News & ToursJune 1, 2010

Muirfield Village gets '13 Presidents Cup

DUBLIN, Ohio -- Four-time U.S. captain Jack Nicklaus isn't done yet with the Presidents Cup. The PGA Tour will announce Wednesday that Nicklaus' Muirfield Village Golf Club will host the 2013 Presidents Cup.

Muirfield Village, which this week hosts the 35th edition of the Memorial Tournament, has been the site of other high-profile events since it opened in 1974. Primary among them was the 1987 Ryder Cup, in which Europe won for the first time on American soil against a U.S. team captained by Nicklaus. Muirfield Village also hosted the 1998 Solheim Cup and the 1992 U.S. Amateur won by Justin Leonard.

The 2013 matches are to be played Oct. 3-6. The U.S. team leads the series 6-1-1. Nicklaus went 2-1-1 as Presidents Cup captain, and he was 1-1 as the U.S. Ryder Cup captain. There is speculation that Nicklaus might be tapped to captain the 2013 team, but he will be 73 years old then, and he couldn't have scripted a better exit than when he led the team to consecutive blowouts of the International squad after an historic tie in 2003 in South Africa.

--Dave Shedloski

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