Presidents Cup 2013: Complete Guide to the Tournament

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Presidents Cup 2013: Complete Guide to the Tournament
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While it still lacks the immense prestige and vast history of the Ryder Cup, the 10th Presidents Cup promises to deliver the same level of intensity, pressure and quality play this weekend at Muirfield Village Golf Club.

The veteran and tested United States team looks to continue its dominance over the Internationals, who have managed to win just one of the previous nine matches between the two sides.

That victory came way back in 1998, and the Americans have won five matches since then, a run interrupted only by a tie in 2003.

The Americans won last year’s Cup 19-15 down in Australia.

This year’s team, which is led by captain Fred Couples for the third straight time, not only has home-field advantage but an edge in experience as well. The Nick Price-captained Internationals have seven rookies on its team compared to only a quartet for the United States.

While the advantage then would appear to be with the United States, competitions such as the Presidents Cup sometimes go against conventional wisdom considering the amount of passion and pressure they generate.

The four days of intense competition opens on Thursday with four-ball matches and runs through Sunday’s singles battles, which always generate great drama.

Whichever flag you follow, read on and get yourself ready for the competition as we preview key aspects of the latest installment of this growing international team rivalry.

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