When is the...2017 Presidents Cup?October 10, 2016 Golf News
Find out all you need to know about the 12th Presidents Cup from Liberty National...
While the US have struggled in recent Ryder Cups, that has not been the case in the US vs. the rest of the world alternative – and the 2017 Presidents Cup shouldn’t be any different.
Since the tournament was established in 1994, the USA have won a whopping nine times out of a possible 11 against the International Team.
The latest victory in 2015 at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in South Korea was a tight contest, ending in a 15.5-14.5 victory for the visitors.
The 2017 instalment is back on American soil and it would be folly to bet against another triumph for the US.
What is the Presidents Cup?
The Presidents Cup is a biennial men’s competition between the United States and an International team, representing the rest of the world minus Europe.
It takes place every two years and the venue alternates between courses in America and the rest of the world.
There are 12 players on each team, with 10 players automatically qualifying for the International team based on standings in the Official World Golf Ranking as of September 4, 2017.
The captain will name two wildcards on September 6, 2017.
Meanwhile, the top 10 US PGA Tour members who have earned the most FedExCup points from September 15, 2015 through to September 4, 2017 automatically qualify. Again, the captain receives two picks.
The format involves five fourball and five foursome matches on Thursday and Friday, four fourball and four foursome matches on Saturday, and 12 singles matches on Sunday.
The winner of each match scores a point, with half a point each for any match that is tied after the 18 holes. The overall winner of the cup is determined by cumulative total points.
Where is the 2017 Presidents Cup?
The 2017 Presidents Cup will be held at Liberty National Golf Club in New Jersey.
Former US Open champion Tom Kite and renowned golf course architect Bob Cupp collaborated on the design of the course which boats views of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan skyline.
Notable members include Phil Mickelson, Justin Timberlake and Mark Wahlberg.
When is the 2017 Presidents Cup?
The action will take place from September 28 to October 1.
How can I watch the 2017 Presidents Cup?
If you want to go, tickets can be bought from the official website, with prices starting from $125 (£100) for a day pass.
Alternatively, the action will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.
Who will be the skippers for the 2017 Presidents Cup?
Steve Stricker will captain Team USA for the first time, while South Africa’s Nick Price will be making his third appearance as the captain of the International team.
Where will the Presidents Cup be headed after New Jersey?
The 2019 instalment will be held in Melbourne, Australia, though the venue is yet to be confirmed. Royal Melbourne has hosted the tournament twice before, so it could be in line for its hat-trick.
It will be the turn of Quail Hollow Club, in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 2021. The 2023 tournament venue has yet to be announced but TPC Harding Park in San Francisco will be the hosts in 2025.