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 Plainfield Country Club is hosting the inaugural Junior Presidents Cup after hosting The Barclays FedExCup playoff event in 2011 and 2015 on Monday September 25 and Tuesday September 26th.
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. This takes place just days before the start of the biennial Presidents Cup (it alternates years with the Ryder 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 PGA TOUR and American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) have finalized the official selection and eligibility criteria for the Junior Presidents Cup.
Teams will be led by Honorary Captains Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, whose presence will ensure an unforgettable experience for each junior participant. Each honorary captain will be supported by a captain, who will handle the primary duties during the competition, including the creation of the daily pairings and conducting the draw of the matches. The U.S. Team will be captained by 2001 PGA Championship winner David Toms, while the International Team will be led by 2008 Masters champion Trevor Immelman. All participants must be between 12-18 years old. 
Additionally, participants must be amateurs who have not yet started college and are not members of a competitive collegiate golf program in order to be eligible to play in the Junior Presidents Cup.
Led by 13-time PGA TOUR winner and the 2001 PGA Championship victor, David Toms and honorary captain Jack Nicklaus, the U.S. Team is represented by seven states including California, Florida, Kentucky, New York, South Carolina, Texas and Washington. Six of the U.S. Team members are Rolex Junior All-Americans, 10 have given a verbal commitment to play college golf and eight have competed in the AJGA’s annual East vs. West match play competition, the Wyndham Cup. 
Noah Goodwin of Corinth, Texas, headlines the U.S. Team qualifiers as the AJGA’s reigning Rolex Junior Player of the Year. Goodwin has never trailed in the Junior Presidents Cup U.S. Team Standings and recently won the 2017 U.S. Junior Amateur in his second finals appearance in as many years.
Trent Phillips and Jacob Bridgeman, both of Inman, South Carolina, will represent the U.S. Team as friends and neighbors. The two have competed against each other at the high school, local and national level, but will compete together for the first time at the international level during the Junior Presidents Cup. 
Canon Claycomb of Bowling Green, Kentucky, and Prescott Butler of Old Westbury, New York, made their Wyndham Cup debuts for the victorious East Team in 2017. The pair went a combined 6-1-1, including a four-ball win in their first match together.
Also competing for the U.S. Team is Cole Hammer of Houston, Texas, who made headlines in 2015 as the third-youngest player to compete in the U.S. Open.
The International Team will be led by Trevor Immelman, whose 11 worldwide wins includes the 2008 Masters. Immelman will be joined by fellow South African and honorary captain Gary Player. The International Team is composed of representatives from seven countries including Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Africa and Thailand. Naraajie Emerald Ramadhan of Indonesia, and Wocheng Ye of China, are the first representatives from China and Indonesia to qualify for a Presidents Cup event.
Rayhan Thomas of India was the top qualifier for the International Team at No. 58 in WAGR. Thomas is the No. 1 amateur in the United Arab Emirates and has competed in the U.S. twice this year, advancing to the semifinals of the U.S. Junior Amateur and finishing T13 at the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley.
In addition to Thomas, International Team members Garrick Higgo of South Africa, and Joshua Armstrong of Australia, competed in the 2017 U.S. Junior Amateur. Higgo advanced to the semifinals, while Armstrong advanced to the Round of 32.

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WELCOME TO ALL PLAYERS TO THE
2017 PRESIDENTS CUP at
LIBERTY NATIONAL GOLF CLUB
Jersey City, NJ
September 28-October 1
 

The Presidents Cup is a series of men's golf matches between a team representing the United States and an International Team representing the rest of the world minus Europe (i.e. AsiaAfricaCentral and South AmericaOceaniaMexico and Canada). Europe competes against the United States in a similar but considerably older event, the Ryder Cup.

The Presidents Cup has been held biennially since 1994. Initially it was held in even numbered years, with the Ryder Cup being held in odd numbered years. However, the cancellation of the 2001 Ryder Cup due to the September 11 attacks pushed both tournaments back a year, and the Presidents Cup is now held in odd numbered years. It is hosted alternately in the United States and in countries represented by the International Team.

2017 USA Players include

Justin Thomas

Jordan Spieth

Rickie Fowler

Dustin Johnson

Matt Kuchar

Phil Mickelson

Charlie Hoffmann

International Players include:

Jason Day

Adam Scott

March Leishman

Hidecki Matsuyama

 
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