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Stricker set to play in President's Cup

Steve Stricker has announced that he will be fit to play in this weeks Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne Golf Club after recovering from a neck injury.

The 44 year old was has not played since the Tour Championship in Atlanta in September, and it will come as a welcome relief to the US captain Fred Couples. In the 2009 Presidents Cup, the world number five partnered Tiger Woods and won four points to help the US side to victory.

"I feel good, tired from the travel probably more than anything," he said. "But my body feels good, my neck is really a non-issue.”

"I specifically took time off at home and rested it. I've been doing some at-home treatments with a traction device and had a cortisone shot about five weeks ago. So, I was aiming for this to be the healthy part.”

Another injury concern for Couples was Hunter Mahan, who was forced to withdraw from this weekend’s Australian Open during the second round due to a shoulder pain, but it appears that was just precautionary as he was seen practicing again on Monday.

Meanwhile everyone is speculating about a possible show down between Tiger Woods and Adam Scott, after the recent racial slurs against Tiger by Scott’s caddie Steve Williams, who also caddied for Tiger during 13 of his 14 Major wins.

Greg Norman, captaining the International team said “I don’t think it will affect either Tiger or Adam. If it happens, both of them will step up and try to win the point.”

The Presidents Cup tees off this Thursday.

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