Why this Stanley Cup champion loves 2024’s Presidents Cup host city

On the heels of a record-setting year for Canadians on the PGA Tour, when a record four Canucks lifted trophies, 2024 figures to be another banner year for golf north of the border.

Next fall, the Presidents Cup will come back to Royal Montreal Golf Club, returning to the Great White North for the first time since 2007. Stanley Cup champion and former Canadian National Team member Mike Commodore is stoked to be welcoming back the golf world to Montreal.

“Montreal will be great,” Commodore told GOLF’s Subpar co-hosts Colt Knost and Drew Stoltz on this week’s episode of the podcast, his third appearance on the show. “The city is still very, very fun.

Pro golfer K.J. Choi, left, and NHL Stanley Cup Champion Mike Commodore, right.
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“Toronto is fun too, but Montreal is kind of cool because you also go there and you’re in Canada, but you know everybody and your English is fine there, but everybody speaks French. It’s kind of like a European feel there. Everybody gets after it. Hours are open late. Yeah, it’s fun. It would be if I was like, making a little list of, you know, if you wanted to go have a good time in Canada, Montreal would be in the top two or three for sure.”

Commodore said he just visited Quebec’s most populous city for the first time since he hung up his skates in 2014. While he’s never played Royal Montreal, where the Presidents Cup matches will take place next September, he’s sure it will be a hit for the golf community. Especially so, because the golf course is close to downtown Montreal.

And after this summer’s wild Canadian Open where the fans were fired up to see the first Canadian claim their national open since 1954, the atmosphere should be electric for fellow native son Mike Weir, who will captain the International team.

For more fun stories from Commodore, check out the full episode below.

Jack Hirsh

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Jack Hirsh is an assistant editor at GOLF. A Pennsylvania native, Jack is a 2020 graduate of Penn State University, earning degrees in broadcast journalism and political science. He was captain of his high school golf team and recently returned to the program to serve as head coach. Jack also still *tries* to remain competitive in local amateurs. Before joining GOLF, Jack spent two years working at a TV station in Bend, Oregon, primarily as a Multimedia Journalist/reporter, but also producing, anchoring and even presenting the weather. He can be reached at jack.hirsh@golf.com.