The Presidents Cup returns to Australia and Wide World of Sports brings fans all the action when the world’s best golfers descend on Royal Melbourne Golf Club next month
International Team Captain Ernie Els and United States Team Playing Captain Tiger Woods will bring the unique 12-man team competition to the renowned Sandbelt course for the third time in its 25-year history.
The broadcast will see Nine airing 32 hours of live competition across Nine, 9Gem and 9Now.
The 2019 Presidents Cup is a feast for golf fans. The team match play format pits the top 12 players from the United States against the top 12 from across the globe, excluding Europe.
Tiger Woods’ star-studded United States Team features 10 players in the top 20 world rankings. Woods will be making make his ninth Presidents Cup appearance as a player and his third at Royal Melbourne. Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schauffele and Rickie Fowler have also been selected for the US side.
Golfers from nine nations have made the International Team, including four Australians. Adam Scott is the top-ranked player on the International team. Australian viewers will also get to watch local heroes Marc Leishman, Jason Day and Cameron Smith vying to claim the International Team’s second Presidents Cup victory.
The broadcast will be headed by James Bracey, with Wayne Grady, Alison Whitaker and Stuart Appleby commentating on play and Todd Woodbridge roaming the fairways to bring viewers all the big stories from the tournament.
Nine’s Director of Sport, Brent Williams, says sports fans will be in the box seat to watch one of golf’s ultimate tests.
“The Presidents Cup is so much more than just a golf tournament – this is a global event. Viewers are in for a treat with Tiger Woods, Adam Scott and some of the best players in the world going head-to-head in this unique team format,” he said.
Day 1 of competition commences on Thursday, December 12, from 9.00am AEST.
|Day 1 Play Thursday, December 12|
|Fourball competition||9am LIVE on NINE|
|Day 2 Play Friday, December 13|
|Foursomes competition||10.30am LIVE on NINE|
|Day 3 Play Saturday, December 14|
|Foursomes and Fourball competition||7am LIVE on GEM
10am LIVE on NINE
|Day 4 Play Sunday, December 15|
|Singles competition||9.30am LIVE on NINE|