Dates set for 2019 Presidents Cup At Royal Melbourne

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The PGA Tour has revealed the dates for the 2019 Presidents Cup to be held in Melbourne.

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Just days away from the first tee shot at the 2017 Presidents Cup in New Jersey, the PGA Tour have revealed that the next Presidents Cup will be played at Royal Melbourne, December 9-15, 2019.

This will be the third time Royal Melbourne has hosted a Presidents Cup and the first time any nation outside the US has held it on three occasions.

It is also the site of the Internationals lone victory in 1998 when team captain Peter Thomson led his team to a 20.5 to 11.5 victory of Jack Nicklaus’ US Team. At Royal Melbourne in 2011, Fred Couples’ US Team took the honours of Greg Norman’s International Team 19-15.

Expect to see a big summer of golf in Australia in 2019 with the Australian Open and Australian PGA championship likely to precede the event in the two weeks leading up to the Presidents Cup.

From the official announcement:

Matt Kamienski, PGA TOUR Executive Director, said: “Australia has proved to be an incredible host for the Presidents Cup in the past, and we expect nothing short of the first-class hospitality and welcoming culture that our fans, players, their families, our guests and our staff have received in each of our previous two events in Melbourne.”

“We promise the 2019 edition will again showcase Melbourne to the world when the best players from around the globe come to The Royal Melbourne Golf Club.”

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