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Royal Melbourne to host Presidents Cup


Adam Scott in action at the Wells Fargo Championship.

ROYAL Melbourne has won the two-course race to host the 2019 Presidents Cup and remains the only Australian venue to host the prestigious event.

Nearby Kingston Heath was the only other course considered as the PGA Tour, which run the Presidents Cup, mulled over their preferred layouts to host a bevy of the world’s best golfers which should include current world number one Dustin Johnson.

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Adam Scott in action at the Wells Fargo Championship.Source:Getty Images

Having already held successful versions of the Presidents Cup in 1998, the lone time the International team won the event, and again in 2011, Royal Melbourne remains the only course outside the USA to host the event more than once.

It’s rich history in hosting the world’s best players, which included the 2013 World Cup won by Jason Day and Adam Scott, helped PGA Tour Commissoner Jay Monahan lock in on the sandbelt beauty.

“Our history there speaks volumes about not only …

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