Liberty National gets 2017 Presidents Cup
08/26/2014 10:21 AM
08/26/2014 10:31 AM
Jersey City, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - The PGA Tour announced on Tuesday that Liberty National will host the 2017 Presidents Cup, which is the next time the international team event will be staged in the United States.
"We've had several very compelling announcements relative to the future of The Presidents Cup so far this summer," said PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem. "But standing in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty today to announce Liberty National as our next U.S.-based host of the event is really icing on the cake."
Finchem was referring to the earlier announcement of Jay Haas and Nick Price as the captains for the 2015 edition and also that the TPC Harding Park in San Francisco would play host in 2025.
Finchem also disclosed a 25-year partnership between the tour and Liberty National which would send 10 tournaments to the site over the course of the deal.
Liberty National hosted The Barclays in both 2009 and 2013 and will become the fourth American venue for the Presidents Cup, which pits teams from the US and an international group, excluding Europe.
The 2017 Presidents Cup will take place September 25-October 1.
The US side has dominated the biennial competition, but the International team will try to pry the Presidents Cup away in 2015 at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea.
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