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Having hosted the Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in 1998, 2011 and 2019, it has now been announced that the event will be featuring in the city for 2028 and 2040, with the PGA Tour confirming a long-term commitment to the staging of the tournament in Melbourne, Australia.
Although the venues of 2028 and 2040 will be confirmed at a later date, it will mark the event’s fourth and fifth visits to Melbourne, matching Gainesville (Virginia, USA) for most Cups contested in one city. In 1998, the International Team defeated the US squad, while the US Team claimed the Cup in 2011 and 2019 at Royal Melbourne.
“Since the Presidents Cup was first staged in Melbourne in 1998, Australia and its passionate fanbase have played a leading role in the growth of the Presidents Cup,” stated PGA Tour Commissioner, Jay Monahan.
“As the event continues to visit new corners of the globe, we remain committed to a presence in Melbourne and the Sandbelt region, a place our players and fans around the world hold in high regard. Our partnership with State of Victoria and Visit Victoria has been a winning combination, and we’re thrilled with the support we’ve received from Premier Andrews in securing the 2028 and 2040 dates.”
Hosted alternately in the United States and in countries represented by the International Team, the cup has seen trips to South Africa (2003), Canada (2007) and Korea (2015), with Australia the site of the very first international destination.
“Securing two more Presidents Cups is a real coup for Melbourne, promoting our city to the world and providing a boost for tourism and jobs,” said the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events, Martin Pakula.
In 2022, the Presidents Cup will be played for at Quail Hollow Club in North Carolina on the 20th - 25th September. Davis Love III will captain the American side, with Trevor Immelman leading the International team.
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Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.
Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?
Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°
Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°
Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW
Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°
Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
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