World Cup adds lustre to Australian PGA field

The 2016 Australian PGA Championship will capture the attention of the world with a prime position on the international golf schedule.

This year’s championship will be contested at RACV Royal Pines Resort from 1-4 December; the week after the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne.

Nathan Holman Nathan Holman with the 2015 Australian PGA trophy (Credit: Anthony Powter)

The two week swing of golf down under is expected to attract many of the world’s best Professionals to Australian shores.

“Hosting tournaments the calibre of the World Cup of Golf and Australian PGA Championship in back-to-back weeks is a real coup for Aussie golf fans as the fields assembled for each tournament will be some of the best seen in Australia in recent times,” said Brian Thorburn, CEO of the PGA of Australia.

“It’s also a huge opportunity for many of the world’s best players who have competing in Australia on their bucket list. Now they will be able to take advantage of spending two weeks down under.”

“The Australian PGA Championship has a unique personality for a golf tournament; relaxed and family friendly it provides the perfect end of year event for players to compete for top prize money whilst also enjoying a holiday on the Gold Coast which is famous for fun.”

The 2016 Australian PGA Championship will also benefit from its position at the beginning of the European Tour’s 2017 schedule with players hoping to kick start their season down under.

“While players always enjoy the sights of the Gold Coast, on the course it’s serious business with European Tour players hoping to get an early boost on the Race to Dubai and Aussie players looking to earn a ticket onto one of the biggest Tours in the world,” added Thorburn.

Following the Perth International in March, the Australian PGA Championship will be the second tournament co-sanctioned by the European Tour and PGA Tour of Australasia in 2016.

The Australian PGA Championship will be played at RACV Royal Pines Resort from 1-4 December and will be co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia and European Tour for the second consecutive year.

Visit the Australian PGA Championship website at www.pgachampionship.com.au for further details.