Masters champ Willett to join Rumford at Super 6

Brett Rumford is aiming to defend his ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth title from the British as Danny Willett becomes latest Englishman to sign onto the tournament.

To be played from 8-11 February, Rumford will be a crowd favourite at Lake Karrinyup Country Club after his fairytale victory earlier this year.

Brett Rumford Brett Rumford holds the 2017 Super 6 Perth trophy (Credit: PGA Australia)

“The West Australian crowds are always incredibly passionate and the support they have shown me throughout my entire career has been amazing,” said Rumford.

“I have wanted to win a big title at home for a long time, to get across the line at the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth this year was very special to me.

“The format is definitely interesting and it’s nice to hold a little slice of golf history as the inaugural champion. I am really looking forward to defending my title next year.”

Standing in his way will be a strong contingent of Englishmen with 2016 Masters Champion Danny Willett confirming he will join World Number 16 Tyrrell Hatton and former World Number 1 Lee Westwood.

“I can’t wait to come back to Perth for the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth. I have competed in tournaments at Lake Karrinyup before and the course is always great fun to play,” said Willett.

“I am also looking forward to playing the stroke play / match play hybrid, I think these non-traditional formats are interesting to break up the regular 72 hole stroke play.”

“We have created a unique event with a thrilling format at the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth and we are delighted that it is attracting players the calibre of Brett (Rumford), Danny (Willett), Tyrrell (Hatton) and Lee (Westwood),” said Gavin Kirkman, CEO of the PGA of Australia which oversees the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia.

“We are sure that the 2018 edition will be another success with fans able to watch this world class field for just $25.”