From September 27 to 30, Montréal rolls out the green carpet for the prestigious Presidents Cup



    MONTREAL, Sept. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - From September 27 to 30, the best golf
players in the world will be in Montréal vying for the PGA's prestigious
Presidents Cup. More than 132,000 spectators and some 300 journalists will be
attending this seventh tournament edition, which will take place at the Royal
Montréal Golf Club on Ile Bizard. Players will be here on September 25 and 26
for two days of training before the four days of tournament competition begin.
    "We are immensely proud that Montréal has been selected to host this
prestigious event," says Charles Lapointe, President and CEO of Tourisme
Montréal. "By hosting a tournament of such global stature, the spotlight will
shine on Montréal for the six tournament days, since the event will be
televised in more than 140 countries, which translates into more than one
billion viewers. It's an excellent occasion to show the world how Montréal
harmoniously blends a dynamic urban environment with relaxing green spaces."
    The tournament, which welcomes the world's top golf players-from the
United States and non-European nations-will be played in 34 matches on the
Blue Course, ranked among the 100 best in the world. Jack Nicklaus from the
USA and Gary Player from South Africa will captain the American team and the
international team, respectively. The tournament will see American golf
legends like Tiger Woods, Jim Furyk and Woody Austin compete against players
of the international team like Nick O'Hern, Ernie Els and Angel Cabrera, not
to mention Canadian golfer Mike Weir (the choice of captain Gary Player), who
will be making his fourth consecutive appearance at the Presidents Cup.

    The Presidents Cup, a biennial event which has been played every other
year than the Ryder Cup since 1994.

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    Tourisme Montréal is responsible for providing leadership in the
    concerted efforts of hospitality and promotion in order to position the
    destination on leisure and business travel markets. It is also
    responsible for developing Montréal's tourism product in accordance with
    the ever-changing conditions of the market.
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For further information:

For further information: Pierre Bellerose, Vice President, Public
Relations, Product Research and Development, Tourisme Montréal, (514)
844-2404, bellerose.pierre@tourisme-montreal.org


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