Presidents Cup heads to new venue in 2021

The PGA Tour has announced that Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, will host the 2021 edition of the Presidents Cup team match play golf tournament.

The announcement brings the international event into the Southeastern United States for the first time in what will be its 27-year history in 2021. Quail Hollow will be the fifth golf course in the United States to host the competition, joining Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Prince William County, Virginia; TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, California; Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio; and Liberty National, Jersey City, New Jersey.

International sites for the Presidents Cup include Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Australia; The Links at Fancourt, George, South Africa; and Royal Montreal Golf Club in Montreal, Canada. Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea in Incheon will host this year’s tournament for the first time in Asia, from October 6-11. International sites for the 2019 and 2023 editions have yet to be announced.

PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said: “Charlotte is a major hub of business in the Southeastern United States with a growing economy and broad base of sports fans, and the Presidents Cup matches perfectly as we look to bring it to exciting, emerging markets and allow a new fan base to experience the competition, pageantry and international goodwill that the event represents. Quail Hollow Club has been a player favourite since the PGA Tour returned there in 2003, and we’re confident players, fans and sponsors from around the world will find Charlotte, the Carolinas and the course itself a remarkable setting for the Presidents Cup.”

In 2017, Quail Hollow will host the PGA Championship, the first major championship for the venue. A similar arrangement was announced last summer, in which TPC Harding Park will host the 2020 PGA Championship prior to the Presidents Cup being staged there in 2025.

The Presidents Cup is held every two years and sees the US take on a rest of the world team, excluding Europe. The US has won eight of the 10 previous Presidents Cups, including a 18 ½ – 15 ½ triumph in the 2013 event at Muirfield Village.