The Presidents Cup, September 25 to 30, 2007 - The world's top golfers converge on Montréal

    MONTREAL, Sept. 21 /CNW Telbec/ - The Mayor of Montréal, Gérald Tremblay;
Francine Senécal, Vice-Chairperson of the Montréal executive committee
responsible for sports, recreation and nature museums; Richard Bélanger, Mayor
of the L'Ile-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève borough, and Claude Trudel, Chairman of
the Board of the Société de transport de Montréal (STM), today welcomed and
wished the best of luck to the members of the two teams competing in The
Presidents Cup, to be held at the Royal Montreal Golf Club, September 25 to
30, 2007.
    "It is an honour and a true privilege for Montréal to host such a
prestigious event. Montréal is a major sports city, hailed for the quality of
its facilities, technical expertise, dedicated volunteers and warm
hospitality. Golf enthusiasts around the world will be focusing on our city
throughout the tournament," said Mayor Tremblay enthusiastically.
    "We at the L'Ile-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève borough are honoured to host the
7th Presidents Cup. Events as prestigious as the two Bell Canadian Open
Championships at the Royal Montreal Golf Club, the Montreal Open at the
Saint-Raphael Golf Club this summer, and this edition of the Presidents Cup
are fine examples of Montréal's many attractions in which residents take such
pride," said Richard Bélanger, Mayor of the L'Ile-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève
    "The STM is pleased to be associated with the Presidents Cup. This
initiative reflects our commitment to taking part actively in the city's major
sports events," added Claude Trudel, Chairman of the Société de transport de
    The Presidents Cup brings together the 12 best golfers from the United
States and the 12 best in the world, with the exception of the Europeans, who
compete with the Americans in the Ryder Cup. It is a unique opportunity for
golf fans to cheer on the big names in professional golf, including Tiger
Woods, Vijay Singh, Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els and Canadian Mike Weir. Contrary
to other major tournaments no prize money is awarded to The Presidents Cup
winners; all proceeds go to PGA TOUR Charities Inc. for distribution to worthy
    "I congratulate the players of the American and international teams for
their generosity and wish them a pleasant stay in our city. I am convinced
that Montrealers will cheer you on wholeheartedly," said Mayor Tremblay.
    The Presidents Cup has been held every other year since 1994, alternately
in the United States and other parts of world. The event will be presented in
Canada for the first time and for only the third time outside the United
States. The Presidents Cup will be broadcast in 140 countries, and the
honourary president is the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper.

For further information:

For further information: Luc Landry, Chargé de communication, Service
des communications et des relations avec les citoyens, (514) 872-2948; Lucie
Renée, Chef de division de l'accueil et de l'information, Arrondissement de
L'Ile-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève, (514) 620-6956; Isabelle A. Tremblay, Affaires
publiques, STM, (514) 280-4940; Source: Renée Sauriol, Cabinet du maire et du
comité exécutif, (514) 872-9998

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