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Joint announcement pushes biennial event back one year at Quail Hollow Club
In a joint press release today from the PGA TOUR, Ryder Cup Europe and the PGA of America, it was announced that both the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup have been postponed and will now be played one year later than originally scheduled. The Presidents Cup at Quail Hollow Club will shift from the fall of 2021 to September 19-25, 2022, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
“These two premier international team events are lifted by the spirit of the fans,” PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan said. “Sport is the ultimate unifier, and while these two biennial events are fiercely contested, they also give fans from both sides and from around the world the opportunity to unite and celebrate the greatest game on the planet. With the uncertainty of the current climate, we fully support the Ryder Cup’s decision to delay a year in order to ensure fans could be a part of the incredible atmosphere in Wisconsin, and the delay of next year’s Presidents Cup was the right decision in order to allow for that option. We are thankful that our global partners Citi and Rolex, our friends at Quail Hollow Club, our long-time annual title sponsor in Charlotte and all associated with the Presidents Cup and the Junior Presidents Cup have approached this change with a unified, positive spirit. We are confident the move will give us even more runway as we bring the Presidents Cup to Charlotte in 2022.”
As a result of the Presidents Cup date change, the Wells Fargo Championship will be played at its traditional venue at Quail Hollow Club in 2021, will be played at TPC Potomac in 2022 during the Presidents Cup year and will return to Quail Hollow in 2023.
Off the momentum of the 2019 Presidents Cup played in Melbourne, Australia, with World Golf Hall of Fame captains Ernie Els and Tiger Woods, the 2022 event, the 14th playing of the Presidents Cup, will be hosted for the first time in the Southeast United States at Quail Hollow Club. Trevor Immelman has been announced as the International Team captain for the 2022 event while the U.S. Team captain will be announced at a later date. Qualification for the 2022 Presidents Cup will be determined at a later date following discussions with the captains and tournament leadership. All future playings will be postponed by one year as well including the next International event in 2024 with the location still TBD.
“The Presidents Cup, like all businesses and sports around the globe, has clearly been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Postponing for a year to create space for other elements of golf’s global calendar is the right thing to do and will allow us additional runway as we plan and execute what will be the biggest and most successful Presidents Cup to date,” said Presidents Cup Executive Director Adam Sperling. “An announcement like this doesn’t happen without thoughtful and forward-thinking partners and we are thankful to the leadership and members at Quail Hollow for their partnership as well as the flexibility from our global partners in Citi and Rolex. We continue to be energized by the excitement from the corporate community, our partners and fans in Charlotte and throughout the Carolinas.”
Quail Hollow Club was originally designed by famed golf course architect George Cobb in 1961 to capture the beauty as well as challenging terrain of the Piedmont region. In the intervening years, the course has undergone a series of improvements, including modifications to several holes by Arnold Palmer in 1986, a redesign by Tom Fazio in 1997 and modifications by Tom Fazio to several holes in the summer of 2016.
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