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Zimbabwean Nick Price has replaced Greg Norman as Presidents Cup captain

Updated: Wednesday, 30 May 2012 07:36 | Comments

Nick Price will lead the International Team against the US
Nick Price will lead the International Team against the US

Greg Norman has been dropped as captain of The Presidents Cup International Team in favour of three-time major winner Nick Price.

Norman oversaw the International Team's unsuccessful campaigns in San Francisco (2009) and Melbourne (2011) and Price will now oppose American captain Fred Couples in Ohio next year.

Couples will be looking to become the first captain to win The Presidents Cup on three occasions when he leads the United States in 2013.

The prestigious matchplay tournament will be played for the first time at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio, from 3-6 October next year.

Couples has a perfect record as skipper with two wins, including last year at Royal Melbourne, and has the chance to beat Jack Nicklaus, who has a 2-1-1 record from his four appearances as captain.

"It's an amazing honour to be selected to serve as US Team captain again in 2013," said Couples.

"It's safe to say that The Presidents Cup has been a huge part of my career and my life, from playing in four events to my experiences in 2009 and 2011 as captain," added Couples.

"I am both honoured and excited to have been selected as the International Team captain for The Presidents Cup."

"Those memories are unforgettable, and I feel extremely fortunate to get another chance to be a part of The Presidents Cup when we go for a third-straight victory, this time at Muirfield Village Golf Club, which is one of my favourite venues.

"And congrats to Nick on his selection as International Team captain. He's a great friend, and I know he'll also be a great leader."

Zimbabwean Price has made five Presidents Cup appearances as a player with his most recent in 2003 in South Africa.

"I am both honoured and excited to have been selected as the International Team captain for The Presidents Cup," he said.

"Ever since playing in the inaugural Presidents Cup in 1994, it has been an event that has meant so much to me, and I have looked forward to the opportunity of captaining what I know will be a very strong International Team."

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