U.S. Open

Pinehurst Resort & Country Club (Course No. 2)

The Loop

A vintage Presidents Cup

October 07, 2009

International team captain Greg Norman is a well known vintner, while three of his players, Ernie Els, Mike Weir and Retief Goosen, have their own wine labels.

Now comes word via Napa Valley vintner Mitch Cosentino that U.S. captain Fred Couples has entered the wine fray and has gifted the International team members with magnums of 2006 Couples & Co. Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, etched with the Presidents Cup logo and personalized with the player's names.

Also receiving Couples & Co. magnums were President Barack Obama, former presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush, California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsome.

-- John Strege