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The Presidents Cup is coming back to Australia.
Announced by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, one of golf's biggest tournaments, will make its way to Melbourne in 2028 and 2040.
While no course has been locked in, it's a good assumption that Royal Melbourne may get the nod, considering it's hosted the event three times, including in 2019.
A return to one of the greatest sporting cities in the world.
See you Down Under, @Melbourne. pic.twitter.com/cEdRohBPN1
- Presidents Cup (@PresidentsCup) April 14, 2022
That edition of the Presidents Cup proved to be one of the best in the tournament's history, with golfing legend Tiger Woods's Team USA winning against a stacked international outfit.
"Presidents Cup is one of the great international events," Andrews said.
"It gives us an opportunity to showcase Melbourne Sandbelt.
"Golf exists in Melbourne, in Victoria, well beyond Melbourne Sandbelt... but to showcase the Sandbelt - a unique golfing precinct in the world - to the world, that's all about tourism.
"It's all about people coming and completing their golf resume coming and playing in one of the great regions of the world. You can't be a golfer if you haven't played at Melbourne Sandbelt."
The announcement comes just days after the state also secured the rights to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games.
"The bigger the events you have and the more of them, the more people come and visit."
Postponed in 2021 due to Covid-19, the biennial event, will be held in America in 2022, 2026 and 2030 while Royal Montreal Golf Club in Canada secured the rights for 2024.
Since its inception in 1994, the United States has won 11 tournaments while the international team claimed their only win in 1998 in Melbourne with the 2003 edition ending in a tie.
Australia was well represented within the international team in 2019 with Marc Leishman, Adam Scott, Cameron Smith, and Jason Day all competing in the 14-16 loss to Team USA.
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