Norman expects this to be his last shot as captain

International captain Greg Norman, left, with U.S. captain Fred Couples at a Presidents Cup press conference.

MELBOURNE, Australia – This appears to be Greg Norman’s last shot at a Presidents Cup victory.

Norman says he doesn’t think he will be back as captain when the biennial matches between the Internationals and Americans return to the U.S. at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, in 2013.

“I’ve heard Nick Price is going to be the next captain,” Norman said Tuesday, after his first news conference at Royal Melbourne Golf Club, site of this week’s Presidents Cup. “I would love to do it. I’ve thought about it, going to Muirfield, but I don’t think that’s going to happen.”

Norman’s relationship with Jack Nicklaus, founder of Muirfield Village, is well documented and would have been a fitting conclusion to Norman’s reign as International captain. With the event, which the U.S. leads, 6-1-1, established on the world golf calendar, the plan appears to be set to give each captain one shot in the U.S. and one outside of the U.S.

Norman was the captain of the International team that lost to the U.S., 19.5-14.5, at San Francisco’s Harding Park in 2009.

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