The Presidents Cup is a prestigious team event between the United States and Europe. The two teams are pit against each other to resolve which one is the best disc golf continent.

This exciting event takes place a day before the European Open in Nokia DiscGolfPark (The Beast). The compact single day event is a perfect way to really kick off the five-day long disc golf galore. The Presidents Cup consists of two 9-hole rounds and players compete against their rivals to earn points for their team. Elite players from both continents earn the right to represent their team through a qualification process which ensures that the best players from North America and Europe will face each other in July.

Team United States has been victorious in all previous Presidents Cups since the inception of the event in 2006, but the battle for the Presidents Cup has become tighter year by year.

Presidents Cup 2024 Teams

Team EuropeTeam USA
Seppo Paju (C)Paul Ulibarri (C)
Kristin TattarOhn Scoggins
Eveliina SalonenMissy Gannon
Simon LizotteCalvin Heimburg
Niklas AnttilaGannon Buhr
Väinö MäkeläRichard Wysocki
Jakub SemerádEagle McMahon
Fan Vote Player (MPO) TBDFan Vote Player (MPO) TBD
Captain’s Choice (MPO) TBDCaptain’s Choice (MPO) TBD
Reserve Player (FPO) TBAReserve Player (FPO) TBA
Reserve Player (MPO) TBAReserve Player (MPO) TBA
Tentative teams based on the June 5th PDGA World Rankings. Some of the players have yet to confirm their participation. Scroll further for 2024 Presidents Cup qualifying info and schedule.

Presidents Cup 2024 Schedule

The Presidents Cup 2024 will be held on Wednesday, July 17th, at Nokia:

  • 13:00: Presidents Cup teams presentation and teams’ photo shoot. (Hole 1)
  • 13:30: Presidents Cup Round 1: Best score (Holes 1-3, 9-11 and 16-18)
    • Groups start on holes 1, 3, 10 (MPO) and 18 (FPO).
  • 15:30: Presidents Cup Round 2: Match Play (Holes 1-3, 9-11 and 16-18)
    • Groups start from hole 1 every 10 minutes. (4 groups)
  • 17:30: Crowning the Presidents Cup champion team.
    • Or immediately after a possible sudden death play-off.

The schedule is tentative. The organizer reserves the right to change the schedule.

Note that you don’t need any admission ticket to follow the whole Presidents Cup onsite at Nokia! Detailed Presidents Cup 2024 qualifying info and rules further below.

Past Presidents Cup Champions

YearWinner
2023Team USA
2022Team USA
2019Team Ford USA
2017Team USA
2015Team USA
2013Team USA
2011Team USA
2010Team USA
2009Team USA
2007Team USA
2006Team USA

Past Presidents Cup Team Rosters

Presidents Cup 2011
YearTeam USATeam Europe
2023Nate Sexton (C), Catrina Allen, Missy Gannon, Chris Dickerson, Paul McBeth, Eagle McMahon, Ricky Wysocki, Calvin Heimburg, Isaac Robinson, Sarah Hokom (res.), Matt Orum (res.)Karl Johan Nybo (C), Henna Blomroos, Kristin Tattar, Niklas Anttila, Joona Heinänen, Väinö Mäkelä, Lauri Lehtinen, Jakub Semerád, Øyvind Jarnes, Eveliina Salonen (res.), Jesse Nieminen (res.)
2022Jeremy Koling (C), Catrina Allen, Paige Pierce, James Conrad, Adam Hammes, Calvin Heimburg, Paul McBeth, Eagle McMahon, Ricky Wysocki, Kona Panis (res.)Karl Johan Nybo (C), Henna Blomroos, Eveliina Salonen, Niklas Anttila, Linus Carlsson, Knut Valen Håland, Lauri Lehtinen, Simon Lizotte, Albert Tamm, Seppo Paju (res.)
2019Nate Sexton (C), Catrina Allen, Gregg Barsby, James Conrad, Kevin Jones, Paul McBeth, Eagle McMahon, Paige Pierce, Ricky Wysocki, Jeremy Koling (res.), Hannah McBeth (res.)Janne Hirsimäki (C), Henna Blomroos, Sylvain Gouge, Simon Lizotte, Väinö Mäkelä, Teemu Nissinen, Karl Johan Nybo, Eveliina Salonen, Jalle Stoor, Leo Piironen (res.), Kristin Tattar (res.)
2017David Feldberg (C), Catrina Allen, Nathan Doss, Valarie Jenkins, Jeremy Koling, Paul McBeth, Eagle McMahon, Nathan Sexton, Richard Wysocki, Paul Ulibarri (res.)Kari Vesala (C), Katka Bodová, Simon Lizotte, Teemu Nissinen, Karl Johan Nybo, Seppo Paju, Leo Piironen, Eveliina Salonen, Jalle Stoor, Lassi Hakulinen (res.)
2015Eric McCabe (C), Catrina Allen, Nathan Doss, David Feldberg, Paul McBeth, Paige Pierce, Will Schusterick, Paul Ulibarri, Richard WysockiDerek Robins (C), Camilla Grundén, Natalie Holloköi, Henrik Johansen, Pasi Koivu, Simon Lizotte, Karl Johan Nybo, Seppo Paju, Juho Parviainen
2013Avery Jenkins (C), Catrina Allen, Nathan Doss, David Feldberg, Nikko Locastro, Paul McBeth, Paige Pierce, Will Schusterick, Richard WysockiMarco Lehousse (C), Emil Dahlgren, Natalie Holloköi, Henrik Johansen, Simon Lizotte, Hannele Määttä, Karl Johan Nybo, Arttu Sikanen, Tobias Östling, Ander Swärd (res.)
2011David Greenwell (C), Nathan Doss, David Feldberg, Avery Jenkins, Valarie Jenkins, Nikko Locastro, Paul McBeth, Paige Pierce, Will Schusterick, Paul UlibarriCamilla Jernberg, Markus Källström, Simon Lizotte, Jesper Lundmark, Anne Matilainen, Karl Johan Nybo, Seppo Paju, Ville Piippo
2009David Feldberg (C), Carrie Bergolar, Ken Climo, Nathan Doss, Avery Jenkins, Valarie JenkinsAngelica Frantz, Markus Källström, Birgitta Lagerholm, Jesper Lundmark, Karl Johan Nybo, Timo Pursio
2007David Feldberg (C), Carrie Bergolar, Ken Climo, Nathan Doss, Avery Jenkins, Valarie Jenkins, Dana Lawton, Terry RoddyMarkus Källström, Christer Köhler, Birgitte Lagerholm, Jesper Lundmark, Anne Matilainen, Timo Pursio, Anders Swärd, Hans Tegeback

Presidents Cup 2024 Qualifying

The majority of the spots on each team goes to the top players of each continent based on their performance. Each team consists of 11 members; one captain (non-playing), six playing men, two playing women, and two reserve players – one male and one female.

There are no age restrictions for these players. Players must have a passport of one of the countries in the continent they represent: North America or Europe.

Team Members And Selection Methods

Each team has 11 members:

  • One captain, selected by the Presidents Cup organizers.
  • Two women, selected based on the June 5th 2024 Official Disc Golf World Rankings. (PDGA.com)
  • Four men, selected based on the June 5th 2024 Official Disc Golf World Rankings. (PDGA.com)
  • One man, selected by fan vote.
  • One man, selected by the team captain.
  • One woman as a reserve player, selected based on the June 5th 2024 Official Disc Golf World Rankings.*
  • One man as a reserve player, selected based on the June 5th 2024 Official Disc Golf World Rankings.*

*Additional qualification criteria apply to the reserve players. See below.

Captains

Even though not playing, the captains are required to attend the Presidents Cup at Nokia on July 17th 2024, to represent their continent and team.

Fans’ Choice Players

The Presidents Cup tournament organization chooses player candidates for each team. The candidates will be presented on the tournament website and the European Open social media channels. The disc golf community gets to vote for their favorite players. The player with the most votes will get a spot on his continent’s team.

Captain’s Choice Players

Each captain gets to choose one male player to their team. This choice is entirely up to the captain.

Reserve Players

Reserve players will receive a spot on each team based on the June 5th 2024 Official Disc Golf World Rankings with the exception that all reserve players must also be a European Open participants.

The reserve players are required to be on location on the event day, ready to substitute another player in case of an injury. A player can not be replaced during a Presidents Cup round.

Confirming Participation

Each player who qualifies for the Presidents Cup must confirm their participation to the Presidents Cup. Players are informed about the qualification personally, by email by default. If a player declines to participate or fails to confirm their participation they may lose their eligibility to compete in the Presidents Cup and they are replaced by a reserve player, or their spot is moved forward to the next player in the World Rankings.

Replacing players

A reserve player replaces a player who is unable to participate in the Presidents Cup. A new reserve player will be selected based on the qualification criteria specified above.

Qualifying Schedule

Presidents Cup 2024 qualifying schedule:

  • June 6th: Players qualified based on the Official Disc Golf World Rankings and captains published.
  • June 19th – 30th: Fans’ choice players voting.
  • July 2nd: Fans’ choice players published.
  • July 9th: Captain’s choice players published.
  • July 16th: Reserve players published.
  • July 9th – 17th: Changes only due to withdrawals if necessary.

Presidents Cup 2024 Rules

Teams & player numbers

Team captains must designate numbers for their team’s players: players no 1 to 6 for men and 1 to 2 for women. Numbering must be provided to the Presidents Cup organizers at the tournament center one hour before the tournament.

Groups

The Presidents Cup will be played in four groups of four players. There are three men’s groups and one women’s group. Mens’ groups are paired as follows:

  • Group 1: Players #1 & 2.
  • Group 2: Players #3 & 4.
  • Group 3: Players #5 & 6.

Tournament phases

Presidents Cup consists of two separate phases:

  • Phase 1 is individual best shot on holes 1-3, 9-11 and 16-18 of the Beast.
  • Phase 2 is match play between numbered players on holes 1-3, 9-11 and 16-18.
    • E.g. Team USA male #1 vs. Team Europe male #1.
  • All players play 18 holes. (Unless the game is concluded before that.)

Presidents Cup 2024 Points System

Presidents Cup 2024 Points System

Players can earn points for their teams as follows:

  • Individual Best Shot points: 28.
  • Match Play points: 24.

The team that collects the most points is the winner of the Presidents Cup. A total of 52 points are available. 26 1/2 points are required to win the Presidents Cup.

Round 1

Individual Best Shot. Men and women, holes 1-3, 9-11 and 16-18. There are 7 points awarded to each group, 28 points in total:

  • Lowest score 4 points
  • 2nd lowest score 2 points
  • 3rd lowest score 1 point
  • 4th lowest score 0 points
  • Ties split the points for the position(s)

Round 2

Match Play. Men and Women, holes 1-3, 9-11 and 16-18:

  • Winner of a match play 3 points.
  • Tie in a match = 1 1/2 points each.
  • In case of a tie between teams after all holes played: 1 player sudden death play-off on holes 16, 17, and 18.
  • Team captains will nominate the sudden death players.

Presidents Cup 2024 Organization

Event Director
Jussi Meresmaa

Tournament Director
Jukka Teräs

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