It is also important to know that this one event raises a large amount of money for charity! The first 10 events raised over USD$32m. Very few other sports raise as much. The Presidents Cup is a unique golf event in that there is no purse or prize money. Players are not paid for their participation; instead, each player, captain and captain’s assistant allocates an equal portion of the funds generated to charities of his choice. In 2017, that portion was US$150,000 per participant.
The Presidents Cup started in 1994, and The Internationals have only won once…and that was in 1996 at Royal Melbourne. So, hopefully history repeats itself, and the Internationals take down this star-studded US Team.
On paper, the US should kill us on course, but what evens it up a little is the ‘Royal’ course, as the locals call it. The Americans don’t often play courses like this and the greens should test them. I’m hoping that Victorian-born Mark Leishman plays well as our No 1. The other good news is Geoff Olgilvy is assistant coach, and his experience at Royal will be a huge bonus.
This event is growing, and I know the players are already fired up to play, so if you want to see the world’s best in one place and experience atmosphere like you have never seen before in a golf course…get yourself to Melbourne in December – it will be unreal!
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