Presidents Cup

Organized by the PGA Tour, the Presidents Cup is a biennial end of season match play competition played between a 12-man team of professional players from the United States of America and an International Team representing the Rest of the World (apart from Europe). It’s run on similar lines to the Ryder Cup, which is held in alternating years between the US and Europe, with a tournament history that goes back to the 1920s.

The first two editions of the Presidents Cup were played over three days, consisting of morning and afternoon four-ball and foursome matches on the first two days, followed by twelve singles on the third day. The format was changed in 2000 to add an extra day, allowing four balls and foursomes to be more spread out over the first three days of competition.

Presidents Cup

There’s no prize pot up for grabs here; all proceeds are distributed to charities nominated by both teams and tens of millions of dollars have been raised since the first event was held in 1994 at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia. Each contest is assigned an Honorary Chairman, normally a President of the United States or the Prime Minister of the country hosting the tournament when it takes place outwith the US.

The two teams compete for the Presidents Cup and this handsome trophy was fashioned by Tiffany & Company, spun from five sterling silver circles which were then put together by a silversmith before a roller die then created the beaded embellishment that goes around the 24-carat gold cup. The original is stored in the World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine, Florida.

The biggest margin of victory is the 21½ - 10½ home win for the US in 2000, with Ken Ventur...

Presidents Cup host courses

Fancourt (Links)

1st Western Cape - Best in Area 1st South Africa Ranking

The Links course at Fancourt opened for play in November 2000 and it represents a unique and very tough South African golfing experience.

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Jack Nicklaus Korea

4th South Korea Ranking 27th Asia Ranking

The 18 holes at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea are situated within a modern residential development in the Songdo International Business District.

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Liberty National

17th New Jersey - Best in Area

The iconic Statue of Liberty stands just over a mile from the par three 14th hole at Liberty National Golf Club where the course was laid out in 2006 on the New Jersey side of New York Harbor.

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Robert Trent Jones

4th Virginia - Best in Area

Robert Trent Jones Golf Club bears all the trademark design traits of the old master – expansive fairways, plenty of water hazards, lots of flashed bunker complexes and large, contoured greens.

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Royal Melbourne (East)

5th Victoria - Best in Area 11th Australia Ranking 14th Oceania Ranking

While it does not quite offer the grand theatre of the West, Royal Melbourne's East is still a fantastic golfing experience and holds its own versus all other courses in the Melbourne area.

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TPC Harding Park

47th California - Best in Area

Harding Park Golf Course has a long history that dates back to 1925 when the course was laid out by William Watson and Sam Whiting.

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Presidents Cup Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Played
1 Paul Rudovsky Courses Played 9
2 Joseph Andriole Courses Played 8
3 Bob McCoy Courses Played 7
= MW Tracker Courses Played 7
5 David Harak Courses Played 6
= Mark White Courses Played 6
= Fergal O'Leary Courses Played 6
= David Davis Courses Played 6
9 Pam Allen Courses Played 5
10 James Gold Courses Played 4