Trump named Presidents Cup chairperson

2017-08-01 08:31
Donald Trump (Getty Images)

Cape Town - US President Donald Trump has accepted an invitation to be honorary chairperson of the Presidents Cup.

The biannual match play event, which pits a team of 12 Americans against 12 players from around the world, excluding Europe, returns on September 26 at Liberty National Golf Club in New Jersey.

"It is a great honour for me to be even a small part of the Presidents Cup," said Trump, adding that he'd always been a fan of the competition.

"I have watched it since the very first tournament in 1994. It gets better with age. This will be the greatest of them all."

PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said: "We're honoured to have President Trump join a long list of world leaders who have accepted this role, especially as we embark on our first playing in the New York Metropolitan area.

"We look forward to him being involved in the event in any capacity his schedule allows."

Former American President Barack Obama also served as honorary chairperson twice during his term in office.

Read more on:    presidents cup  |  donald trump  |  golf

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Which is your favourite event on the golfing calendar?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.