Presidents Cup at Columbus Commons

Opening Ceremony for Golf Tournament Hosted at Columbus Commons

A sold-out crowd of more than 5,000 people packed into Columbus Commons Wednesday night to celebrate the Presidents Cup Opening Ceremony. Presenters and speakers included officials, board members, host and World Golf Hall of Famer Jack Nicklaus and, of course, all the golfers from both the U.S. and International teams. Attendees enjoyed a short fireworks show before Rascal Flatts took the stage; two of the three members of the band are from Columbus. Other performances included The Ohio State University Marching Band, as well as the Columbus-based Harmony Project.


The Presidents Cup itself is being held at Muirfield Village Golf Club in nearby Dublin, Ohio. This year marked the first year that the opening ceremonies were held at a site separate from the golf course.

Carter’s mixed-use, multi-family project, Highpoint on Columbus Commons, served as the perfect backdrop for the event. Key members of Carter’s leadership team – Bob Peterson, Scott Taylor and Jim Shelton – were in attendance, along with Village Green, who provides property management leasing services on our project.

Scott Taylor shared his experience, “The Opening Ceremony of the Presidents Cup was amazing! All of downtown Columbus was abuzz with excitement, energy and great pride. Our Highpoint on Columbus Commons development provided a nice backdrop to this stately event.”

Additionally, Carter was honored to have the opportunity to donate construction fencing for the event. Custom-made wraps and flags surrounded Carter’s project, visible in many pictures of the event.

In an article by Columbus Dispatch, Guy Worley, president and CEO of Columbus Downtown Development Corp. and Capitol South, commented, “Columbus Commons was built to bring everyone together, and the Presidents Cup is the culmination of that. Having the world come together here is exactly what we had in mind.” 

See more pictures courtesy of Columbus Dispatch, here

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