News & ToursOctober 6, 2008

Rosaforte: Time to Talk Presidents Cup

Fall Series already got you down? Going through your Camilo Villegas withdrawal? You wanted more than Boo Weekley on Jay Leno's couch? Well, you're not alone.

While Joe Steranka and the PGA honchos start teleconferencing on who'll be the next U.S. Ryder Cup captain, Tim Finchem and his army from Ponte Vedra will fly cross-country and assemble both Presidents Cup captains for a Wednesday news conference at Harding Park in San Francisco. To use one of the overused phrases from the election season, it's time to start ginning up interest in golf's next big Cup, scheduled for next October.

Fred Couples and Greg Norman bring star power to an otherwise slow golf news week, the big questions being: Does Freddie think he could pull off Paul Azinger's Pods System (maybe vice captain Michael Jordan was scouting); and how happy was The Shark to see old buddy Nick Faldo get trashed at Valhalla?

One other observation: Boo telling Leno and Dennis Miller how he lost his keys in the bottom of a port-o-john, going in elbow deep to retrieve them, may be better for late night than a website, but it's the type of humor that U.S teams were always lacking. As long as Boo or Woody Austin are on the team, Couples shouldn't have nuthin' to worry about. Too bad Leno didn't have enough time for Weekley's orangutan story.

--Tim Rosaforte

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