From Doug Ferguson's story on Royal Melbourne landing the 2011 Presidents Cup:
Five-time British Open champion Peter Thomson, captain of that International team who famously introduced the American team at opening ceremonies as “the greatest collection of golfers in the world,” said he was not interested in returning as captain.
“I’m a has-been and I’m happy to be that, instead of a could-have-been,” Thomson said.
But he said he would favor Greg Norman leading the International team, especially with the matches being held in Australia. Norman, perhaps the most popular golfer to emerge from Down Under, played on that ‘98 and lost a singles match against Tiger Woods.
Norman and Finchem have been at odds for much of the last decade, however, and it was not clear if he would be interested.
“I hope one day he will be captain,” Thomson said. “He was a giant figure in the game for so long, I think it’s appropriate that if he wants to be, he should be captain of this team.”