



TPC River Highlands to Get Makeover Before Next Year’s Travelers

Last Updated on Sunday, 04 October 2015 23:35 Sunday, 04 October 2015 23:27

Bubba WatsonCanadian Press

CROMWELL, Connecticut (AP) — TPC River Highlands, the site of the annual Travelers Championship golf tournament, is getting a makeover.

Officials have begun a multi-million dollar project that is expected to be completed by the spring.



What McIlroy Needs to Regain No. 1 Spot

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 October 2015 09:11 Thursday, 01 October 2015 09:07

Rory McIlroy(Brian Wacker/PGATOUR.COM) — Of the three players who traded being No. 1 in the world six times in six weeks — something that never happened before this year — Rory McIlroy has spent the most time atop the Official World Golf Rankings.

He first reached No. 1 in 2012 and has held that position much of the time since.

What will it take for the 26-year-old Northern Irishman to replace Spieth and get back there?



This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 September 2015 21:36 Tuesday, 29 September 2015 20:59

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Site: Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: TPC Sawgrass, Dye's Valley Course (6,864 yards, par 70).

Purse: $1 million. Winner’s Share: $180,000.



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