President’s Cup returns to Australia

The President’s Cup returns to Australia.

One of golf’s biggest events will hit Melbourne in 2028 and 2040, Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews has announced.

Although there are no classes locked in, it is a good assumption given that Royal Melbourne hosted three editions (including 2019) that Royal Melbourne could gain recognition.

That version of the President’s Cup proved to be one of the best in tournament history, with the team of US golf hero Tiger Woods winning over a host of international players.

“The Presidents Cup is one of the great international events,” said Andrews.

“It gave us the opportunity to showcase Melbourne’s Green Belt.

“Golf exists in Melbourne, Victoria, far beyond Melbourne’s sand belt … but to show the Sand Belt to the world – a golf course like no other in the world – is about tourism.

“It’s about people coming to one of the biggest regions in the world to complete their golf abstracts. You can’t be a golfer if you’re not playing on the Melbourne sand belt.”

The announcement comes days after the state received the right to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games.

“The bigger and bigger your event, the more people come to visit.”

Postponed due to the biennial Covid-19 event, 2021 will be held in the United States in 2022, 2026 and 2030, while the Royal Montreal Golf Club of Canada will acquire the rights in 2024.

The United States team has won 11 games since its inception in 1994, while the International team won its only victory in Melbourne in 1998, and the 2003 edition ended in a draw.

Australia excelled in the 2019 international team, with Mark Leishman, Adam Scott, Cameron Smith and Jason Day all participating in a 14-16 loss to the United States.

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