Sport Trump arrives at Liberty National for Presidents Cup finale

23:10  01 october  2017
23:10  01 october  2017 Source:   Associated Press

Presidents Cup 2017: Why Hardest Shot at Liberty National Could Be First

  Presidents Cup 2017: Why Hardest Shot at Liberty National Could Be First Liberty National is not short on staggering panoramas. Though the course has received mixed reviews in past performances, the backdrop of Lady Liberty alongside the Manhattan skyline creates one of the more aesthetically unique experiences in golf. And yet, it's a vista away from Gotham that could wreak havoc this week at the Presidents Cup.

President Donald Trump arrived at Liberty National on Sunday just as the Americans were closing in on victory in the Presidents Cup . Trump was watching from the hospitality suite of PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan.

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump arrived at Liberty National on Sunday just as the Americans were closing in on victory in the Presidents Cup . Trump was watching from the hospitality suite of PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan.

PGA: The Presidents Cup-Day Four: U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at Liberty State Park to attend the final of The Presidents Cup golf tournament at Liberty National Golf Course.© Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at Liberty State Park to attend the final of The Presidents Cup golf tournament at Liberty National Golf Course.

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) -- President Donald Trump arrived at Liberty National on Sunday just as the Americans were closing in on victory in the Presidents Cup.

Trump was watching from the hospitality suite of PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan. The tour said he would become the first sitting president to present the trophy at this event, which was named after the highest office.

Trump had a clear view of the 14th green, and he appeared behind a glass wall from an upstairs library in the clubhouse with Monahan and former tour commissioner Tim Finchem, who worked in the White House during the Carter administration.

Presidents Cup 2017: Why Hardest Shot at Liberty National Could Be First

  Presidents Cup 2017: Why Hardest Shot at Liberty National Could Be First Liberty National is not short on staggering panoramas. Though the course has received mixed reviews in past performances, the backdrop of Lady Liberty alongside the Manhattan skyline creates one of the more aesthetically unique experiences in golf. And yet, it's a vista away from Gotham that could wreak havoc this week at the Presidents Cup.

The tournament’s honorary chairman, President Donald Trump , could possibly show up for Sunday’s final day of action. So far at Liberty National , American captains and players have insisted they would not protest during the Presidents Cup .

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan says Trump 's people have been giving a close, hard look at Liberty National in anticipation of his appearance for the final day. He says the Presidents Cup has never been a political event.

He became the first president to attend the matches since Bill Clinton watched on Saturday in 2000 at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Virginia.

There has never been a more presidential week than this Presidents Cup, which started Thursday with the previous three U.S. presidents -- Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama -- sitting together at the opening ceremony and watching the matches get started.

The Presidents Cup invites the heads of state from the host country to be honorary chairman of the event, and all have accepted over the years.

Monahan had said earlier in the week, as Trump's staff was scouting out Liberty National, that "we hope he comes and he'll be welcomed by us and the players."

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Trump dedicates golf trophy to hurricane victims .
President Trump on Sunday dedicated a golf trophy to the victims of recent powerful storms that tore through Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, all the while defending the government's response to the disasters."On behalf of all of the people of Texas, and all of the people -- if you look today and see what is happening, how horrible it is but we have it under really great control -- Puerto Rico and the people of Florida who have really suffered over this last short period of time with the hurricanes, I want to just remember them," the president said.

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