Presidents Cup to return to Melbourne in 2028, 2040
The PGA Tour announced Wednesday evening a long-term commitment to hosting the Presidents Cup in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
The biennial event has marked the 2028 and 2040 matches to visit the Sandbelt region. The area has already hosted the cup three times in the event’s history in 1998, 2011 and 2019, with the 1998 edition the lone International victory since the matches began in 1994. The Internationals led going into the final day in 2019, only to watch the Americans complete a Sunday comeback to retain the cup.
“Since the Presidents Cup was first staged in Melbourne in 1998, Australia and its passionate fanbase 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 our players and fans around the world hold in high regard. Our partnership with State of Victoria and Visit Victoria has been a winning combination, and we’re thrilled with the support we’ve received from Premier Andrews in securing the 2028 and 2040 dates.”
All of the previous three Australian matches were held at Royal Melbourne, universally recognized as one of the premier 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 on Sept. 20 at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte. The Americans are the defending champs.