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The Presidents Cup is a series of golf matches between teams of professional players representing the United States and the rest of the world less Europe, which competes against the U.S. in a similar but considerably older event, the Ryder Cup. The Presidents Cup is held biennially. Initially it was held in even numbered years, the Ryder Cup being held in odd numbered years. However, the cancellation of the 2001 Ryder Cup due to 9/11 pushed both tournaments back a year, and the Presidents Cup is now held in odd numbered years. It is hosted alternately in the U.S. and elsewhere in the world. The Presidential Seal in the Oval Office carpet is reflected in the Presidents Cup Wednesday, April 13, 2005, during a visit with President George W. Bush by Cup captains Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. ... The Presidential Seal in the Oval Office carpet is reflected in the Presidents Cup Wednesday, April 13, 2005, during a visit with President George W. Bush by Cup captains Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. ... Image File history File links Presidents-cup-tnfeat. ... Image File history File links Presidents-cup-tnfeat. ... The Presidents Cup can refer to the following sporting tournaments: The AFC Presidents Cup — an association football competition between domestic clubs of Asia. ... Golfer after swing. ... World map showing Europe Political map Europe is one of the seven traditional continents of Earth; the term continent here referring to a cultural and political distinction, rather than a physiographic one, thus leading to various perspectives about Europes precise borders. ... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... The date that commonly refers to the attacks on United States citizens on September 11, 2001 (see the September 11, 2001 Attacks). ...


The format of the event is also drawn from the Ryder Cup, consisting of twelve players per side and a non-playing captain, usually a highly respected golf figure. The captains are responsible for pairing the teams in the doubles events, which consist of both alternate shot and best ball formats (sometimes called "foursome" and "four ball" matches) However, unlike the Ryder Cup, all twelve players must play both matches on Friday (six matches per Friday session, unlike the Ryder Cup, with four matches), and only two players will sit out each session of Saturday matches (five matches per Saturday session, compared to four), and each player must play one match on Saturday.


The six extra matches is the main difference between the match format of the Presidents Cup and the Ryder Cup, as it prevents teams from hiding its weaknesses, and has all 24 players on the course all three days, preventing a situation similar to the 1999 Ryder Cup where Europe kept four players on the bench for the sixteen four-ball and better-ball matches on the first two days, and led to the United States victory as all twelve players played all three days.


Bill Clinton was President of the United States when the competition was implemented and appeared personally at the inaugural event; he is considered to be a fairly avid amateur golfer and thus in a sense the event is "named" for him, although he is not responsible for initiation of the idea, which came from the PGA Tour. William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... The presidential seal was used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... The word amateur has at least two connotations. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ...


In 2005, Jack Nicklaus captained the United States team and Gary Player captained the International team. Nicklaus celebrates his victory in the 1980 U.S. Open Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940), also known as The Golden Bear, was a major force in professional golf, first on the PGA Tour from the 1960s to the mid-to-late 1980s, then on the Champions Tour from... Gary Player on the cover of a 1999 golf instruction video. ...


PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem is looking at making major changes to the Tour's schedule for 2007. According to interviews with tournament executives, the magazine Golfweek thinks that the Ryder and Presidents Cups will be the last events on the official PGA Tour schedule, two weeks after THE TOUR Championship. [1] Timothy W. Finchem (born April 19, 1947 in Ottawa, Illinois) is the current Commissioner of the PGA TOUR. He took the position on June 1, 1994 succeeding Deane R. Beman. ... 2007 (MMVII) will be a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... THE TOUR Championship (the capitalisation is official) is the final event of golfs PGA Tour season. ...


Results

Year Venue Winning Team Score Losing Team Captains
2007 Royal Montreal Golf Club
(Île-Bizard, Quebec, Canada)
United States Jack Nicklaus
South Africa Gary Player
2005 Robert Trent Jones Golf Club
(Gainesville, Virginia)
United States 18½ 15½ International United States Jack Nicklaus
South Africa Gary Player
2003 Fancourt Hotel and Country Club Estate
(George, Western Cape, South Africa)
Tied 17 17 Tied United States Jack Nicklaus
South Africa Gary Player
2000 Robert Trent Jones Golf Club
(Gainesville, Virginia)
United States 21½ 10½ International United States Ken Venturi
Australia Peter Thomson
1998 Royal Melbourne Golf Club
(Black Rock, Victoria, Australia)
International 20½ 11½ United States United States Jack Nicklaus
Australia Peter Thomson
1996 Robert Trent Jones Golf Club
(Gainesville, Virginia)
United States 16½ 15½ International United States Arnold Palmer
Australia Peter Thomson
1994 Robert Trent Jones Golf Club
(Gainesville, Virginia)
United States 20 12 International United States Hale Irwin
Australia David Graham

Note: Until 2003, prior to the start of the final day matches, the captains selected one player to play in a tie-breaker in case there was a tie at the end of the final match. Upon a tie, the captains would reveal the players who would play a sudden-death match to determine the winner. In 2003, however, the tiebreaker match ended after three holes because of darkness, and it was decided that the Cup would be shared by both teams. The Royal Montreal Golf Club was founded November 4, 1873 making it the oldest golf club in North America. ... ÃŽle Bizard is an island near the Island of Montreal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Nicklaus celebrates his victory in the 1980 U.S. Open Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940), also known as The Golden Bear, was a major force in professional golf, first on the PGA Tour from the 1960s to the mid-to-late 1980s, then on the Champions Tour from... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Gary Player on the cover of a 1999 golf instruction video. ... Gainesville is a census-designated place located in Prince William County, Virginia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Nicklaus celebrates his victory in the 1980 U.S. Open Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940), also known as The Golden Bear, was a major force in professional golf, first on the PGA Tour from the 1960s to the mid-to-late 1980s, then on the Champions Tour from... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Gary Player on the cover of a 1999 golf instruction video. ... George is the administrative capital of the Western Cape Province, South Africa. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Nicklaus celebrates his victory in the 1980 U.S. Open Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940), also known as The Golden Bear, was a major force in professional golf, first on the PGA Tour from the 1960s to the mid-to-late 1980s, then on the Champions Tour from... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Gary Player on the cover of a 1999 golf instruction video. ... Gainesville is a census-designated place located in Prince William County, Virginia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Ken Venturi (born 1931 in San Francisco, California) was a prominent PGA Tour professional during the late 1950s and early 1960s. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Australia. ... Peter Thomson (born 1929) is an Australian golfer. ... Royal Melbourne Golf Club Widely regarded as Australias most prestigious, exclusive, oldest and celebrated golf club, its two courses are each ranked amongst the best in the world by numerous international golf course ranking bodies and publications. ... Black Rock is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Nicklaus celebrates his victory in the 1980 U.S. Open Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940), also known as The Golden Bear, was a major force in professional golf, first on the PGA Tour from the 1960s to the mid-to-late 1980s, then on the Champions Tour from... Image File history File links Flag_of_Australia. ... Peter Thomson (born 1929) is an Australian golfer. ... Gainesville is a census-designated place located in Prince William County, Virginia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... (This article is about the golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Australia. ... Peter Thomson (born 1929) is an Australian golfer. ... Gainesville is a census-designated place located in Prince William County, Virginia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Hale Irwin (born June 3, 1945 in Joplin, Missouri) is an American golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Australia. ... David Graham is an Australian golfer. ...


To prevent a repeat of this situation a new format was adopted, beginning in 2005: both teams will share the Presidents Cup should there be an overall tie in points awarded, but the singles matches will no longer be halved if tied after 18 holes; extra holes will be played until one player wins a full point outright.


See also

This is a list of all the American golfers who have played in the Presidents Cup through 2005. ... This is a list of all the International team golfers who have played in the Presidents Cup through 2005. ...

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