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PRESIDENTS CUP

NBC Sports’ exclusive live coverage of the 2000 Presidents Cup is set for Oct. 21-22 from the Robert

Trent Jones Golf Club in Lake Manassas, Va. The Presidents Cup was developed to give the world’s best

non-European players an opportunity to compete in international team match-play competition.

A biennial event played in non-Ryder Cup years, the first Presidents Cup was played in 1994. The

United States team won in ’94 and ’96, and lost to the International team in ’98 in Melbourne, Australia.

American players, out to avenge that defeat, are expected to include Tiger Woods, David Duval and Hal

Sutton. International team players are expected to include Ernie Els, Vijay Singh and Nick Price.

Members of the 2000 U.S. Team will be selected based on official earnings from the start of the 1999

season through the 2000 PGA Championship. All 2000 money will be doubled. International Team

players for the 2000 Presidents Cup will be chosen on the basis of the Official World Golf Ranking

through tournaments scheduled to conclude on August 20, 2000. International Teams do not include

players eligible for the European Ryder Cup Team. The eligibility rankings are used to select 10

members of each squad. Two Captain’s Choices round out the 12-man teams. Ken Venturi debuts as the

U.S. captain while Peter Thomson returns as the International captain.

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