With the epic Ryder Cup now fading in our collective rear-view mirrors, it's now time for the Ryder's oft-neglected little brother, the Presidents Cup, to take center stage. In 2011, Fred Couples will captain the United States against Greg Norman's non-European world squad. It's a rematch, captainly speaking, of 2009, in which the United States threw a beatdown on the world.
And since you don't mess with a hot hand, Couples will bring back his two vice-captains, Jay Haas and some other guy. You know Haas; nine PGA Tour wins and three senior majors, among his many other accomplishments. The other guy -- fella by the name of Michael Jordan -- is a more curious choice, as he can barely break 80. It's a choice that'll surely meet with some controversy in Charlotte, but hey, whatever works, right?
On the International side, Norman selected Frank Nobilo, now best known as a Golf Channel commentator but for a brief period a legit threat in golf. Norman has indicated that he'll name his other vice-captain next year, and it'll be a non-golfer who'll match up with Jordan. (I vote for Allen Iverson. Or Jordan's ex-wife's lawyers. Or any Double-A level pitcher from the early '90s.)
The tournament takes place next November. Mark your calendars now!