TPC Harding Park in line for WGC match play and '17 Presidents Cup?
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TPC Harding Park in line for WGC match play and ’17 Presidents Cup?

TPC Harding Park may be in line to host more big tournaments.

According to Golf Channel contributor Tim Rosaforte, sources suggest the San Francisco public track will be in line to host the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in 2015 and potentially the 2017 Presidents Cup.

Harding Park has been home to the Charles Schwab Cup Championship for three of the last four years, including this past weekend when Fred Couples won there. It was host to the 2009 Presidents Cup, as well the 2005 WGC-American Express Championship, where Tiger Woods beat John Daly in a sudden-death playoff.

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at Dove Mountain in Arizona currently is host to the 64-man match-play field each February. However, the club's Jack Nicklaus-designed course is only expected to host the event for another year after a 5-year stint.

Moving the WGC-Accenture Match Play to TPC Harding Park, even if for a one-year stint, would help to satisfy a contract the PGA Tour has with the city of San Francisco. TPC Harding Park had been penciled in to host the 2013 or 2014 BMW Championship, but Conway Farms hosted this year andr Cherry Hills near Denver has the honors in 2014. However, the tournament has the former Western Open in the Chicagoland area every two years.

Meanwhile, the Presidents Cup does not yet have a home for 2017 after the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Korea will be the first Asian site to host the biennial competition pitting the United States against the International team. According to Rosaforte, Harding Park will be in the running, but said other venues like Liberty National Golf Club, host to this year's The Barclays, will want a look from the PGA Tour.

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