2020 Australian PGA heading to Royal Queensland

The Australian PGA Championship will return to Brisbane later this year in celebration of Royal Queensland Golf Club’s centenary year.

The co-sanctioned tournament will make the move from its current home at Royal Pines on the Gold Coast to Queensland’s capital for the first time in almost two decades.

Robert Allenby Robert Allenby won the PGA Championship in 2000 and 2001 at Royal Queensland

“We’re incredibly excited to return to Brisbane and the Royal Queensland Golf Club to celebrate a milestone anniversary of one of the country’s most treasured golf courses,” said PGA of Australia CEO Gavin Kirkman.

“Royal Queensland Golf Club is a rich breeding ground which has unearthed a number of PGA Professionals, including one of the game’s icons, Greg Norman. We look forward to celebrating the club’s history with our flagship event”.

“We know Brisbane loves its live sporting events and we look forward to seeing the crowds come out to cheer on our home-grown and international golfers, while enjoying the party atmosphere of the Championship, which will continue to deliver exciting, vibrant and fan-friendly entertainment precincts on course”

Brisbane will also hold the rights to host the 2021 and 2022 Australian PGA Championship at the Royal Queensland Golf Club as part of their host city agreement.

This year’s event will mark the 21st year the Australian PGA Championship has been held in Queensland having enjoyed a home on the Sunshine Coast at Hyatt Regency Coolum from 2002 to 2012 before its move to the Gold Coast in 2013.

Following a 25-year absence the tournament returned to Queensland in 2000 at Royal Queensland Golf Club where Robert Allenby won back-to-back titles in 2000 and 2001.

Royal Queensland has hosted two Australian PGA Championships, three Australian Open Championships and four Australian Amateur Championships, as well as a multitude of other high-profile professional and amateur events.