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PGA Tour announces South Korea will host 2015 Presidents Cup

Jonathan Wall
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Muirfield Village is currently scheduled to host the 2013 Presidents Cup, but beyond the matches in two years, the PGA Tour had yet to announce where the 2015 event would be played. That all changed on Wednesday, however, as PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem announced South Korea would be hosting the '15 Presidents Cup.

"The players on the International team, in coming together and being able to compete against the United States team, want the Cup to be staged at a place where it could be considered a home-court game, if you will," Finchem said during a press conference.

The "home-court" advantage he's talking about has everything to do with Y.E. Yang, K.J. Choi and K.T. Kim, three South Koreans that happen to make up twenty-five percent of Greg Norman's Presidents Cup roster.

Based on the decision to tab South Korea as the 2015 host, it's clear the PGA Tour wanted to showcase the event in a country where the sport is currently booming. Plus, Choi and Yang are two of the biggest names in golf, so the decision to host the event in their country seems to make a lot of sense.

Outside of United States and Australia, who will be hosting the matches for the second time, no country has hosted the event more than once. While talks had centered around South America getting the event as a warm-up for the 2016 Olympic games, Finchem confirmed on Wednesday that the goal for the country is to try and get a full-field Tour event there before the Olympics.

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