Presidents Cup kicks off at Quail Hallow; former presidents, celebrities expected to attend – WSOC TV
CHARLOTTE – After 18 months of preparation, the 2022 Chiefs Cup is officially underway at Quail Hallow Golf Club in south Charlotte.
Fans woke up early to enjoy the atmosphere.
One fan said: “We woke up at 6 this morning, got an Uber here, five people in line in front of us. “We were excited all day.”
Channel 9’s Dashan Brown spoke to fans from around the world who came to see the show.
One fan from Chile said: “The city was amazing and the track was great.” “I really like to play golf here.”
Joy Newman, who traveled from Alabama, lived out her late father’s dream to come to the event.
“We just said, you know what, I’ve always wanted to do this, let’s go,” Newman said. “My father’s dream before he died was to go to one of these.”
Gov. Roy Cooper was in town to watch the action Thursday and emphasized the importance of Charlotte’s exposure to the media from the event.
“When I talk to executives, especially around the world, I talk about NC’s 520 golf courses,” Cooper said. We have just become a golf center around the world. And that affects how people view our government.”
According to Cooper, President Joe Biden may attend, and there will be plenty of celebrities in town.
Cooper also told Channel 9 that other big names are expected to be in Charlotte this weekend. Former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are expected to attend, Cooper said.
Top talent from the United States and international teams will showcase their talents from around the world in a game-style event. 12 players from the United States will face 12 players from around the world excluding Europe.
Even with national presence, some locals were present.
Charlotte’s David Love III is competing and South Carolina’s Darius Tucker sang the national anthem Thursday.
The Presidents Cup is only held every four years in the United States, and 2022 will be the first time the event will be held in the Southeast. Quail Hollow typically hosts the Wells Fargo PGA Championship each May, but did not host it this year in preparation for the Presidents Cup.
This action will continue until Sunday afternoon. Each day will have a different start time. The four-person game will continue until 6:00 p.m. on Thursday.
The four-ball, four-ball game will be held on Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. To conclude the tournament, the singles game will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.
(Watch below: Fan Guide: President’s Cup at Quill Hollow Club)
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