MELBOURNE, Australia ( Associated Press) — The President’s Cup golf tournament will return to Australia for the fourth and fifth time in 2028 and 2040.
The PGA Tour announced on Thursday that a match-play tournament would be held every two years, pitting teams from the United States against an international team representing the rest of the world except Europe on a sandbelt course in southeast Melbourne. will be held from
Royal Melbourne Golf Club has hosted the tournament three times in 1998, 2011 and 2019. The 1998 tournament was the only victory for the international team.
The venue for the 2028 President’s Cup will be announced later.
“Since the President’s Cup was first held in Melbourne in 1998, Australia and its enthusiastic fan base have played a leading role in the development of the President’s Cup,” said PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan. “As the event continues to explore new corners of the world, we remain committed to having a presence in Melbourne and the Sandbelt region, a venue that is highly respected by our players and fans around the world.”
Australia was the first international destination of the President’s Cup in 1998 and has since returned to Australia twice, visiting South Africa (2003), Canada (2007) and South Korea (2015).
The President’s Cup was last played at Royal Melbourne in 2019, with the US team returning on the final day to defeat the International. The US won 16–14, won six and tied four of the 12 singles matches.
The President’s Cup will be held later this year from September 20-25 at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, after a year-long delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.