Norman, Day & Bubba to play Aussie PGA

Queenslanders Greg Norman and Jason Day will join world No. 13 Bubba Watson at the Hyatt Regency Coolum on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast when the PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola tees off from November 24-27, 2011.

In what is shaping up as the biggest ever season for the PGA Tour of Australasia, the world-class trio are the first of many player announcements sure to ignite the interest of Queensland sports fans.

Jason Day Jason Day confirmed to play the Australian PGA (Credit: Anthony Powter)

“It’s been several years since I’ve been able to play up at Coolum, and this particular year, coincides with a very important milestone for the PGA in its Centenary,” said Norman, who won back-to-back PGA titles in 1984-85.

“It’s going to be a huge summer for Australian golf, including the PGA at Coolum. It will be great to get back up there and see how the course has changed since I last played.”

The newly-crowned world no. 9, Jason Day will play the PGA Championship for the very first time since he turned professional in 2006.

“I’m really excited about coming back to Queensland and playing the PGA Championship at Coolum,” said Day, who is Australia’s highest world ranked player.

“This year will be big. It’s going to be a great field and I’m looking forward to playing well in front of my friends and family and all the young golf fans.”

Also announced today, big-hitting Bubba Watson is the first international player to confirm he will play the PGA Championship in November.

Watson, who has become a regular fixture in the world’s top 15, will play Coolum for the first time since 2005.

The PGA Championship will again be co-sanctioned by OneAsia, with the tournament to be the second-to-last event for the 2011 season on the burgeoning Tour’s Order of Merit.

The PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola will be played at the Hyatt Regency Coolum on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast from November 24-27, 2011.

Source – PGA Australia