Medinah to host 2026 Presidents Cup

Medinah Country Club near Chicago will host the 16th Presidents Cup in 2026, the PGA Tour announced Friday.

It will become the fifth course in the U.S. to hold the biennial tournament. Specific dates will be announced later.

Medinah is no stranger to big events. It has played host to a long list of prominent tournaments, including the 2019 BMW Championship, 2012 Ryder Cup, two PGA Championships, three U.S. Opens and the 1988 U.S. Senior Open.

Medinah Country Club, Justin Thomas
Aug 18, 2019; Medinah, IL, USA; The silhouette of Justin Thomas after his tee shot on the 17th hole during the final round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Medinah Country Club – No. 3. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

“As the significance of the Presidents Cup continues to grow, we look forward to showcasing the 2026 event from one of the world’s great sporting and cosmopolitan cities in Chicago and a storied venue in Medinah Country Club,” commissioner Jay Monahan said in a tour-issued statement.

United States-dominated event

The United States won the 2019 event at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia, 16-14.

“One year ago, we saw an influx of great young talent on the International Team taking on a very experienced U.S. Team that resulted in a dramatic four days of competition for our fans throughout the world,” Monahan said. “I fully expect that competitive momentum to continue in the coming years.”

Tiger Woods, Justin Thomas
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The Presidents Cup competition was to be held in 2021 but was pushed back a year when the Ryder Cup moved from 2020 to 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., is slated to host the 2022 event, with Royal Montreal Golf Club on top in 2024.

“Medinah Country Club’s members are honored to host the 2026 Presidents Cup matches on our famed Course #3, adding to our 90-year history of hosting golf’s most prestigious championships, and producing some of golf’s most memorable outcomes,” said Michael Scimo, Medinah’s 2026 Presidents Cup Bid Leader.

“The club is excited about providing a terrific venue for the teams and fans from around the world to experience one of the premier events on golf’s biennial calendar.”

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