PGA Tour agrees to reduce matches from 34 to 30 for the Presidents Cup

The PGA Tour has agreed to reduce the number of matches in the Presidents Cup.

International team captain Nick Price has been lobbying for the change to help keep the matches close and interesting. The Americans have won six of the last seven times by at least three points. The other was a draw in South Africa.

For the Presidents Cup in South Korea on Oct. 8-11, there will 18 matches of foursomes and fourballs and 12 singles matches for 30 total points available. Previously, there were 22 team matches and a total of 34 points.

The tour also agreed to let the home team's captain determine the order of the format.

The Presidents Cup began in 1994 with 32 matches and went to 34 matches in 2003.