Tour confirms Liberty National as Pres Cup host
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The PGA Tour and Liberty National Golf Club announced Tuesday the 2017 Presidents Cup will take place at the Jersey City, N.J., course with the Statue of Liberty in its view of the New York skyline.
The two-time host of The Barclays will be a first-time Presidents Cup host, as first reported in the June 20 issue of Golfweek magazine.
"It's a perfect venue for match play," course co-designer Tom Kite said in June.
“We’ve had several very compelling announcements relative to the future of The Presidents Cup so far this summer, but standing in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty today to announce Liberty National as our next U.S.-based host of the event is really icing on the cake," PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem said.
Jay Haas and Nick Price had been announced as the two Presidents Cup teams' captains for 2015. Also announced this summer was the selection of TPC Harding Park in San Francisco as 2025 host.
Harding Park is one of the other three courses to host the event in the U.S., along with four-time host Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Prince William County, Va., and Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, last year.
Liberty National co-founder Paul Fireman also announced a $5 million commitment to The First Tee over five years beginning beginning next year, with half that amount earmarked for programs in the New York and New Jersey area.