Presidents Cup to return to Melbourne in 2028, 2040 | Golf News and Tour Information

The PGA Tour announced on Wednesday evening a long-term commitment to host the Presidents Cup in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

The biennial event marked the 2028 and 2040 matches to tour the Sandbelt region. The region has already hosted the cup three times in the history of the event in 1998, 2011 and 2019, with the 1998 edition being the only international victory since the matches began in 1994. The Internationals led the final day in 2019, only to watch the Americans complete a Sunday comeback to retain the cup.

“Since the inaugural Presidents Cup in Melbourne in 1998, Australia and its passionate fans have played a leading role in the growth of the Presidents Cup,” said PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan. “As the event continues to visit new corners of the globe, we remain committed to a presence in Melbourne and the Sandbelt region, a place that our players and fans around the world hold in high regard. Our partnership with the “State of Victoria and Visit Victoria has been a winning combination, and we are delighted with the support we have received from Premier Andrews in securing the 2028 and 2040 dates.”

Australia’s previous three matches have taken place at Royal Melbourne, universally recognized as one of the best clubs in the world. While the venerable site is considered a favorite to host again, the tour said an official announcement on a host would be announced at a later date.

The 2022 Presidents Cup begins Sept. 20 at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte. The Americans are the defending champions.

Michael C. Ford