South Korea to host Presidents Cup in 2015
MELBOURNE, Australia – This is a “home” game for members of this year’s International Team, though four years from now that feeling could be enhanced significantly for South Koreans such as K.J Choi, Y.E. Yang, and K.T. Kim.
That trio sat proudly beside PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem when it was announced Wednesday evening that South Korea will host the 2015 Presidents Cup. Yang called this team competition a “golf festival,” and Choi let it be known that although he’ll be 45 in the fall of 2015, he has every intention of being in the International Team lineup.
Saying that he has seen an overwhelming pride from the five Aussies who are in this year’s “home” game against the Americans at Royal Melbourne, Choi beamed his priceless smile and said: “I want to feel that kind of feeling – as a player, not a captain.”
In announcing South Korea as host of the 10th edition of the Presidents Cup, Finchem said that no course had been selected, but “we have a number of venues that would work quite well.”
To Finchem, the decision is pragmatic. Not only is 25 percent of this year’s International Team South Korean, but that corner of the world deserves it.
“I think when we look at the Asia Pacific region generally, it is almost entirely an area where the game of golf is growing, the game of golf is robust, and the game of golf is enjoying the emergence of new, young players.”
The 2013 Presidents Cup will be staged at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.