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June 24, 2019 Golf Tourism No Comments Email Email

The “Presidents Cupdate” offers updates and insight as anticipation builds for the event’s return to Melbourne, Australia, to be contested at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club on 9-15 December 2019.

What a week at the U.S. Open. Gary Woodland won his first major championship and new standings leader Brooks Koepka nearly went back-to-back-to-back (!!) in the U.S. Open. #golfclap

For those keeping score at home, that’s 3/3 majors for the the USA this year. If an American were to take home next month’s British Open, that would be a first in Presidents Cup history if all four qualify for the team.

Woodland – a.k.a the stinger king – is now firmly in the mix to make his Presidents Cup debut, jumping from 12th to 7th in the U.S. Team standings. That stinger may come in handy around Royal Melbourne!

Louis Oosthuizen (2nd) and Adam Scott (3rd) were the top finishers for the Internationals at Pebble with T7 results, while No. 1 has been the only number next to Marc Leishman’s name in the standings since the calendar flipped to 2019. Leish, could we please have more moments like this in December?

U.S. Captain Tiger Woods dropped to 12th in the latest standings after a T21 finish in the U.S. Open.

Here’s a full view of where players stand with less than two months to go until the top 8 players on each team automatically qualify.

No, not in one swing…

In celebration of the global impact of the Presidents Cup, tournament officials and Presidents Cup Global Partner Citi announced the return of the Citi 44 Million Yard Challenge with a “Drive to Melbourne.” Once again, Citi is inviting everyone to collectively drive a golf ball 44 million yards – the length it takes to circle the globe – either in-person or virtually.

As part of this initiative, the Citi 44 Million Yard Challenge is aimed at supporting the launch of a First Tee chapter in Australia, to be managed by the PGA of Australia, at the 2019 Presidents Cup.

You can play the game online, so show us what you got! Play the game and help us reach 44 million yards!

If you’d rather show off that swing in person, come rack up the yards in one of our simulators! Check out the bottom of this page for the full schedule of stops.

You bet there is! What began as a new Presidents Cup tradition in 2017 is continuing in 2019, except this time there’s an added twist. Junior Presidents Cup players will compete at Royal Melbourne and compete under the same conditions that the professionals will face just a few days later.

On Sunday, December 8 and Monday, December 9, the 24 best junior boys in the world will don their country’s colors and take part in a competition that mirrors the Presidents Cup.

And these kids have got game. On the U.S. side, 17-year-old Michael Thorbjornsen is coming off a memorable week at the U.S. Open where he became the second youngest player in U.S. Open history to make the cut.

Australia’s Karl Vilips, who was a member of the 2017 team, leads the International Team standings after finishing third in the AJGA’s Wyndham Invitational over the weekend.
Here’s who is currently qualified. Both teams will become official as of 5 September.

And guess what? YOU can head out to Royal Melbourne to cheer them on! For a discounted rate, fans can walk the iconic grounds and get an early look at Presidents Cup players of the future!

And yes, they even have Team Captains. You may have heard of them. Nine-time PGA TOUR winner Stuart Appleby for the Internationals and major champion Justin Leonard for the U.S.

Can you think of a better way to kick off Presidents Cup week? Neither can we…

Have we mentioned hospitality options are selling FAST? It’s like fans know the year’s biggest sporting event in Australia in 2019 is on its way…

Two weeks ago, the Presidents Cup hosted its Corporate Hospitality Showcase for customers to preview the offerings available to their clients and get a glimpse of what their various spaces will look like at Royal Melbourne.

Which venues are still available, you ask? Check out the Presidents Cup’s hospitality page for a list of available venues, including the sought after International Club that overlooks the 10th fairway and even offers views of the practice chipping area.

Let’s face it, you know you’ve really made it on TOUR when you are No. 1 in the International Team standings AND they name a beer after you.

That’s right…introducing the Leishman Lager!

Marc and his wife Audrey have created their own beer in an effort to drive proceeds to the Begin Again Foundation for all the work they do to help give families a #NewLEISHonLife. Through his charitable allocation from the 2017 Presidents Cup, Marc donated roughly $130,000 of his $150,000 total back to the Begin Again Foundation.

In true Aussie fashion Leishman is not only fond of his beer, but he also loves a well groomed lawn. He may just have the best yard in all of Virginia as can be seen in this great video from the PGA TOUR.

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