Many of golf's superstarts will be on our shores in December 2019, battling for the President's Cup at the famed Royal Melbourne Golf Course. As golf fans look forward with anticipation to this week’s Masters, past champions at Augusta like Patrick Reed, Adam Scott, Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson and Tiger Woods have a major opportunity to improve their chances to qualify for the 2019 Presidents Cup, which will bring golf’s biggest stars back to Melbourne, Australia this December.
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The Presidents Cup returns to The Royal Melbourne Golf Club for an unprecedented third time from 9-15 December 2019 as the International Team, led by Captain Ernie Els, look to regain the Cup from the United States Team and their iconic Captain Tiger Woods.
The last International Team victory came at Royal Melbourne in 1998 and Els’ outfit will be facing the full force of a U.S. team that currently contains six of the top 10 golfers in the world.
Players currently in the running to qualify for the U.S Team include World No.1 Dustin Johnson, three-time major winner Brooks Koepka, along with Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas and Bryson DeChambeau. Add in Mickelson and Woods, who looks to become the first playing captain since Hale Irwin in 1994, and the U.S. Team has a unique mix of established stars and young talent.
International Team fans will be relying on a host of Australian players with home advantage including the likes of Scott, Jason Day, Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith.
With two legendary captains leading their respective teams in front of the world’s most enthusiastic and loyal sports fans, the 2019 Presidents Cup will prove to be one of the most historic events in Australia’s golfing history. The Royal Melbourne Golf Club, set along the famed Melbourne Sandbelt, is the only international venue to host the Presidents Cup more than once, which remains a testament to the level of golf in the region and Australia’s reputation for hosting elite, global events.
“Melbourne’s sandbelt is a world-class golf destination, and we’re proud to be welcoming top players from across the globe to Victoria for the 2019 Presidents Cup.
One of the world’s most prestigious golf events, the Presidents Cup will maintain Victoria’s position as Australia’s sporting capital – and will see visitors filling our hotels and restaurants to deliver jobs and opportunities for the people of Victoria,” Martin Pakula, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events, said.
The Presidents Cup will offer golf and sports fans an unmatched fan experience, says tournament Executive Director Matt Kamienski.
“The 2019 Presidents Cup will be a sporting, social and business gathering that takes golf to a new level,” Kamienski said. “Royal Melbourne Golf Club is a proven host, both from a competition and a spectator standpoint. From a general admission ticket to the highest end in hospitality, the Presidents Cup stands out when it comes to fan experience and allowing spectators to get as close to the action and to the athletes.”
“Outside of the competition, the Presidents Cup will bring all backgrounds and interests together to enjoy a week-long festival environment that will include culinary options from around the world as well as hospitality venues to match all levels of spectating and socializing. Fans will enjoy a week-long schedule of events, both in the city and on course so it’s much more than a golf tournament,” Kamienski said.
With activities commencing with a free Melbourne city-centre takeover on Monday 9th December featuring players and celebrities, ticket options include practice rounds and competition days with daily, weekend and weekly ticket option.