The biggest names in professional golf will be returning to Medinah Country Club in 2026 for The Presidents Cup matches. The PGA TOUR announced that the 16th Presidents Cup will be held at Medinah, which also hosted the Ryder Cup in 2012.
The 2026 Presidents Cup matches were originally scheduled to be played at TPC Harding Park, but the San Francisco Chronicle reported this summer that the city-owned course was instead opting to become the full-time stop of a new PGA Tour event. That opened the door for Medinah Country Club, which joins Muirfield Village in Ohio as the only courses in the United States to host both the Presidents Cup and the Ryder Cup.
Course #3 at Medinah has hosted that include the 2019 BMW Championship, 2012 Ryder Cup, two PGA Championships, three U.S. Opens, the 1988 U.S. Senior Open and three Western Opens (BMW Championship). Medinah Country Club is working with the golf course architecture firm of OCM Golf to renovate Course #3 to strengthen the overall golf experience for members, while improving the challenging Course #3 layout for professional tournament play.
The renovation will cost $23.5 million and include three new holes. The renovation will begin in 2023 and the course will reopen in 2024.
Tiger Woods captained the US team at the 2019 Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia. The United States Team defeated Captain Ernie Els and the International Team in one of the closest finishes in Cup history, 16-14.
“As the significance of the Presidents Cup continues to grow, we look forward to showcasing the 2026 event from one of the world’s great sporting and cosmopolitan cities in Chicago and a storied venue in Medinah Country Club,” said PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan. “One year ago, we saw an influx of great young talent on the International Team taking on a very experienced U.S. Team that resulted in a dramatic four days of competition for our fans throughout the world.”
“I fully expect that competitive momentum to continue in the coming years. We express our thanks to our current Global Partners, Citi and Rolex, for their support of the Presidents Cup and to the leadership and membership at Medinah Country Club, a world-class facility that hosted several of the most memorable events in our game’s history.”
In 2022, the Presidents Cup will make its debut in the Southeastern United States at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte before heading to Canada for the second time at Royal Montreal Golf Club in Montreal, Quebec in 2024.
“Medinah Country Club’s members are honored to host the 2026 Presidents Cup matches on our famed Course #3, adding to our 90-year history of hosting golf’s most prestigious championships, and producing some of golf’s most memorable outcomes,” said Michael Scimo, Medinah’s 2026 Presidents Cup Bid Leader.
“The club is excited about providing a terrific venue for the teams and fans from around the world to experience one of the premier events on golf’s biennial calendar. We also acknowledge and appreciate the strong support we have received from the PGA TOUR, DuPage County, and the Chicago Sports Commission that helped bring the 2026 Presidents Cup matches to Medinah Country Club.”
Tournament dates for the 2026 Presidents Cup will be announced at a later date.