2019 Presidents Cup

Dates, location and more info about the USA vs. Internationals match

The Presidents Cup trophy in Australia
The Presidents Cup returns to Australia for a third time in 2019. Matt King/Getty Images for The Presidents Cup

The 2019 Presidents Cup will be the 13th time the Presidents Cup is played. It pits teams of professional male golfers representing the United States against an International side.

  • When: Dec. 12-15, 2019
  • Where: Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Black Rock, Victoria, Australia
  • Tickets: View the Tickets section on PresidentsCup.com for info and prices.

This will mark the third time the Presidents Cup has taken place in Australia.

The two previous times, with the final scores:

The 1998 tournament was the first one won by Team International and, through 2015, the only International victory.

For results of all previous matches, see the Presidents Cup Results page.

Team Selection for the 2019 Presidents Cup

Both sides in the cup - Team USA and Team International - select most of their players via points lists, with several spots reserved for captain's picks.

The specific mix of automatic qualifiers and captain's picks often changes from cup to cup, but the formula in use at the 2015 Presidents Cup (which is subject to change prior to 2019) was this:

  • Team USA: The top 10 players on the points list (based on PGA Tour money list) are automatic qualifiers; the American captain adds two captain's pick.
  • Team International: The top 10 players from the Official World Golf Ranking are automatic qualifiers; the International captain adds two captain's picks.

    Team Captains

    There is some major star power in the captain's chair for the 2019 Presidents Cup: Tiger Woods for Team USA and Ernie Els for Team International. The two friends and rivals were longtime players in this event. For each of them, it will be their first time serving as team captain (although both have experience as assistant captains).

    Steve Stricker (Team USA) and Nick Price (Team International) were captains in 2017. See our Presidents Cup captains page for the list of all previous captains in this competition.

    2019 Presidents Cup Format

    The Presidents Cup uses a 4-day, 34-match format that includes sessions of foursomes, fourball and singles match play.

    • On Day 1, six matches of either foursomes or fourballs are played; on Day 2, six matches of the format not used on Day 1 take place. So on the first two days, all 12 members of each side have to play.
    • On Day 3, 10 matches total are played, five foursomes and five fourballs. (Which goes first - foursomes or fourballs - is determined by the home-team captain, as is the order on days 1 and 2.)
    • On Day 4, 12 singles matches wrap up the competition. If the score winds up tied at the end of play, the Presidents Cup is halved and the team are co-champions.

    For more about match play formats, see our Match Play Primer.