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Mandela highlights opening ceremony

Updated: November 20, 2003, 8:00 AM ET
Associated Press

GEORGE, South Africa -- The Presidents Cup requires everyone to play on the first day of matches. That's good news for Jerry Kelly, Fred Funk and the other American newcomers who have waited long enough for a taste of team competition.

South African president Thabo Mbeki officially opened the matches Thursday morning.

The spirited ceremony included appearances by Nelson Mandela and former President Bush, along with wild ovations by a large crowd anxious to see the biggest golf ...

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