Presidents Cup 2013 Closing Ceremony: Updates on Post-Tournament Plans

Matt FitzgeraldCorrespondent IIIOctober 6, 2013

DUBLIN, OH - OCTOBER 05:  Jason Dufner of the U.S. Team shakes hands with Richard Sterne and Marc Leishman of the International Team after the Dufner/Johnson team won 4
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The 2013 Presidents Cup has been held up by multiple rain delays and was even suspended due to darkness, which has put a wrench in the plans for the event's closing ceremony. 

According to the tournament's official Facebook page, a scheduled appearance by renowned saxophonist Kenny G has been canceled:

Due to the change in start time today & threat of weather, the Closing Ceremony plans are in flux. Tournament officials have made the decision to cancel Kenny G's appearance as a result. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Further complicating matters for the closing ceremony is the forecast for Sunday. projects some sort of precipitation in Dublin, Ohio, beginning at 2 p.m. ET through the following morning. The chances of thunderstorms are 50 percent or greater starting at 5 p.m., too.

As pristine of a venue as Muirfield Viilage is for this biennial event, Mother Nature has not cooperated this week. It has resulted in a lot of stoppages in play and in a difficulty for either team to establish consistent momentum.

However, history seems destined to repeat itself with regard to the victors of the competition.

When the USA's Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson defeated the International team's Richard Sterne and Marc Leishman just before darkness fell on Saturday, it put the U.S. up a commanding 11.5 to 6.5 points.

A victory for the hosts would be the eighth in 10 previous Presidents Cups, and barring a monumental comeback from the International team, it looks as though the U.S. will retain the Cup for the fifth consecutive time.

To win the Cup, a team needs 17.5 points. Four foursomes matches remain in progress but have all progressed to the back nine, and the 12 singles matches scheduled to start at 9:10 a.m.

Golf Channel has the coverage of the tournament as the group play concludes.