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The Presidents Cup aims for a hole-in-one in Charlotte

The Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte.
Quail Hollow Club
The Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte.

Charlotte will soon host the Presidents Cup for the first time — a golf tournament that attracts some of the best men’s golfers throughout the world.

The event could also bring more investment to the city.

While sporting events don't always bring the jobs and economic activity promised, some believe the connections, exposure and interest generated by hosting a premier PGA Tour event is an opportunity that can't be passed up. The Charlotte Regional Business Alliance, for example, is spending $150,000 to rub elbows with corporate executives and other guests during the week.

The match will be held at Quail Hollow Club and runs from Sept. 20 - 25. The U.S. team will be captained by Charlotte-born Davis Love III, a University of North Carolina alum and World Golf Hall of Famer.

We hit the links with the U.S. team captain and other leaders to discuss both the tournament and the economics behind the Cup in the Queen City.


Davis Love III, U.S. Presidents Cup team captain, internationally renowned professional golfer

Adam Sperling, Presidents Cup executive director

Johnny Harris, president of Quail Hollow Club

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Jesse Steinmetz is Producer of Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins. Before joining WFAE in 2019, he was an intern at WNPR in Hartford, Connecticut and hosted a show at Eastern Connecticut State University.