PGA Tour exec talks 2022 Presidents Cup at Quail Hollow

CHARLOTTE — Not that he’s counting or anything, but Adam Sperling, the executive director of the Presidents Cup golf tournament, told a roomful of business people that there are 132 days until the PGA Tour’s biennial international event tees off at Quail Hollow Club.

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Sperling relocated here in 2018 for what was then expected to be a ticket and sponsorship sales run-up to the 2021 Presidents Cup. Instead, a pandemic came along and delayed the event by a year, to September 2022.

Sperling, during a speech this week to the Hood Hargett Breakfast Club and in an interview with CBJ afterwards, elaborated on what he and other organizers had already publicly proclaimed as a record-setter for advance hospitality and ticket sales.

The Presidents Cup consists of two 12-man teams made up of the top U.S. golfers taking on the best international players (except those from Europe, who play in the Ryder Cup, a similar and older event that inspired the creation of the Presidents Cup in 1994) in match-play competition.


The format includes a rerouting of the Quail Hollow course and the construction of a miniature city with hospitality, viewing areas, staging and merchandise.

Keep reading here about what’s underway at the course.

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