President Obama will serve as honorary chairman of Presidents Cup

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President Obama will serve as honorary chairman for the 2013 Presidents Cup. (USATSI)

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President Barack Obama will serve as honorary chairman of the Presidents Cup this October at Muirfield Village. This is the 10th edition of the Presidents Cup.

For those who don't know, the Presidents Cup is basically just the Ryder Cup but with golfers from all continents (except Europe) facing American golfers.

The United States rolled in 2011 -- the competition is every two years -- by a score of 19-15.

Obama was also the chairman in 2009 when the United States won 19 1/2 to 14 1/2. 

This is the sixth time a president has served as chairman. The others:

1994 -- Gerald Ford
1996 -- George H.W. Bush
2000 -- Bill Clinton
2005 -- George W. Bush
2009 -- Barack Obama

PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem sounds excited, too. Here's what he had to say on

"We are truly honored that President Obama has once again accepted our invitation to be Honorary Chairman of The Presidents Cup in October."

No pressure on Obama, but the American side has never lost with a president as honorary chairman. To be fair, they've only lost once ever, but still, pressure's on.

Fred Couples will captain the United States and Nick Price will captain the international squad.

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