Date: October 22, 2013
Author: Ron Green Jr / Global Golf Post

Price: Presidents Cup wasn’t close

Mud-spattered and disappointed, Nick Price sat in an overcrowded media room at Muirfield Village three Sundays ago, thanking the players on his International team for their dogged effort in yet another Presidents Cup loss to the Americans. Price, one of the game&aposs great gentlemen, looked and sounded tired from the rain, the delays and the struggle. The Americans had won by three points: 18.5-15.5 – but it hadn&apost felt that close and Price knew it. The loss left the International team with a 1-8-1 record in the biennial competition, a decade removed from a tie and 15 years since its only victory. Asked in a news conference what changes he&aposd like to see to make the event more compelling, Price – sitting beside the big gold cup – chose to be diplomatic. “Let&aposs let the Americans enjoy this win and let&aposs look to the future as to what we can do to perhaps make this more competitive,” Price said at Muirfield Village. Last week at Rock Barn Golf and Spa, where he played in the Champions Tour&aposs Greater Hickory Kia Classic, Price thought back to the question on Sunday night at Muirfield Village. “I was very apprehensive to talk about it up there,” Price said. “I was seething when we were 14-8 down because everything I basically said (to PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem in my [pre-event] proposal came true. “It was like, OK, what do we do now? How do you make it exciting when they have a six point lead going into Sunday [singles]? Fortunately the guys played well and came back but it wasn&apost that close. To the purists, to the proper golf people, they knew it wasn&apost…” Read the full story here at Global Golf Post