Melbourne locks in Presidents Cup for 2028, 2040

The PGA Tour has announced the return of the Presidents Cup to Melbourne’s iconic Sandbelt region in 2028 and 2040.

The 2028 Presidents Cup will be the biennial competition’s fourth trip Down Under and equals the record set by Gainesville, Virginia for the most Cups hosted in one city.

Tiger Woods Playing captain Tiger Woods celebrates winning the 2019 Presidents Cup (Credit: PGA Tour)

The host venue for the tournament, which was last played and won 16-14 by the US at Royal Melbourne in 2019, will be confirmed at a later date.

“Since the Presidents Cup was first staged in Melbourne in 1998, Australia and its passionate fanbase have played a leading role in the growth of the Presidents Cup,” said PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan.

“As the event continues to visit new corners of the globe, we remain committed to a presence in Melbourne and the Sandbelt region, a place our players and fans around the world hold in high regard.”

“Our partnership with State of Victoria and Visit Victoria has been a winning combination, and we’re thrilled with the support we’ve received from Premier Andrews in securing the 2028 and 2040 dates.”

Following an extra one-year delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Presidents Cup will tee off at Quail Hollow Club in North Carolina this September.

Quail Hollow Club most recently played host to a major at the 2017 PGA Championship and was an annual stop for the Wells Fargo Championship for the past 20 years.