Junior Presidents Cup
Plainfield Country Club
Edison, N.J. • Sep. 24 - 26, 2017
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Tim Jackman • (803) 417-6274 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- The AJGA and PGA TOUR will run the inaugural Junior Presidents Cup, modeled after the Presidents Cup
- The top-12 boys from the United States and world, excluding Europe, will compete in four-ball, foursomes and singles matches
- Plainfield Country Club, host of THE NORTHERN TRUST in 2011 and 2015, will host the Junior Presidents Cup
- The United States Team will be captained by PGA TOUR winner David Toms alongside Honorary Captain Jack Nicklaus
- The International Team will be captained by Masters Champion Trevor Immelman alongside Honorary Captain Gary Player
- At the tournament's conclusion, Junior Presidents Cup participants will get to experience the Presidents Cup
|The AJGA and PGA TOUR will host the inaugural Junior Presidents Cup. The Junior Presidents Cup will kick off Presidents Cup week on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 25-26. The two-day competition between the two teams of 12 will take place just days before the Presidents Cup matches get underway at Liberty National.|
|South African representatives|
|Four South African junior golfers will join Immelman and Player's 2017 squad. Luca Filippi of Cape Town, Garrick Higgo of Stellensbosch, Christo Lamprecht of George, and Jayden Schaper of Benoni will represent South Africa at the Junior Presidents Cup. All four players made their AJGA debut at The Junior PLAYERS Championship presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf at TPC Sawgrass over Labor Day.|
|A Maruyama returns|
|Sean Maruyama of Japan, will compete for the International Team. Sean is the son of PGA TOUR winner Shigeki Maruyama, a 1998 and 2000 Presidents Cup International Team member. The senior Maruyama went 5-0-0 in his Presidents Cup career and was part of the International Team's only Presidents Cup win in 1998.|
|Goodwin, No. 1 in Rolex AJGA Rankings|
|Noah Goodwin of Corinth, Texas, headlines the U.S. Team qualifiers as the AJGA’s reigning Rolex Junior Player of the Year. Goodwin never trailed in the Junior Presidents Cup U.S. Team Standings and won the 2017 U.S. Junior Amateur in his second finals appearance in as many years.|
|PGA TOUR Official Partnership|
|The PGA TOUR has supported The Junior PLAYERS Championship presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf at TPC Sawgrass over Labor Day weekend since 2007. In 2017, the PGA TOUR joined the AJGA as an Official Partner and will host the inaugural Junior Presidents Cup.|
Schedule of Events
|Saturday, September 23|
|All Day||Practice Rounds Available|
|Sunday, September 24|
|9 – 10 a.m.||Practice Rounds Available|
|Monday, September 25|
|7:30 – 8:30 a.m.||Morning Four-Ball Matches off No. 1 tee|
|1 – 2 p.m.||Afternoon Foursome Matches off No. 1 tee|
|Tuesday, September 26|
|7:30 – 9:20 a.m.||Singles Matches off No. 1 tee|
|Wednesday, September 27|
|All Day||The Presidents Cup Practice Round|
The Junior Presidents Cup will have AJGA communications representatives on hand to assist media throughout the week. Prior to the tournament the AJGA will provide information about the event and its participants, as well as assist with player interviews.
After each round, media officials on-site will write a recap with the day's results. These will be emailed to all media outlets. Interviews with AJGA Tournament Directors, Tournament Chairmen and juniors may be conducted before or after tournament rounds.
For more information about the AJGA and tournaments, please refer to ajga.org. Tournament websites are accessible from the homepage and include recaps, list of participants, tee times, live scoring, course and sponsorship information.
About the Presidents Cup
The Presidents Cup, a team match play competition featuring 24 of the world’s top golfers – 12 from the United States and 12 from around the world, excluding Europe – is held every two years, and since 1996 has alternated between United States and international venues. The Presidents Cup was developed to give the world’s best non-European players an opportunity to compete in international team match-play competition. The U.S. Team has won nine of the 11 previous Presidents Cups, and the only outright win by the International Team came at the 1998 event in Melbourne. A historic 17-17 tie came in 2003 when the event was held in South Africa.
The Presidents Cup is a unique golf event in that there is no purse or prize money; instead, each player, captain and captain’s assistant allocates an equal portion of the funds generated to charities of his choice. Since the inception of the Presidents Cup in 1994, more than $38.4 million has been raised for charity from event proceeds. Over the past 21 years, the Presidents Cup has impacted more than 450 charities in 15 countries worldwide and 35 states in the U.S.
Citi, Alfa Romeo and Rolex are the exclusive Global Partners of the Presidents Cup.
For updates on the Presidents Cup, check www.presidentscup.com, join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thepresidentscup, Twitter and Instagram at @presidentscup and sign up for the Presidents Cup e-newsletter.
About the Junior Presidents Cup
The Junior Presidents Cup is a two-day, spirited team match-play competition featuring 24 of the world’s top junior boys 19 years old and younger – 12 from the United States and 12 from around the world, excluding Europe – that takes place just days before the start of the biennial Presidents Cup. The Junior Presidents Cup was developed to give the world’s best non-European juniors a unique playing opportunity to compete in an international team match-play competition and showcase the global reach of junior golf. The next generation of Presidents Cup participants will take center stage when the inaugural Junior Presidents Cup matches take place at Plainfield Country Club on Sept. 25-26 in Edison, New Jersey.
About the AJGA
Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2018, the American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The AJGA provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls, ages 12-19) of more than 6,900 members from 50 states and 60 foreign countries. Through initiatives like the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant, a financial assistance program, and Leadership Links, a service-oriented platform that teaches juniors charitable-giving skills, the AJGA fosters the growth of golf’s next generation.
TaylorMade and adidas are the AJGA’s National Sponsors, supporting the AJGA for more than 25 years. TaylorMade has served as the Official Ball of the AJGA since 2016. adidas has been the Official Apparel and Footwear of the AJGA since 2017. Rolex, in its fourth decade of AJGA sponsorship, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004.
AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 900 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Tiger Woods, Paula Creamer, Ariya Jutanugarn, Cristie Kerr, Stacy Lewis, Brittany Lincicome, Anna Nordqvist, Inbee Park and Lexi Thompson.