Three years ago, when the idea was first put in motion for Royal Montreal Golf Club to host the Presidents Cup in 2023 on its 150th anniversary, the bid committee heard it was “too late to the party.”
“We were fortunate, based on the way the it has grown and evolved, to have a lot of interest from International markets to host the Presidents Cup,” PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said on a Zoom call Monday. “The amount of effort, the commitment, the passion, not only for the Presidents Cup in showcasing their club to the world and showcasing their club to the best players in the world, was evident throughout the entire process. That was something we were reminded of early and ultimately led us to this decision.”
Because of COVID wiping out this year’s Ryder Cup and pushing the schedule back, the party will be held a year later when Royal Montreal, located in Ile Bizard, will host the 2024 Presidents Cup. That will be the 151st anniversary of North America’s oldest golf club, but no one is hung up on that detail.