Muirfield to host Presidents Cup

Reuters - Wed, 02 Jun 17:31:00 2010

Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, will host the Presidents Cup in 2013, when the biennial competition returns to the United States.

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The event will be held September 30-October 6, 2013, US PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said.

The team match play competition features 24 of the world's top golfers, 12 from the United States and 12 from around the world, excluding Europe. It is next scheduled for November 14-20, 2011, at Australia's Royal Melbourne Golf Club.

Muirfield Village, the Jack Nicklaus course that is the host of this week's Memorial tournament on the US PGA Tour, becomes the first club to host three of golf's most prestigious international team competitions: Presidents Cup, Ryder Cup and Solheim Cup.

The Ryder Cup was played there in 1987 and the Solheim Cup in 1998.

"The history of this golf course is well documented, as is Jack's commitment to the Presidents Cup, which he served as U.S. team captain in 1998, 2003, 2005 and 2007," Finchem said.

Muirfield Village becomes the third US course to host the Presidents Cup, joining the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Prince William County, Va., (1994, 1996, 2000) and Harding Park Golf Course in San Francisco (2009).

"I view the Presidents Cup as a wonderful showcase for the global game of golf and a platform to promote the good will and sportsmanship inherent to the sport," Nicklaus said.


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