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Nicklaus names Sluman assistant captain

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Sluman will again serve as assistant to U.S. captain Jack Nicklaus in the Presidents Cup, set for Sept. 27-30 at Royal Montreal.

Sluman, the longtime PGA Tour player who won the 1988 PGA Championship, played on the 1998 team and also assisted Nicklaus in 2003 and 2005.

"I've enjoyed working with Jeff and it only feels right to have him as part of the team again as we head to Montreal,'' Nicklaus said Wednesday.

The 49-year-old Sluman has six career PGA Tour victories.

"There's certainly a lot of other wonderful golfers on our tour who could handle this,'' said Sluman, in Markham, Ontario, for the Canadian Open. "I was very, very honored again that the greatest player that I've ever seen - well, you could throw Tiger there, too - asked me to help him out for the third consecutive time.''

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