Norman, Finchem To Record "Kumbaya" Duet Now That Shark Is Taking '09 Prez Cup Reigns

Then again, let's see who represents the PGA Tour at the Honda Classic news conference tomorrow, which is taking place according to Golfweek's Jeff Rude, who writes that Norman will join Couples to head up their respective teams at Harding Park:

Norman’s acceptance of the honorary position signals an apparent shift in his longstanding chilly relationship with Tour commissioner Tim Finchem. The two have clashed over the years, starting in late 1994 when Norman proposed a World Tour that Finchem viewed as a challenge to the PGA Tour and top players didn’t support. Finchem adapted the idea into the Tour’s World Golf Championships.

Their relationship deteriorated at the 1996 Presidents Cup when they engaged in a shouting match in a hotel lobby. Norman was said to be upset that Finchem had announced the creation of three WGC events in 1999 without consulting Norman. They also have had disagreements over Norman’s status as a full-time Tour member, overseas play, equipment and Tour finances. Two years ago, Norman requested to see the Tour’s books and hired high-powered attorney Leonard Decof, long a Tour nemesis.


Couples To Be Next Presidents Cup Captain; As Of Now Plans To Attend Night Functions

couples_310.jpgAccording to Golf Digest's Local Knowledge blog, Fred Couples will be named the next Presidents Cup Captain even though Jaime Diaz suggests in this month's Golf Digest that Freddie really doesn't want to go to some black tie dinner with a bunch of suits.

Can you imagine that? Think of the interesting stories he'd miss out on.

Earlier this year Thomas Bonk outlined some of Freddie's other captaincy concepts. Should be fun to see how many he follows through on.

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And you say this blog isn't handy. Imagine if you missed out on this pre-ordering opportunity...

The 2007 Presidents Cup Official Film presented by Rolex now available for pre-order DVD will feature behind-the-scenes footage, highlights, interviews from 2007 event

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL –The 2007 Presidents Cup Official Film presented by Rolex, which is produced in high definition television by PGA TOUR Productions, gives golf fans an exclusive behind-the-scenes ticket to this world-class competition and is now available for pre-order.  The documentary will allow fans to relive the intensity, passion and excitement of what promises to be the most competitive Presidents Cup yet through behind-the-scenes footage, exclusive interviews and event highlights.

The 2007 Presidents Cup, to be held Sept. 27-30 at The Royal Montreal Golf Club in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, will mark the seventh playing of the event and the third time it has been contested outside the United States. World Golf Hall of Fame members Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player will reprise their roles as captains of the U.S. and International teams, respectively.

Are they actors signed up for a sequel?! Well, actually...

Two years ago in Price William Country, VA, the U.S. and International Teams came to The Presidents Cup with “unfinished business,” as the 2003 event in South Africa ended in a tie after Tiger Woods and Ernie Els battled in a twilight playoff.  But Chris DiMarco ensured the two teams would not share the Cup in 2005, as he sank a 15-foot putt on the 18th hole of his singles match to defeat Stuart Appleby and clinch The Presidents Cup for the United States.  The U.S. Team holds a 4-1-1 overall record in the event.

From the opening ceremony to the trophy presentation, The Presidents Cup Official Film presented by Rolex will take fans inside the ropes for an exclusive look at of all the pageantry and competition that makes The Presidents Cup one of the premier team events in any sport. 

Yep, right up there with the MLB playoffs, World Cup, Olympic hockey, NFL...

From the International Team’s arrival to the captains’ press conferences to the captain's consultations with their assistants to remind them the name of that guy in the team uniform who he can't remember picking to the final celebration, fans will experience first hand why The Presidents Cup has set the standard for sportsmanship and competition.

Just wanted to see if you were still reading. I know it's tough to concentrate when you just want to get to the 800 number...

The Presidents Cup Official Film presented by Rolex will be available for shipment on Nov. 30.  DVDs can be pre-ordered now for $19.95 by calling 1-866-216-7965 or visiting  Also available for purchase is the 2005 Presidents Cup Official Film presented by Rolex, which captures the incredible excitement of the 2005 event – one of the most dramatic in golf history.

The highlights I saw on Sportscenter were great!