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Presidents Cupdate: T-60 Days

October 10, 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.

Less than one month remains until the teams are finalised! In early November, Captains Tiger Woods and Ernie Els will each make four Captain’s picks to round out their 12-man teams.

And if you haven’t noticed, those players on the outside looking in are feeling a sense of urgency and stepping it up!

Let’s start with the unflappable Kevin Na, who was walking in putts all over TPC Summerlin, including this clutch birdie on the first playoff hole to stay alive. We have a feeling Captain Woods liked what he saw on Sunday…

Also, did anyone else see him drop a Presidents Cup hint to Bryson DeChambeau on the green after the win??

And how about Canadian product Adam Hadwin (he also goes by Mr. 59), who finished T4 one week after nearly catching Cameron Champ at the Safeway Open to finish runner up. But let’s be honest, who wasn’t cheering on Cam and/or teared up when he made that birdie on the 18th for his ‘Pops’? #AnotherTissuePlease

Hadwin finished 18th in the final Presidents Cup standings to miss out on an automatic berth but with his experience at the 2017 Presidents Cup and fluid putting stroke, he’ll be tough for Captain Els to overlook.

Same goes for Korea’s Sungjae Im, who just keeps on chugging along like a machine. After making *gulp* 34 starts on the PGA TOUR as a rookie in 2018-19 (yes, it’s a record), the 20-year-old is picking up from where he left off, having already notched a runner-up finish in the new season.

Oh, and did we mention he qualified for the TOUR Championship, won Rookie of the Year honors and tallied 480 birdies to top the Total Birdies category last season? #nbd

That’s what International Team Captain Els has continued to express in his most recent Captain’s Blog. And with three Aussies already on the team, Ernie believes they will play a huge role in getting the crowd behind the Internationals.

*Cough Cough*… we’re looking at you, #Melbourne!

The captain also dives deeper into his relationship with 9x Presidents Cup team member Adam Scott as the foundation of this team and their early days together at the 2003 matches in South Africa.

Scottie has yet to be part of a winning team. You think he’d rather end his drought anywhere else than Royal Melbourne? We don’t think so either.

Ernie also gives a nod to the immense diversity of his team. How cool is it that China, Mexico and Chinese Taipei will have a Presidents Cup representative for the first time? Everyone, say it with us…#growthegame

Boy, do we have an opportunity for you…

We’re sure you’ve probably sat awake in bed dreaming of the day when you can enjoy a world-class dining experience at a world-class sporting event…

Well guess what? The Presidents Cup has you covered…with some help from our chef friend Curtis Stone.

In an Australian first, Stone will bring his Los Angeles-based eatery ‘Gwen’ to the 2019 Presidents Cup, where ticketholders who secure a booking will experience Stone’s European-style specialty butcher shop and fine dining restaurant in a one-of-a-kind venue at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club.

Guests can get ready to watch the best players in the world with a custom two-course lunch or swap stories of a memorable day with a three-course dinner.

Reservations are a necessity (as well as a Presidents Cup ticket), so secure your spot today!

Hard to believe we’re just 60 DAYS from the Presidents Cup. If you’ve already purchased your tickets *high five*, it’s never too early to begin planning what will be an exciting day at the Presidents Cup.

If you’re planning to drive, go ahead and purchase your parking pass in advance. You’ll thank us later, because it’s bound to sell out.

If not, don’t worry, we have a Plan B…and C, and D, and E, which can all be reviewed here. Take the train, ride the bus, hop in an Uber or pedal your bike down to Royal Melbourne…they’re all valid ways to get to the Presidents Cup!

At the end of the day, getting to the Presidents Cup should be as easy as sipping on a cold pint or glass of wine once you’ve actually arrived.

We get it, #Melbourne. You host some pretty awesome sporting events.

To further boast on your sporting supremacy, all the trophies from the different events in Melbourne got together to take a few photos the other day.

…and we were THRILLED to be invited! If you didn’t know, the Presidents Cup will be played for a third time in Melbourne, more than any other International venue in Presidents Cup history.

So to put it plainly, your city holds a special place in our Cup.

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