Presidents Cup fact sheet

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DATE: Oct. 5-11, 2015
LOCATION: Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea, Songdo International Business District, Incheon City, Korea
GOLF COURSE ARCHITECT: Jack Nicklaus (opened September 2010)
PAR/YARDAGE:
7,413 yards, par 72
DEFENDING CHAMPIONS: The U.S. Team defeated the International Team at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, in 2013.

PAST CHAMPIONS                              
1994 – United States (20-12)
1996 – United States (16.5-15.5)
1998 – International (20.5-11.5)
2000 – United States (21.5-10.5)
2003 – Tie (17-17)
2005 – United States (18.5-15.5)
2007 – United States (19.5-14.5)
2009 – United States (19.5-14.5)
2011 – United States (19-15)
2013 – United States (18.5-15.5)

HONORARY CHAIRMEN
1994 – 38th United States President, Gerald R. Ford
1996 – 41st United States President, George H.W. Bush
1998 – Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard
2000 – 42nd United States President, William Jefferson Clinton
2003 – President Thabo Mbeki, Republic of South Africa                                                                                  
2005 – 43rd United States President, George W. Bush
2007 – Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper
2009 – 44th United States President, Barack Obama
2011 – Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard
2013 – 44th United States President, Barack Obama
2013 – To be announced

2015 CAPTAINS
To be announced

PAST CAPTAINS
International Team

David Graham – 1994
Peter Thomson – 1996, 1998, 2000
Gary Player – 2003, 2005, 2007
Greg Norman – 2009, 2011
Nick Price – 2013

U.S. Team
Hale Irwin – 1994
Arnold Palmer – 1996
Jack Nicklaus – 1998, 2003, 2005, 2007
Ken Venturi – 2000
Fred Couples – 2009, 2011, 2013

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
U.S. Team

The top 10 U.S. players who earned the most official PGA TOUR money beginning with the 2013 BMW Championship through the 2015 Deutsche Bank Championship, weighted as follows:
2013-2014: $1 = 1 point
2015: $1 = 2 points
Two Captain’s selections made in September 2015.

International Team
The top 10 international players (excluding those eligible for the European Ryder Cup team) from the Official World Golf Ranking at the conclusion of the 2015 Deutsche Bank Championship, and two Captain’s selections made in September 2015.              

FORMAT
The Presidents Cup competition consists of 34 matches:
Thursday – 6 Four-ball matches
Friday – 6 Foursome matches
Saturday morning – 5 Four-ball matches
Saturday afternoon – 5 Foursome matches
Sunday – 12 Singles matches
All matches are worth one point each, for a total of 34 points. There are no playoffs for Foursomes or Four-ball, with each side receiving a half point if the match is tied after 18 holes. Singles matches tied after 18 holes will go to extra holes until a team winner is determined. In a change inspired by the events of The Presidents Cup 2003, if the match is deadlocked at the end of Singles play, the competition will be deemed a tie and the teams will share The Presidents Cup.

TELEVISION COVERAGE
The Presidents Cup is projected to be broadcast in 225 countries and territories, to more than 900 million homes, and in 30 different languages.

PURSE
Unlike many other events, the players do not receive prize money based on performance. Instead, the PGA TOUR pledges to contribute to charities, which are nominated by the players, captains and captains’ assistants from both teams.

CHARITABLE DISTRIBUTIONS
1994 – US $ 750,000
1996 – US $ 800,000
1998 – US $ 2.9 million
2000 – US $ 2.8 million
2003 – US $ 2.8 million
2005 – US $ 3.5 million
2007 – US $ 4.2 million
2009 – US $ 4.2 million
2011 – US $ 4.5 million
2013 – To be announced
Additional donations were made to The First Tee of San Francisco and the Victorian Bushfire Appeal in 2009 and to the Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal (following the Queensland floods) and New Zealand Earthquake disaster relief in 2011, as well as to additional Victorian-based charities, bringing the total amount generated for charity to more than $27 million (US).

TROPHY
Created by Tiffany & Company, The Presidents Cup trophy weighs a total of 28 pounds. The trophy is spun by a spinner from five sterling silver circles into five different shapes. The spun components then are put together by a silversmith to create a cup. The smith runs a roller die to create the beaded embellishment that goes around the cup and the foot of the trophy. The oval logo is etched and applied on the cup.  Labor dedicated to creating the trophy totaled 80 hours (spinning, smithing, finishing). The entire trophy is vermeil in 24-carat gold, and the original trophy is housed at the World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine, Fla.

GLOBAL PARTNERS
Citi and Rolex

WEBSITE
www.presidentscup.com

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