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Presidents Cup 2013 Schedule: Complete Viewing Guide for Tournament

DUBLIN, OH - OCTOBER 01:  Tiger Woods of the U.S. Team plays a shot during a practice round prior to the start of The Presidents Cup at the Muirfield Village Golf Club on October 1, 2013 in Dublin, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Steven CookContributor IIIOctober 2, 2013

The 2013 Presidents Cup is here, and the biennial tournament is one of your last chances to watch world-class golf on a big stage this year. 

Don't scoff at the fact that it's not a major championship or the Ryder Cup. The Presidents Cup will still feature the world's best golfers facing off against one another in an exciting format that will draw viewers from across the world.

Here's how you can tune in to the action as well as information about some of the most likely top performers.

 

Most Notable Golfers

Tiger Woods

DUBLIN, OH - OCTOBER 01:  Tiger Woods of the U.S. Team waits on the practice ground prior to the start of The Presidents Cup at the Muirfield Village Golf Club on October 1, 2013 in Dublin, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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It doesn't matter how long it's been since he's won a major or who is around him—every time Tiger Woods is in the field, he's unquestionably the most notable golfer on the course. 

Woods failed to end his major drought (since 2008) this season, but he was still one of the best golfers on the PGA Tour, and he asserted his dominance on a consistent basis. 

The 37-year-old will surely be a huge factor in the tournament, but it won't be with longtime partner Steve Stricker, as James Corrigan of The Telegraph reported Tuesday. The two lost three times to Europe last summer in the Ryder Cup.

It'll be interesting to see how Tiger responds to playing without his old sidekick.

 

Angel Cabrera

LAKE FOREST, IL - SEPTEMBER 12:  Angel Cabrera of Argentina hits off the fourth tee during the First Round of the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club on September 12, 2013 in Lake Forest, Illinois.  (Photo by Michael Cohen/Getty Images)
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Angel Cabrera isn't quite on the short list of world-famous golfers, but he certainly fits the bill when it comes to the Presidents Cup.

The 44-year-old is one of the most respected golfers on both the European Tour and PGA Tour, and that makes a huge difference in his value to the International team. His experience bodes well for younger stars seeking help in this unfamiliar tournament.

Cabrera's game has spoken for itself for the first time in a while too. He took Adam Scott to the very end at Augusta this year before the Australian won his first major at the Masters, and he tends to be in the running late in majors more often than not.

If he can channel his early 2012 game, Cabrera could be a real difference-maker.

 

Phil Mickelson

DUBLIN, OH - OCTOBER 01: Phil Mickelson (C) of the U.S. Team of the hugs captain Fred Couples (L) and Webb Simpson (R) on the practice ground prior to the start of The Presidents Cup at Muirfield Village Golf Course on October 1, 2013 in Dublin, Ohio.  (P
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This year, Phil Mickelson emerged with arguably his best golf ever just months after being written off completely. 

He tends to be one of the three or four favorites for any big tournament, and his British Open victory made the statement that he's not going anywhere anytime soon.

As for his success in match play, he formed a dynamic duo with Keegan Bradley in last year's Ryder Cup and was a rare bright spot for an American side that suffered defeat to Europe. 

The U.S. team is the defending champion in this tournament. Perhaps that will help light a fire beneath his teammates.

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