Snedeker to headline 2016 Fiji International

American star Brandt Snedeker will headline the Fiji International when it’s played from 6-9 October at Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course.

Turning professional in 2004, World Number 23 Brandt Snedeker is an eight time winner on the PGA Tour.

Brandt Snedeker Brandt Snedeker (Credit: Anthony Powter)

Snedeker’s most recent victory came in February this year in America but he is hungry to add another title to his resume.

“I am excited to be coming to play in the Fiji International. I enjoy competing all over the world but this will be my first time playing a golf tournament in Fiji,” said Snedeker.

With the Fiji International now co-sanctioned by the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia and the European Tour, Snedeker is the first of a strong line up of players anticipated to confirm their participation.

“The Fiji International field grows in strength every year and it is a credit to the tournament that a player the calibre of Brandt Snedeker is coming to play,” said Brian Thorburn, CEO of the PGA of Australia.

The Fiji International will be played at Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course from 6-9 October with tickets on sale shortly.

The inaugural Fiji International in 2014 signalled Fiji’s official arrival onto the global golfing stage, with the Fijian Government, Fijian Tourism and Fiji’s number one player, Vijay Singh, all making a push to put their country on the lucrative world golfing map.

In 2015, the Fiji International established a reputation amongst the world’s best golfers as a must-attend event for themselves and their families.

This year, the Fiji International will expand its global presence and confirm its position as an integral tournament in the South Pacific region.

The tournament also boasts some of the most unique hospitality options in world golf with the par-3 4th hole providing the perfect vantage point to watch the golf, whilst socialising on the beach.

More than just a golf tournament, the Fiji International aims to leave a lasting legacy for golf in the Pacific region, with the PGA of Australia supporting initiatives to introduce and grow the game in Fiji.

The Fiji International is proudly supported by InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa as the official resort of the tournament until 2017.