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December 6, 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 from 8-15 December 2019, with gates open for the first time this Sunday.

The party is starting early at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club!

To officially kick off Presidents Cup week, the opening sessions of the Junior Presidents Cup will take place on Sunday 8 December and the grounds are open to the public. For just AU$10, fans can come out and see Presidents Cup stars of the future battle one another on the Composite Course. If you prefer to avoid the larger crowds that will surely arrive the following weekend, this Sunday might be more your speed.

But wait! There’s more than just golf to be enjoyed…  The Presidents Cup Fan Village is open on Sunday, including the Curtis Stone pop-up restaurant Gwen at Presidents Cup, the Melbourne LoungeCiti Interactive ZoneKids HQ and the enormous Fan Shop with all the Presidents Cup merchandise any fan could ask for.  So, impress your mates by being first in with all the cool gear.

On your way on or off the grounds at Royal Melbourne, catch some live music performances! ‘The Sunday Sesh’ includes The Simon Phillips Duo (1pm), The Koi Boys (3pm) and Hugo Bladel (4pm).

Sunday will serve as a tune up for the nine further acts who will perform in the Fan Village from Wednesday – Sunday, 11-15 December, so there will be plenty of jamming to go around!

On Monday, 9 December from 4.30pm, come out and enjoy the Official Launch of the Presidents Cup at the Fan Experience at Crown Riverwalk.

Media and fans are welcome to attend as the Presidents Cup officially arrives in Melbourne, Australia. This is a FREE public event and everyone is welcome so spread the news.

Both Captains – Ernie Els and Tiger Woods – will make their first public appearance of the week as well as Presidents Cup participants Adam Scott, Cameron Smith, Xander Schauffele and Justin Thomas.

The program will include a Q&A with the above special guests, the Junior Presidents Cup awards ceremony, and a competition with the Captains, team members and other special guests as they hit at a floating green in the Yarra River.

In line with the charitable traditions of the Presidents Cup, the competition will benefit two worthy Australian organisations. #givingback

That’s “Welcome to the Team” in Korean in case you’re not fluent.

While most in the U.S. were sitting in their food comas on Thanksgiving evening, Christmas came early for Korea’s Byeong Hun An (you can call him “Ben”), who was selected to replace Jason Day on the International Team after Day withdrew due to a back injury.

An had this to say about his Presidents Cup debut…

An will join Sungjae Im as the two Koreans on the team. This is just the second time in Presidents Cup history that there has been more than one player from Korea on the International Team. The last time? 2011…at Royal Melbourne. #funfact

Just prior to Day’s WD, Captain Els published his final blog, where he touched on the youngest and most diverse International Team in Presidents Cup history, which got even a little younger with Ben An’s inclusion.

With Els’ expertise around Royal Melbourne (you know he holds the course record, right?), golf fans should watch intently to see how Ernie guides these youngsters around the Composite Course.

Oh, and Australia fans? Ernie’s counting on you to be the 13th man!

And apparently so is Adam Scott, who told the Herald Sun he’d be disappointed if the Australian fans cheered for the U.S. and Tiger Woods. #micdrop

Qualify for the Presidents Cup at No. 1 in the International Team standings…check.

Develop your own lager…check.

Mow the grounds at the MCG…CHECK!

Marc Leishman had quite the Monday in Melbourne during a quick detour on his way to Sydney for the Australian Open.

So when the MCG invited him to spend the morning trimming one of the most iconic patches of grass in Australia, well, Leish was like a kid in a candy store.

How did this all come about, you ask? Well, let’s just say Marc’s affinity for yard work has been well publicised as of late.

Grab a pad and take notes as Webb Simpson’s caddie Paul Tesori takes you hole-by-hole through how he and Webb will attack the Composite Course during the Presidents Cup.

Paul offers quick synopses on each hole, his memories from 2011 and what he will have Webb focused on before each shot.

He is already through Hole 13, but keep an eye on @PresidentsCup Twitter for more as we approach tournament week.


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