Presidents Cup 2013 Schedule: Day 1 Start Time, TV Coverage and Live Stream
The United States will be looking to get off on the right foot when Presidents Cup play starts Thursday, as it's looking for its fifth-straight title in the event.
Since the event started in 1994, it's been a prolonged spell of domination from the U.S. team. It's won seven of nine titles with the International team winning in 1998 and the 2003 edition ending in a tie.
This the fourth year in a row Fred Couples has captained the United States, while Nick Price has taken over for Greg Norman on the other side.
The Presidents Cup is a fun event, as it's interesting to watch these golfers used to playing only for themselves, representing something larger and playing together as a team.
Here's a quick preview for the Presidents Cup.
When: Thursday, Oct. 3 through Sunday, Oct. 6
Where: Muirfield Village Golf Club, Dublin, Ohio
TV Schedule (courtesy of Presidents Cup official website)
|Date||Time (ET)||TV||Live Stream|
|Thursday, Oct. 3||12 p.m.-6 p.m.||Golf Channel||Golf Live Extra|
|Friday, Oct. 4||1 p.m.-6 p.m.||Golf Channel||Golf Live Extra|
|Saturday, Oct. 5||9 a.m.-6 p.m.||NBC||Golf Live Extra|
|Sunday, Oct. 6||12 p.m.-6 p.m.||NBC||Golf Live Extra|
Tournament Schedule and Format
|Day||Event||No. of Matches|
Much like the Ryder Cup, the Presidents Cup is all about the team performance. A golfer can hit 18 holes-in-one in a round, and it's going to count just the same as somebody who won it on the 18th hole.
Who wins the Presidents Cup?
There are 34 matches in total, with each match netting the winners one point. In the event of a tie after 18 holes, the match is halved, and each team receives 0.5 points.
Following the tie in 2003, it was determined that if both teams finish with 17 points, the Presidents Cup will be shared between the two, and there won't be an official winner.
For those who like the Ryder Cup and aren't sure how it differs from the Presidents Cup, Jason Sobel has a quick breakdown on GolfChannel.com:
While both are biennial competitions, they differ in that the Presidents Cup is contested over four days instead of three; all 12 team members must play each of the first two sessions; and rather than a blind draw, captains may pit their players against specific opponents.
The fact that the captains get to pick their own players makes things much more interesting. It adds a lot more strategy, especially on the final day.
|United States Team Roster
Fred Couples (Captain)
|Webb Simpson (Captain's Pick)|
|Jordan Spieth (Captain's Pick)|
International Team Roster
Nick Price (Captain)
|Marc Leishman (Captain's Pick)|
|Brendon de Jonge (Captain's Pick)|
What Happened Last Time
The United States won, 19-15, at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Australia, back in 2011 to be the holders coming into this year's event as the reigning champions.
The Americans started strong in the first two days and brought it home on the final day. The International team was kept at a distance and never really had its hand on the title.
One of the biggest reasons was Jim Furyk. He became only the fourth player ever in the history of the Presidents Cup to finish the tournament with a 5-0 record. It was a remarkable performance, and Furyk did as much as a single player could do to win his team the prize.
Fans will be lucky to see somebody else repeat that feat this year.
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