2017 Presidents Cup: Donald Trump to participate in trophy presentation at Liberty National

October 01, 2017
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JERSEY CITY—President Donald Trump was expected to appear at some point during the 2017 Presidents Cup. On Sunday, his presence was confirmed, with Secret Service and extra security lining the property. However, it sounds like Trump will be more than just a spectator.

According to the White House public press pool, the president will arrive at Liberty National sometime around 3 p.m. He will take in the final day's proceedings from the commissioner's suite. Following completion of play, Trump will participate in the closing ceremony, which includes awarding the trophy to the winning team. That team should be the United States, which needs just one point out of a possible 12 to win the cup.

Earlier this week, three former U.S. presidents—Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama—were at Liberty National, serving as honorees for the tournament's opening ceremony.

This is not President Trump's first appearance at a professional golf tournament this season. In July, he was on hand for the 2017 Women's U.S. Open, hosted at Trump's Bedminster club.