Liberty National and the PGA Tour have struck a 25 year partnership deal that will include the 2017 Presidents Cup. Liberty National in Jersey City, New Jersey was created eight years ago and has hosted The Barclays, a PGA Tour FedEx Cup Playoff event in 2009 and 2013.
In 2017, Liberty National Golf Course will become the fourth American golf course to host the Presidents Cup joining Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, Muirfield Village and Harding Park Golf Course.
The Presidents Cup is a team match-play competition that was established in 1994 as a biennial event pitting 24 of the world’s top golfers, 12 from the United States and 12 from around the world, against one another.
Liberty National will also hosts as many as ten other PGA Tour events in the course of the 25 year agreement.
“The Presidents Cup has come so far in its relatively short history,” said Tim Finchem, the PGA Tour commissioner to the New York Times. “Seeing the world’s best players compete in this market, on this incredibly fantastic venue with such an amazing backdrop in 2017, is something fans of this great game will never forget.”
Built on a former landfill, Liberty National cost more than $250 million and is thought to be the most expensive golf course ever built. It features views of the Statue of Liberty and Lower Manhattan from many of its greens, and fans can travel to the course by ferry across New York Harbor.
The 2015 Presidents Cup will take place at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea in New Songdo City, South Korea.