Liberty National, PGA Tour to partner

Updated: August 26, 2014, 9:50 AM ET
Associated Press

JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Liberty National will host the 2017 Presidents Cup as part of a 25-year partnership with the PGA Tour.

Liberty National has hosted the Barclays -- the opening FedEx Cup playoff event -- in 2009 and '13. The partnership announced Tuesday means the tour will bring up to 10 more tournaments to the course that was built on a former landfill and is across from the Statue of Liberty and lower Manhattan.

Course founders Paul Fireman and Dan Fireman also say they are donating $5 million to The First Tee, the tour's national education program for youngsters.

The announcement means the New York area will get the Presidents Cup and the Ryder Cup in a seven-year span. The Ryder Cup is to be played at Bethpage Black on Long Island in 2024.


Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press

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