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Melbourne to host Presidents Cup in 2028, 2040 – PGA of Australia

The deputy. Martin Pakula, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events and PGA TOUR Senior Vice-Chairman Matt Rapp made the announcement in Melbourne on Thursday morning, with the host course to be revealed at a later date.

Host course to the Presidents Cup in 1998, 2011 and most recently in 2019, the Royal Melbourne Golf Club is favorite to once again host 24 of the world’s best golfers, but the PGA TOUR will hold discussions with other potential venues to Victoria.

“Since the inaugural Presidents Cup in Melbourne in 1998, Australia and its passionate fans have played a leading role in the growth of the Presidents Cup,” said PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan.

“As the event continues to visit new corners of the globe, we remain committed to a presence in Melbourne and the Sandbelt region, a place that our players and fans around the world hold in high regard.

“Our partnership with the State of Victoria and Visit Victoria has been a winning combination, and we are delighted with the support we have received from Premier Andrews in securing the 2028 and 2040 dates.”

Australia was the first international destination for the Presidents Cup and has since visited South Africa (2003), Canada (2007) and Korea (2015) as well as returning to Australia twice.

“Achieving two additional Presidents’ Cups is a real boost for Melbourne, promoting our city to the world and boosting tourism and jobs,” said the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events, Martin Pakula.

Played every two years between teams representing the Internationals and the United States, the Presidents Cup was first contested in 1994 when two-time major champion David Graham led the Internationals against the United States team managed by Hale Irwin .

Under manager Peter Thomson, the Internationals recorded their only win to date in 1998 at Royal Melbourne, with Ernie Els’ side coming close three years ago after leading 10-8 in the Sunday singles ahead of huge Melbourne galleries.

Cameron Smith had an instant impact on his Presidents Cup debut in 2019.

It was the first time a venue outside the United States had hosted the Presidents Cup three times, with the success of those tournaments enough to convince the PGA TOUR to return for a fourth time in 2028.

The 2022 games will be played at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte from September 20-25. Australians Cameron Smith, Adam Scott and Marc Leishman are all in the top 12 of the International Team Rankings with Matt Jones (18), Lucas Herbert (20), Jason Day (25) and Min Woo Lee (30) all hoping to play Their path. in Trevor Immelman’s team.

Upcoming Presidents Cup venues
2022 Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, North Carolina
2024 Royal Golf Club Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2026 Medinah Country Club, Chicago, IL
2028 Victoria, Australia (Rate TBC)