Presidents Cup is being played for more than 20 years since 1994. This tournament is scheduled to be played biannually.
Presidents Cup is played in even-numbered years and Ryder Cup is played in odd-numbered years. The attack on the Twin tower in 9/11 has changed the schedule.
In 2001 Ryder Cup was canceled and held in 2002. This pushed both tournaments back a year and since then Presidents Cup has been organized in odd-numbered years.
An Honorary Chairman is named before each event.
Presidents Cup Golf History
Presidents Cup brings all the best players in the world under one roof. They come together to represent their country and compete for the team.
Presidents Cup in 1994 was the first-ever tournament in history. It was played in Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, Virginia, USA. 38th President of the United States, Gerald R. Ford was Honorary Chairman.
Hale Irwin was the captain of the United States Team and David Graham was for International Team. Both of them are World Golf Hall of Fame members.
In 1996, the Presidents Cup was played at the same place as 1994 in Prince William County. 41st United States President, George H.W. Bush was the Honorary Chairman.
Presidents Cup moved out of USA soil for the first time in history. The Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne was the host in 1998. That year, International Team won the Cup for the first time in four years. Australian Prime Minister of Auia John Howard was the Chairman.
After being played in Australia in 1998, the Presidents Cup went back to Virginia, USA. That year, 42nd President of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton appointed as Chairman.
South Africa organized the Presidents Cup for the first time. No teams won that year. Golf enthusiasts saw the first tie in The Links at Fancourt Hotel and Country Club Estate. President of the Republic of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki acted as Honorary Chairman.
It was played in the USA. An 18-1/2 to 15-1/2 U.S. victory broke the ties of 2003 and the US got the Cup. George W. Bush was appointed as Honorary Chairman.
The Royal Montreal Golf Club in Quebec, Canada, hosted the tournament. USA team win that championship in seven tries. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper had served as the chairman in 2007.
2009 Presidents Cup was held in California. US President Barak Obama was the Honorary Chairman.
Royal Melbourne hosted the Presidents Cup for the second time. For the first time, a woman was selected as Honorary Chairwomen. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard kept that role.
2013’s Golf tournament was held in Ohio. Barack Obama was appointed as a Chairman for the second time. Till now he is the one, who had the opportunity to serve more than once.
That year South Korea organized the tournament. To date, it was only an Asian country to host. Korean President Park Guen-Hye was Honorary Chairwoman at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea.
2017 Presidents Cup was held in New Jersey. US President Donald Trump and three former US presidents were present Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City. Trump was the Honorary Chairman.
Presidents Cup invites all the best golfer worldwide, but players don’t play for any prize money. It has been playing for a cause, goodwill, and charitable effect.
Participants will not get money, but all the money earned from the tournament donates (including tickets) to charities. Those charities are designated by the captains, assistant captains and players.
More than $32 million was raised in the first 10 Presidents Cup. 2017 set a record by raising $10.7 million.
Till now a total of $49.1 million was raised. Since the beginning of Presidents Cup 1994, it helped 450 charities located 16 countries all over the world and 35 states in the U.S.
In the previous 12 Presidents Cups, 392 Individual matches have been played. Out of these 392 US teams won 192 and the International team won 152 matches. The total score of the US team is 216 and 176 for international.
|United States won||192||66||69||57|
|United States points||216||75½||78||62½|
Since 1994, the Presidents Cup was held 12 times. Out of 12 events, International Team won only once and the 2003 tournament was tied. The rest of the championship was won by US Team.
|Year||Venue||Location||Champion||Score||U.S. Captain||International Captain (Country)|
|2017||Liberty National Golf Club||Jersey City, New Jersey||United States||19–11||Steve Stricker||Nick Price (Zimbabwe)|
|2015||Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea||Incheon, South Korea||United States||15½–14½||Jay Haas||Nick Price (Zimbabwe)|
|2013||Muirfield Village||Dublin, Ohio||United States||18½–15½||Fred |
|Nick Price (Zimbabwe)|
|2011||Royal Melbourne Golf Club (2)||Melbourne, Australia||United States||19–15||Fred |
|Greg Norman (Australia)|
|San Francisco, California||United States||19½–14½||Fred |
|Greg Norman (Australia)|
|2007||Royal Montreal Golf Club||Montreal, Canada||United States||19½–14½||Jack |
|Gary Player (South Africa)|
|2005||Robert Trent Jones Golf Club (4)||Gainesville, Virginia||United States||18½–15½||Jack Nicklaus||Gary Player (South Africa)|
|2003||Fancourt Hotel And Country Club||George, Western Cape, South Africa||Tied||17–17||Jack Nicklaus||Gary Player (South Africa)|
|2000||Robert Trent Jones Golf Club (3)||Gainesville, Virginia||United States||21½–10½||Ken Venturi||Peter Thomson (Australia)|
|1998||Royal Melbourne Golf Club||Melbourne, Australia||International Team||20½–11½||Jack Nicklaus||Peter Thomson (Australia)|
|1996||Robert Trent Jones Golf Club (2)||Gainesville, Virginia||United States||16½–15½||Arnold Palmer||Peter Thomson (Australia)|
|1994||Robert Trent Jones Golf Club||Gainesville, Virginia||United States||20–12||Hale Irwin||David Graham (Australia)|
Through the years many players have made their record. Sometimes they break those records and create a new one. Some records were made by performance some was because of the appearance. Phil Mickelson set a record by appearing 12 times in the US team from 1994-2017 and earned most points,32½. He is holding two more records. Most foursome and fourball points won 14 and 13 respectively. Most single points winning record is under Tiger Woods.
Presidents Cup is a biannual event. It is more of a goodwill and golf sportsmanship competition. In moral terms there is no looser, everyone is the winner in this tournament.
Since it is played to help the world, we can say sport wins. Every golf lovers enjoy humanity through watching this game regardless of the outcome.