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Liberty National to Host 2017 Presidents Cup Golf Matches

Crowds on the 5th hole during the final round of The Barclays at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, New Jersey, on August 25, 2013. Photographer: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images
Crowds on the 5th hole during the final round of The Barclays at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, New Jersey, on August 25, 2013. Photographer: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Aug. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Liberty National Golf Club will host the 2017 Presidents Cup matches as part of a 25-year agreement between the private Jersey City course and the U.S. PGA Tour.

In addition to the biennial match-play event between U.S. and International teams, the New Jersey venue will also host up to 10 PGA Tour events over the duration of the accord.

Liberty National will be the fourth U.S. course to host the Presidents Cup, joining Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Virginia, TPC Harding Park in San Francisco and Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. The 2017 Presidents Cup will take place Sept. 25-Oct. 1.

Designed by U.S. Open Champion Tom Kite and Atlanta-based course architect Bob Cupp, Liberty National is owned by Fireman Capital Partners Chairman Paul Fireman and his son, Dan.

Located on the waterfront in Jersey City with views of the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty, Liberty National hosted the Barclays, the first of the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup playoffs, in 2009 and 2013.

To contact the reporter on this story: Michael Buteau in Atlanta at mbuteau@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net Jay Beberman, Dex McLuskey

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