Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, has accepted the position of honorary chairman of The Presidents Cup when the competition is played Ping K15 Driver for the first time Harding Park golf course in San Francisco, California from October 6-11, 2009.
Said PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem: “As the eighth head of state to serve in this role, President Obama continues a long-tradition of support and leadership dating back to the first Presidents Cup in 1994. His involvement will not only further Ping K15 Irons enhance the stature of The Presidents Cup, but also that of golf on a global basis.
He succeeds Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who was honorary chairman of the 2007 event in Montreal.
The match play competition featuring 24 of the Golf Clubs for Sale world’s top golfers – 12 from the United States and 12 from the rest of the world, excluding Europe – is held every two years.
The US Team has won five of the Ping K15 Fairway Wood seven previous Presidents Cups, and the only outright win by the International Team came at the 1998 event in Melbourne.