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It'll be a tee-off like no other.
Three former U.S. presidents are scheduled to open this year's Presidents Cup tournament at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City on Thursday, the PGA announced today.
Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton will be on the course at the first tee to mark the start of the matches, which are played every two years.
All three had served as honorary chairman of the Presidents Cup while in office, according to the PGA.
There was no word from the White House whether President Donald Trump, who has spent many weekends at his own golf course in Bedminster this summer, would attend. But the Golf Channel is reporting the president is expected to be at the tournament on Sunday.
The Presidents Cup is a team, match-play competition that features 24 of the world's top golfers--12 from the United States and 12 from around the world, excluding Europe. It is held every two years, and alternates between United States and international venues.
Officials said the last time more than one former president attended the Presidents Cup event was in 2005, when Clinton and George H.W. Bush were present at the matches held at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va.
PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said he was enthused by hosting three former presidents together on a golf course.
"I get excited about the fact that three individuals ascended to the highest office in the land and golf was an important part of their life and continues to be an important part of their life," he remarked.
While Monahan has not gotten confirmation that Trump will appear, he said the White House has been working closely with the tournament's security side.
"We've always invited the president," he said. "And like I said, this is not a political statement that we're making. It's the Presidents Cup. He's the president of the United States."
Others scheduled to be at the event at the exclusive golf club adjacent to Liberty State Park in New Jersey will include Willie Geist, host of NBC's "Sunday Today" who will serve as emcee of the program, as well as past Presidents Cup Captains David Graham, Jay Haas, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player.
PGA officials said a sellout is expected, but limited tickets remain at presidentscup.com.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.