President Donald Trump is the honorary chairman of the 2017 Presidents Cup. Given Trump's love for golf (and attention), it would seem perhaps a no-brainer the 45th President would find a way to Liberty National this weekend to take in the biennial matches pitting the Americans against the Internationals.
However, with so much unfolding domestically and abroad, it wasn't a given. In the end, it does seem like Trump will make it.
PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said earlier in the week that the White House is making preparations for Trump to come to the New Jersey club.
“His people have been out and taken a good, hard look at the property and worked closely with our team,” Monahan said Tuesday. “We are thinking that he is going to come out but he has not yet confirmed, and we don’t know timing or all the underlying details."
On Thursday, Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama will be at Liberty National as the four-day event begins. Were Trump to show up, he would become the first sitting president to come to the Presidents Cup since Clinton showed up at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in northern Virginia in 2000.
“There’s a remarkably cool aspect to it, to have three former presidents standing on the first tee tomorrow to kick off the Presidents Cup," Monahan said. “It’s something we’re really excited about, to have the sitting president come back, a person who is an honorary chair for the Presidents Cup, potentially, on Sunday.”