The Presidents Cup returns to the United States
for the 12th staging at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey
City, N.J., from Sept. 26 to Oct. 1.
Trump will become the 11th worldwide leader to serve in the
position since the biennial event's inception in 1994.
Presidents Bill Clinton (2000) and George W. Bush (2005) both
held the role while in office, while Barack Obama did so in 2009
and 2013, the last time the tournament was held in the United
"It is a great honor for me to be even a small part of the
Presidents Cup," Trump said. "I have watched it since the very
first tournament in 1994. It gets better with age. This will be
the greatest of them all."
Steve Stricker will captain the American team in this year's
event, while Nick Price will lead the International squad.
"We're honored to have President Trump join a long list of world
leaders who have accepted this role, especially as we embark on
our first playing in the New York Metropolitan area," PGA Tour
commissioner Jay Monahan said. "We look forward to him being
involved in the event in any capacity his schedule allows."
The Presidents Cup is a team match play competition featuring 24
of the world's top golfers -- 12 from the United States and 12
from around the world, excluding Europe.
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