President’s Cup captains Greg Norman and Fred Couples were at the Washington Press Club yesterday and gave interviews regarding the upcoming event. The Presidents Cup will be held at Harding Park in San Francisco on October 8-11 this year and team selections are going to prove difficult.
Norman has previously had a lot of issues with the PGA Tour. I personally wish he’d do something akin to Kerry Packer’s revolutionary ideas with cricket in the late 70’s and set up a rebel, world golf tour.
It sounds like Norman’s getting a little fired up for this one, here’s a few quotes from the past few days:
“America seems like it has dominated the Presidents Cup,” he said. “This year, it’s going to be a different.
“It will be a different result. The countries that I grew up with, and the respective countries of the International team, we’re full of team sports, whether it’s cricket or soccer or rugby, we are team sport nations. It’s important for us to feel that. There’s no better feeling being in a locker room with a bunch of great guys.
“To share their thoughts and feelings as a team was important to me as a player. I sense it’s an even greater magnitude now that you are the captain.”
And concerning his team selection difficulties:
“My choice in the two picks I have, mine is really a tough one because my well of information and well of depth of players is so deep compared to America,” Norman said on Wednesday.
“I can go anywhere, and I think the International team may be a lot different than a lot of people think. I wish we had more choices, actually. If I had four picks it would be great because it would help me balance out the team a little bit better.”
And lastly his problems with selecting the team uniform:
”Remember, I’ve got to pick the same clothes for Vijay Singh as I do for Camilo Villegas,” said Norman. Freddy countered with, “And I have Kenny Perry and Anthony Kim.”