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: The specific dates are TBD, but the tournament usually takes place in September or October
  • Where: Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Black Rock, Victoria, Australia
  • Tickets: Tickets for the 2019 Presidents Cup will go on sale after completion of the 2017 tournament. Beginning at that time, keep an eye on PresidentsCup.com for details.

    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

    Team captains at the 2019 Presidents Cup will be announced after completion of the 2017 tournament. 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.