ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) announced last week that the 2030 Presidents Cup will be held at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis. St. Louis will be the seventh U.S. city to host the event which has been played every other year since 1994.
The President’s Cup will be the latest in a line of prestigious events held at Bellerive Country Club. The club was host to the 1965 U.S. Open in which Gary Player won in a spectacular 18 hole playoff. Most recently, the 2018 PGA Championship was played at Bellerive which saw Brooks Koepka edge out Tiger Woods for the victory.
“St. Louis is a passionate and iconic sports town and one which embraces teams and events such as the Presidents Cup with tremendous enthusiasm. The combination of St. Louis and Bellerive Country Club will make for a memorable experience for fans onsite and those watching around the world,” PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan said.
“Missouri is a proud sports state, and our St. Louis region is able to provide unrivaled hospitality and a world-class venue. We are excited to welcome the Presidents Cup and to host fans from around the world,” Gov. Mike Parson said.
The Presidents cup is similar to the Ryder Cup in which a team of golfers from the U.S. face off against a team of international golfers. In the Presidents Cup, the international team is made up of players outside of Europe whereas the Ryder Cup is only European players. The team from the United States has lost only once in the event’s history.
Lifelong golfer and St. Louisan Travis Gaw isn’t surprised that another massive PGA event is coming to St. Louis and said he knew it would happen after witnessing the city’s love for golf during the 2018 PGA Championship.
“I’ve watched majors all my life and something in St. Louis was just different that day,” Gaw said about the 2018 event. “You could just feel a different type of energy that I had never witnessed at a major before. 100,000 people were there and every single player was shown so much love.”
“It shows a lot about a city when you have professional golfers from around the world tweeting about how great of a city St. Louis is to play in. So it’s awesome that the players wanted to come back here and I’m going to spend every dollar possible to attend in 2030, but it wasn’t surprising.”
The upcoming Presidents Cups will be at Quail Hollow in North Carolina in 2022, Royal Montreal in 2024, and Medinah in Chicago in 2026. An overseas site has not been selected for 2028.