17 Nov 2011

Presidents Cup strongest yet - Couples

11:51 am on 17 November 2011

The US captain Fred Couples rates the 24 players involved in the Presidents Cup golf tournament in Melbourne this year as the strongest ever in the brief history of the event.

The Cup returns to Royal Melbourne, the scene of the International side's only win, in the inaugural event in 1998, when the team included New Zealanders Frank Nobilo and Greg Turner.

The International captain Greg Norman has stacked his 12-man team with five Australian players in a bid to capitalise on their local knowledge, and boost crowd support at Royal Melbourne.

The rest of the team consists of three South Africans, three South Koreans and Japan's Ryo Ishikawa.