Trump's Ferry Point Course To Host The Barclays In '17, With Possible Return In '20
The Barclays event on the PGA Tour "will have a new home" in '17 at Trump Golf Links Ferry Point in N.Y., according to sources cited by Joe Passov of GOLF.com. Sources said that Donald Trump and the PGA Tour have "an agreement in place that will move the tournament there in 2017, with a return engagement set" for '20. Such a commitment "speaks volumes for the merits of a course that won't open" until '15. The Barclays since '07 has been "played at rotating venues" in N.Y. and New Jersey, and Trump Golf Links Ferry Point "sits on a 222-acre converted landfill adjacent to the Whitestone Bridge in the Bronx." The course's "easy accessibility via air, ground and underground and the easy-on-the-eyes Manhattan skyline are huge plusses" (GOLF.com, 6/16).
GIVE ME LIBERTY: GOLFWEEK’s Forecaddie cites sources as saying that the ’17 Presidents Cup will be "hosted at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City." The club hosted The Barclays in ’09 and ’13. An official announcement "initially was scheduled for the White House later this month," but has "been delayed because of scheduling issues with various parties," including Presidents Obama, Clinton and George W. Bush, who have served as honorary chairmen of the event. The announcement instead “likely will be held in July or August at Liberty National" (GOLFWEEK, 6/20 issue).