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All the president's men

Published 2212 GMT (0612 HKT) October 3, 2013
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Fresh off being named the PGA's player of the year, Tiger Woods made his eighth appearance at the Presidents Cup. The competition features the U.S. against the rest of the world, excluding Europe. David Cannon/Getty Images
Woods, Adam Scott and Phil Mickelson were some of the golfers on show in Ohio. In the wake of the government shutdown in the U.S., no, they didn't close down Muirfield Village Golf Club. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
There was a former U.S. president on site -- George W. Bush. He greeted both teams on the opening day Thursday, including U.S. captain Fred Couples, right. Couples celebrated his 54th birthday. David Cannon/Getty Images
Woods' girlfriend, Lindsey Vonn, was by his side. The four-time World Cup overall skiing champion is recovering from a serious knee injury. Andy Lyons/Getty Images
Woods got a ride as he made his way around the course. He'll fully expect to be on the winning team this weekend, given the U.S. has won four straight times in the Presidents Cup. Matt Sullivan/Getty Images
The Presidents Cup isn't as prestigious as the Ryder Cup but the fans still showed up in droves. Here they watched as Australia's Jason Day struck his tee shot. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images
And the fans of the international team were in full voice. They'd love to see the visitors win, but the international team has only triumphed once since the tournament began in 1994. David Cannon/Getty Images