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GIF: Presidents Cup begins, pomp and circumstance ensues

October 03, 2013

How does that mantra go? Fake it till you make it? Well, the Presidents Cup looks to be doing just that.

In the lead up to the first group of 2013 Presidents Cup matches, the tournament committee went all out trying get people excited. Former President George W. Bush, who has kept a low profile since leaving the White House, made an appearance (and chummed it up alongside Phil Mickelson for a while) as did the Ohio State marching band, and some kid holding the trophy in white gloves -- and all this before Tiger even teed off.

Jason Day and Graham DeLaet were the first group off, facing Hunter Mahan and Brandt Snedeker. You can find complete match-ups here.