The Presidents cup is one of the most highly regarded events in the international golfing world.

Australia has been privileged to host the presidents cup on two occasions and Sporte Leisure is proud to have been the exclusive merchandising partner on both occasions.

The Presidents Cup has grown from little more than an idea in the early 1990s to one of the most anticipated events on golf's global calendar. Along the way, this world-class competition has not only brought together the game's best, but has also as established itself as an event that stands for international goodwill and a positive, charitable impact across the globe.

The first Presidents Cup was played in 1994 at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Virginia, USA. The U.S. Team, captained by Hale Irwin, defeated the International Team, captained by David Graham. The United States also won the second Presidents Cup, held in 1996, played again at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club. Arnold Palmer, no stranger to high-level international competition, had the reins as the United States edged Peter Thomson's International Team.

The Presidents Cup 1998 was played December 11-13 at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The International Team made the most of home-field advantage, winning 20 1/2 -11 1/2. Jack Nicklaus served as captain of the U.S. Team, while Thomson repeated his role as captain for the International Team.

The ninth playing of the event occurred November, 2011, at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, which was the first international venue to host this prestigious competition more than once. The U.S. Team captured The Presidents Cup for the seventh time, led once again by Fred Couples and a 5-0-0 performance by veteran Jim Furyk. Tiger Woods clinched the Cup for the United States with a 4-and-3 win over Australia's Aaron Baddeley in Sunday Singles. For Woods, it was the second consecutive time he had scored the winning point at The Presidents Cup, becoming only the second player to accomplish that feat (Couples, 1994, 1996) and the first captain's pick to do so. Norman's International Team was outscored 8-3 in foursomes and eventually lost the Cup by four points (19-15).

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