2013 Presidents Cup: Fred Couples, Nick Price Named Captains

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 06: Fred Couples hits a shot during a practice round prior to the 2010 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 6, 2010 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

The captains have been named for the 2013 Presidents Cup. Fred Couples and Nick Price will helm the U.S. and International teams, respectively.

Next year's 2013 Presidents Cup will be hosted in the United States, at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. The tournament is being seen as a tribute to Jack Nicklaus, who designed Muirfield and has hosted the Memorial Tournament there since 1976.

The captains have been named for the prestigious biennial tournament. The captain of the U.S. team will be Fred Couples and the captain for the international team will be Nick Price.

ASAP Sports Transcripts provided a transcription of the press conference held to introduce the new captains, presided over by PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem. Price in particular was very vocal about his excitement at being named captain:

This has been a moment that I've been waiting for for an awful long time. Obviously it's a great honor for me to be selected as the captain, but more importantly, it's probably the most excited I've been about anything in the last five or six years. The game has been going sideways, so it's nice to get out and have an opportunity first to meet all the young guys. There's obviously a few guys that I've known over the years, but this is, again, a huge honor, and I'm very, very excited about it.

Couples, meanwhile, will serve as captain of the U.S. team for the third straight Presidents Cup after leading the team to wins in 2009 and 2011. Couples had this to say:

I know that most of the guys on the team or all of them probably were in his face or in his pocket to have me possibly be the captain again, which makes me feel very good.

But just to be here, I did win this tournament, Jack's place at Memorial, and without being on the team as a player, there's nothing better to be a captain. And for me personally, to be up against Nick Price, who is one of my all‑time favorites, will be a thrill. I know he'll have the time of his life just like I have.

And then to end it with all that, just to be able to do it a third time, I can't express it enough. The Champions Tour has been great, but to be able to come back at my age and captain this thing three times is truly an honor, and I want to thank Tim for his belief in me to be able to run our team.

The U.S. team will be looking to pick up their fifth straight Presidents Cup victory. They have not lost in the event since 1998.

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