I find it very interesting that these two major golf events are happening in the same week. I would’ve thought that they could be done on different weeks and each had their own stage.
Obviously I don’t know the ins and outs of scheduling these types of events but it seems to me that the Europeans are trying to upstage the Internationals and Americans by planning this at the same time. I understand that these two events have been around for a while so that makes it more perplexing. Maybe this is something that Seve is smiling about. Can you see Seve up in heaven smiling down and saying “take that Golf World”.
Presidents Cup Vs. Seve TrophyThe Seve Trophy is a biennial golf tournament between teams of professional male golfers; one team representing Great Britain and Ireland, the other team representingContinental Europe. The tournament is played in years when there is no Ryder Cup. The first competition was in 2000. The Trophy is named after five times major winner Seve Ballesteros, the most successful golfer ever from Continental Europe who was one of the key instigators of the tournament. He made an exceptional contribution to the European Ryder Cup successes of the 1980s and 1990s, and came to be regarded as an exceptionally keen team man in a usually individualistic sport.
The Presidents Cup is a series of men’s golf matches between a team representing theUnited States and an International Team representing the rest of the world minus Europe. Europe competes against the U.S. in a similar but considerably older event, the Ryder Cup. The Presidents Cup is held biennially. Initially it was held in even numbered years, with the Ryder Cup being held in odd numbered years. However, the cancellation of the2001 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 U.S. and in countries represented by the International Team.
I wish all the players well and look forward to a lot of great golf. I’ll also be watching to see at the end of the weekend; who wanted it the most. That person will gain a permanent fan because if you are going to play in an event like this; you better not “phone it in”.
Who are you rooting for? Do you care? Are you going to watch both events and make a day of it? Are you going to one of these in person? Let the 19thHole GolfClub.com know. We would love to hear from you.