The 2019 Presidents Cup is heading back to Australia, with Royal Melbourne Golf Club set to again host the PGA Tour's biennial event pitting the 12-man American side against the 12-man Internationals team.
The PGA Tour made the announcement Thursday, setting up the Alister Mackenzie masterpiece to host the event for a third time (1998, 2011).
“We’re thrilled to once again be returning to the prestigious and storied Royal Melbourne Golf Club,” PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said in a news release.
“Our history there speaks volumes about not only the course and its ability to host world-class competitions, but also the surrounding area in Melbourne as a destination for our fans and players. With so many great courses in the Sandbelt, we were not short on choice when it came to selecting a championship-tested venue. Returning to such a storied course for this event, especially as both teams have been victorious there, is a special privilege and sets both teams up for an even playing field to break the tie.”
The club, Australia's oldest, was founded in 1891. It found its current space in 1926. The Presidents Cup, like most events played at the club, is contested on a composite 18-hole course of the club's 36 on property.
The 2017 Presidents Cup is set for Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J., from Sept. 27 - Oct. 1.