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Couples offers Nicklaus, Jordan assistant captain

Updated: October 2, 2012, 3:04 PM ET
Associated Press

DUBLIN, Ohio -- Jack Nicklaus had a chance to be more than a ceremonial host at the 2013 Presidents Cup at Muirfield Village.

U.S. team captain Fred Couples asked the iconic 18-time major championship winner to be an assistant captain on the American side for the Presidents Cup on Oct. 4-6, 2013. But Nicklaus turned him down.

Nicklaus plans to be a cordial, uninvolved and unhurried host for the event at the course he designed.

"Freddie paid me a nice compliment by his suggestion," ...

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