Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem announced Wednesday morning that the 2021 Presidents Cup was awarded to the Quail Hollow Club.
Quail Hollow will be the fifth golf course in the United States to host the biennial event. Liberty National (2017) and TPC Harding Park (2025) were previously announced as future sites for the Presidents Cup.
"We're thrilled to add Quail Hollow Club to the growing list of exceptional venues to host the Presidents Cup," said Finchem. "Charlotte is a major hub of business in the Southeastern United States with a growing economy and broad base of sports fans, and the Presidents Cup matches perfectly as we look to bring it to exciting, emerging markets and allow a new fan base to experience the competition, pageantry and international goodwill that the event represents. Quail Hollow Club has been a player favorite since the PGA Tour returned there in 2003, and we're confident players, fans and sponsors from around the world will find Charlotte, the Carolinas and the course itself a remarkable setting for the Presidents Cup.
"I'd like to thank Johnny Harris, who played a key role to attracting the PGA Tour back to Charlotte in 2003, and the Quail Hollow Club membership for their support and partnership. It's obvious this club has high expectations and wants to deliver the world's best to the Carolinas. We will certainly help them achieve that goal with the Presidents Cup 2021."
This year's Presidents Cup will be contested at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Incheon City, South Korea. Future international sites for the Presidents Cup have not been announced.
Quail Hollow is a long-time host to PGA Tour events. The Kemper Open was held there from 1969-79 and the Wells Fargo Championship has been played at the venue every year since 2003. Quail Hollow will host its first major when the 2017 PGA Championship is contested there.
"Being chosen by the PGA Tour to host the Presidents Cup 2021 is a dream come true," said Harris, the Quail Hollow Club president. "Our membership is proud of all we've accomplished with the Wells Fargo Championship over the years, helping to impact the history of the sport here in the Carolinas, and the continual improvements we've made have allowed us to attract the best players in the world, the PGA Championship and now the Presidents Cup. We look forward to doing everything we can to make this an unforgettable event for not only fans from Charlotte and the Carolinas, but those who embrace the Presidents Cup from around the world."