Presidents Cup Overview

The Presidents Cup, a team match play competition featuring 24 of the world’s top golfers – 12 from the United States and 12 from around the world, excluding Europe – is held every two years, and since 1996 has alternated between United States and international venues.

The event was developed to give the world’s best non-European players an opportunity to compete in international team match-play competition.

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  • Since 1998 current head of state of host country has served as honorary chairman

Eligibility Criteria

  • Top-8 U.S. players who earn the most official FedExCup points
  • Top-8 International players (excluding those eligible for the European Ryder Cup Team) from the Official World Golf Ranking.

 

Format

Consists of 30 matches

  • Thursday – 5 four-ball or 5 foursome matches
  • Friday – 5 foursome or 5 four-ball matches
  • Saturday AM – 4 four-ball matches 
  • Saturday PM – 4 foursome matches
  • Sunday – 12 single matches

Iconic Captains

International Team  

  • *David Graham – 1994
  • *Peter Thomson – 1996, 1998, 2000
  • *Gary Player – 2003, 2005, 2007
  • *Greg Norman – 2009, 2011
  • *Nick Price – 2013, 2015, 2017
  • *Ernie Els – 2019

 

U.S. Team

  • *Hale Irwin – 1994
  • *Arnold Palmer – 1996
  • *Jack Nicklaus – 1998, 2003, 2005, 2007
  • *Ken Venturi – 2000
  • *Fred Couples – 2009, 2011, 2013
  • Jay Haas – 2015
  • Steve Stricker – 2017
  • Tiger Woods - 2019

(*) Teams have been led by legends of the game with 11 of the captains being members of the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Honorary Chairman

World leaders have served as honorary chairmen of the Presidents Cup, and since 1998, the current head of state or leader of the host country has accepted the role, helping to further enhance the stature of the Presidents Cup and the game of golf as a whole.

List of Past Honorary Chairman:

  • Gerald Ford President of the United States - 1994
  • George Herbert Walker Bush  President of the United States - 1996
  • John Howard Prime Minister of Australia - 1998
  • William Jefferson Clinton President of the United States - 2000
  • Thabo Mbeki President of South Africa - 2003
  • George W.  Bush President of the United States - 2005
  • Stephen Harper Prime Minister of Canada - 2000
  • Barack Obama President of the United States - 2009
  • Julia  Gillard Prime Minister of Australia - 2011
  • Barack Obama President of the United States - 2013
  • Geun-hye Park  President, South Korea - 2015
  • Donald J. Trump President of the United States - 2017



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Junior
Presidents Cup

The Junior Presidents Cup is a two-day, spirited team match-play competition featuring 24 of the world’s top junior boys 19 years old and younger – 12 from the United States and 12 from around the world, excluding Europe – that takes place just days before the start of the biennial Presidents Cup.

The Junior Presidents Cup was developed to give the world’s best non-European juniors a unique playing opportunity to compete in an international team match-play competition and showcase the global reach of junior golf.

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  • 75 suite passes (Wednesday - Sunday)
  • Weekly Captain's Club & Grounds Passes

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  • Honorary Observer Group 
  • Presidents Cup Kick-off Celebration 
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  • Honorary Observer Group 
  • Presidents Cup Kick-off Celebration 
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