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Former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama met at the Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J., on Thursday for the 2017 Presidents Cup golf competition, the first time three presidents have attended the tournament.

The presidents met in the stands to watch the tournament’s opening shots, where an all-star American team faced off against an all-star international team of golfers. The presidents waved to cameras during the presentation of the trophy before Thursday’s matches, each wearing golf apparel. 

Each of the three presidents in attendance on Thursday has previously served as the Cup’s honorary chairman, and all three spent time golfing during their time in the Oval Office. 

{mosads}The honorary chairman for this year’s tournament is President Trump, who owns several of his own golf resorts and has been golfing numerous times since taking office. 

Established in 1994, the biannual tournament was founded by the PGA Tour to raise money for charities around the world.

In 11 meetings, the U.S. has won nine times and the international team has won once. The two teams tied in 2003.

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