The Presidents Cup begins in Quail Hallow; Former Presidents, Expecting Celebrities – WSOC TV

CHARLOTTE — The 2022 Presidents Cup is officially underway after 18 months of preparation at Quail Hallow Golf Club in south Charlotte.

Fans got up early to get a taste of the atmosphere.

“We woke up this morning at 6am, caught an Uber here, five people ahead of us in line,” said one fan. “We’ve been excited all day.”

Channel 9’s DaShawn Brown spoke to fans from around the world who came to see the spectacle.

“The city was fantastic and the course,” said a fan from Chile. “I would love to play golf here.”

Joy Newman, who traveled from Alabama, fulfilled her late father’s dream by attending the event.

“We just said, you know what, I’ve always wanted to do this, let’s go,” Newman said. “My father’s dream before he died was to go to one like that.”

Gov. Roy Cooper was in town Thursday to observe the action and underscored the importance Charlotte will have of the event to the media.

“When I talk to CEOs, particularly around the world, I talk about NC’s 520 golf courses,” Cooper said. “We have just become a centerpiece of golf around the world. And it affects how people see our state.”

President Joe Biden will attend, according to Cooper, and a slew of celebrities will be in town.

Cooper also told Channel 9 that more big personalities are expected in Charlotte this weekend. Cooper said former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are expected to attend.

Top talent from the United States and international teams will showcase talent from around the world in a matchplay style event. Twelve players from the USA will compete against 12 players from all over the world excluding Europe.

Despite the national presence, some locals were present.

Charlotte’s own David Love III is in the tournament and South Carolina native Darius Tucker sang the national anthem on Thursday.

The Presidents Cup is held in America only every four years, and 2022 will see the event take place in the Southeast for the first time. Quail Hollow usually hosts the PGA’s Wells Fargo Championship every May, but didn’t hold it this year in preparation for the Presidents Cup.

The campaign lasts until Sunday afternoon. Every day there is a different start time. The four-way action on Thursday lasts until 6:00 p.m. The four-ball game on Friday begins at 11:30 a.m. and lasts until 6:00 p.m

The four-player and four-ball game on Saturday is from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. At the end of the tournament, the singles game will take place on Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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