Burning Questions Ahead of the 2013 Presidents Cup

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Burning Questions Ahead of the 2013 Presidents Cup
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The 10th Presidents Cup gets underway Thursday as the top American golfers look to continue their dominance over their international counterparts at Muirfield Village.

On paper, the United States has the talent, experience and depth advantage over the international team, which has won only once in the previous nine editions of the competition.

Like the Ryder Cup, however, anything can happen in the pressure-packed environment of a Presidents Cup, and no one honestly knows what to expect at Muirfield this week.

In fact, there are a bevy of significant questions hovering over the event as the two teams make their final preparations at Jack Nicklaus’ storied and challenging layout.

Can the internationals overcome their lack of experience? Are U.S. captain Fred Couples’ two best players in top form for the event? How much of a home-field advantage do the Yanks have at Muirfield?

Those are just some of the unknowns that absolutely beg answers as the latest edition of this growing rivalry prepares to launch later this week.

We can’t cover them all, but here are some of the hottest questions surrounding the Presidents Cup as the action nears its teeing off point.

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