Liberty National to host 2017 Presidents Cup


Liberty National has been selected to host the 2017 Presidents Cup, the PGA Tour announced Tuesday.

Set along the banks of the Hudson River near the Statue of Liberty, the course hosted The Barclays in both 2009 and 2013. The addition of a Presidents Cup comes as part of a new 25-year partnership with the Tour, one that will see the course host "up to 10 events."

"Liberty National has been a great venue for two previous playings of The Barclays, and we are all thrilled that this club will be a regular fixture on the PGA Tour schedule for many years to come," said commissioner Tim Finchem. "This is a golf course that our players, fans and millions of television viewers love."

The announcement means another marquee tournament will be headed to the New York area, which is already slated to host the U.S. Open in 2018 (Shinnecock Hills) and 2020 (Winged Foot) along with the PGA Championship in 2016 (Baltusrol), 2019 (Bethpage Black) and 2022 (Trump Bedminster), plus the 2024 Ryder Cup (Bethpage Black).

A biennial match-play event between U.S. and International teams, the Presidents Cup was last staged in 2013 at Muirfield Village, when the Americans won 18.5-15.5 to increase their all-time advantage to 8-1-1. The 2015 edition will be held at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea in Incheon, South Korea.