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The President's Cup

The Presidents Cup is a biannual event played between teams The USA and International represented countries outside of Europe.
The 2017 event will be played at Liberty national Golf Club in Jersey City, New Jersey, Sept 28 – Oct 1.

The International team was narrowly defeated by Team USA in 2015, 15.5 to 14.5.

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Defending champions: 

The U.S. Team defeated the International Team 15.5 to 14.5 in 2015 at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club, Songdo, IBD, Inchean City, South Korea

Past Champions:
1994 – United States (20-12)
1996 – United States (16.5-15.5)
1998 – International (20.5-11.5)
2000 – United States (21.5-10.5)
2003 – Tie (17-17)
2005 – United States (18.5-15.5)
2007 – United States (19.5-14.5)
2009 – United States (19.5-14.5)
2011 – United States (19-15)
2013 - United States (18.5 - 15.5)
2015 - United States (15.5 - 14.5)

Honorary Chairmen:
1994 – 38th President of the United States, Gerald R. Ford
1996 – 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush
1998 – 25th Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard
2000 – 42nd President of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton
2003 – President Thabo Mbeki, Republic of South Africa
2005 – 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush
2007 – 22nd Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper
2009 – 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama
2011 – 27th Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard
2013 – 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama
2015 – Korean President Park Guen-Hye

Past International Team captains:
David Graham – 1994; Peter Thomson – 1996, 1998, 2000; Gary Player – 2003, 2005, 2007; Greg Norman – 2009, 2011; Nick Price - 2013, 2015

Past U.S. Team captains:
Hale Irwin – 1994; Arnold Palmer – 1996; Jack Nicklaus – 1998, 2003, 2005, 2007; Ken Venturi – 2000; Fred Couples – 2009, 2011, 2013; Jay Haas - 2015

Eligibility Criteria:
The top 10 U.S. players who earned the most official PGA TOUR money beginning with the 2011 TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola through the 2013 Deutsche Bank Championship (ending Monday, Sept. 2), with money earned in 2013 counting as double; the top 10 international players (excluding those eligible for the European Ryder Cup team) from the Official World Golf Ranking as of Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 (post-Deutsche Bank Championship); plus two captain’s selections made on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013.

The Presidents Cup: By the numbers
The Presidents Cup is one of the biggest and most exciting tournaments in international golf. There is a lot of time, effort and resources spent to make sure The Presidents Cup goes off without a hitch. Here are a few fun facts:
· 800 million: Approximate number of households that will receive the television broadcast around the world (in 30 languages across 225 countries and territories)
· 220,000: square feet of flooring and carpet
· 180,000: Estimated number of spectators for the week
· 154,808: square feet of tents
· 100,000+: Pairing sheets
· 75,000: Spectator guides
· 70,000: Linear feet of rope
· 50,000: Official tournament (printed) programs
· 50,000: Linear feet of fencing
· 20,000: The Presidents Cup Radios
· 16,842: Square footage of Media Center
· 14,800: Square feet of merchandise space
· 9,500: Temporary grandstand seats
· 6,500: Estimated attendance at Opening Ceremony (at Columbus Commons)
· 6,000: Range balls used by the players to practice during the week
· 3,000: Linear feet of picket fencing
· 2,600: Linear feet of bar railing
· 2,500: Stakes
· 2,312: Bar stool
· 2,016: Chairs
· 1,500: Volunteers supporting the event
· 1,500: Trash receptacles
· 500: Expected number of credentialed media
· 345: TVs utilized throughout the venue
· 315: Radios in use by staff, teams and volunteers
· 313: Golf carts in use by staff, teams and volunteers
· 300: Flags
· 250: Port-O-Let Restrooms
· 215: Scoring laptops
· 120: Picnic tables
· 73: Hospitality shuttles
· 67: Public shuttles
· 40: Private hospitality suites
· 40: Generators
· 30: Restroom trailers
· 30: Temporary office trailers
· 15: On-site video boards
· 12: Semi-trailers of furniture
· 11: Electronic scoreboards

Match-play FAQs

Golf fans in Columbus are more-than-familiar with the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance, which has been contested at Muirfield Village Golf Club since 1976. But there are many differences between a strokeplay event and a team, match-play event like The Presidents Cup. Help to educate your readers/fans with a how-to guide that explains the nuances of the competition.

What is match play? In golf, the match-play format is where one side (ie, the U.S. Team) plays 18 holes against another (ie, the International Team) and the result is determined by total holes won, not by cumulative score.

How is a hole won? A hole is won by the side that holes its ball in the fewest number of strokes.

How is score kept for a match? Score is kept by the number of holes won. For example, 1-up, 2-up, etc. When both sides have won the same number of holes, the match is said to be ‘All Square.’

How is a match won? A match is won when one side leads by a number of holes greater than holes remaining to be played. For example, if one side is 5-up with four holes to play, that side wins 5 and 4 and that team earns one point.

How is The Presidents Cup won? There are a total of 34 matches, so when one team has earned 17 12 points, that team has won the Cup.

Can a match or The Presidents Cup end in a tie? Foursomes and four-ball matches can end in a tie on the 18th hole. In that case, each team would earn 12 a point. Singles matches on Sunday will be played to completion until the match or the Cup is won – meaning singles matches can go past 18 holes. The Cup may end in a tie.

For all the details, scoring updates and more
Visit the official Presidents Cup Website