WATCH: Donald Trump Dedicates Presidents Cup To Texas, Puerto Rico and Florida

Trump became the first sitting US President to present the trophy

Donald Trump Dedicates Presidents Cup To Texas, Puerto Rico and Florida

The POTUS handed the Presidents Cup trophy to Steve Stricker and dedicated it to the victims of the hurricanes and floodings in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico

WATCH: Donald Trump Dedicates Presidents Cup To Texas, Puerto Rico and Florida

Donald Trump became the first sitting US President to hand out the Presidents Cup trophy to the winning team.

The POTUS was at Liberty National to present the trophy after the USA beat the International team 19-11 to win their 10th Presidents Cup in 12 matches.

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Trump presented Steve Stricker with the trophy after making a speech dedicating it to the flood and hurricane victims in Texas, Puerto Rico and Florida.

Trump said, "These people, these special people, they are born and then they work very hard on this incredible talent and they really are very talented, talented folks.

Donald Trump Dedicates Presidents Cup To Texas, Puerto Rico and Florida

Trump's helicopter flies by the Statue of Liberty on his way to Liberty National Golf Club. (Photo by Brian Spurlock/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

"And really, they are people that have good hearts.

"I want to congratulate the Internationals on really being amazing, and you played very well today by the way.

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"On behalf of all the people of Texas and all of the people of, if you look today and you see what's happening how horrible it is but we have it under really great control, Puerto Rico and the people of Florida who have really suffered over this last short period of time with the hurricanes.

"I want to just remember them and we are going to dedicate this trophy to all of those people that went through so much, that we love, a part of our great nation."

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Watch Trump's speech here:

Trump paid homage to the USA's performance as well as winning captain Steve Stricker's putting stroke.

"I've been watching this from the beginning and I have to say our Team USA, wow did you play well," he said.

"That great putter that I've been copying his putting stroke for many, many years but it hasn't worked - Steve Stricker - we're going to present Steve with the trophy."

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Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV