2021 Australian PGA set for December return

In an encouraging sign that things may be getting back to some sort of normality, the PGA of Australia has announced that the Australian PGA Championship is returning to its traditional time slot in early December.

By the time the flagship event tees off at Royal Queensland Golf Club on December 2nd, it will be a full two years since Adam Scott claimed his second PGA title at Royal Pines Resort on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

Adam Scott Adam Scott celebrates his 2019 win (Credit: PGA Australia)

The 2020 event, which was supposed to mark the return of the event to Brisbane for the first time in 20 years, was cancelled along with a slew of other major men’s and women’s golfing events across the Australian golfing summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“After the disappointment in cancelling last year’s event, we are elated to be able to stage the 2021 Australian PGA Championship,” said PGA CEO Gavin Kirkman.

“The Australian PGA Championship is seen by millions of fans the world-over, so we are excited to play a leading role in the rejuvenation of the international tourism sector for Queensland and put a spotlight on the beautiful city of Brisbane by bringing a quality field of golf’s best players to Royal Queensland Golf Club.”

The tournament, co-sanctioned with the European Tour, makes its return to the 101-year-old Royal Queensland layout along the Brisbane River for the first time since 2001 when Robert Allenby won by a shot over Geoff Ogilvy to claim back-to-back Australian PGA Championship titles.