Nisbet hopes for return to form in QLD PGA defence

The QLD PGA Championship tees off this week at City Golf Club in Toowoomba with defending champion Daniel Nisbet seeking to retain his title.

Nisbet hasn’t made a good start to the 2020 season, with two missed cuts in two events and being forced to withdraw from the other. He has also slipped to 868th in the world rankings having reached a high of 305th but the multiple Australasian Tour winner certainly has the game and experience to dominate this field again.

Daniel Nisbet Daniel Nisbet holds the 2019 QLD PGA trophy (Credit: PGA Australia)

Nisbet previously has won the 2018 New Zealand Open, the 2016 Clearwater Bay Open, and the 2018 Northern Territory PGA Championship.

For many, the QLD PGA Championship will be the first event of their 2020 PGA Tour of Australasia season which began last week at the Victorian Open. Whilst not a huge purse at AU$150,000, the championship has a proud place with the Toowoomba local community who have supported the tournament now for many years.

Other players to follow include PGA Tour winner Peter Lonard, European Tour Winner, Marcus Fraser, who went close at the Vic Open last week, European Tour player and 2018 Australasian Order of Merit winner, Jake McLeod and European Tour winner, Andrew Dodt.

The Queensland PGA Championship certainly has some solid history with past champions including Greg Norman (1979), David Graham (1967), Ian Baker-Finch (1984), Daren Beck (2008) and Anthony Summers (2014) to name just a few. Peter Senior is also a dual champion having won the title in 1987 and in 2010.

Rounds three and four of the Coca-Cola QLD PGA Championship will also be broadcast on Fox Sports and Kayo via a newly-announced partnership with PGA Australia.