First Look: Australian PGA Championship

The 2017 Australian PGA Championship tees off this week at RACV Royal Pines Resort. The tournament has been the signature event of the Australian PGA since 1905, and co-sanctioned by the European Tour since 2015.

Prior to 1964 the tournament was contested using a match-play format. The list of winners during the stroke-play era is quite impressive, and includes the likes of Gary Player, Peter Thomson, Hale Irwin, Greg Norman, and Seve Ballesteros.

The 2017 edition field will be headlined by Masters champion Sergio Garcia, along with Aussies Adam Scott and Marc Leishman.


THE SKINNNY

Date: Nov. 30 – December 2, 2017
Name: Australian PGA Championship
Course: RACV Royal Pines Resort (Championship)
Sanctioned: PGA Tour of Australasia & European Tour
Where: Benowa, QLD
Distance: Par 72, 7360 yards
Architect: Graham Marsh Redesign
Trophy: Joe Kirkwood Cup
Format: 72-Hole Stroke Play
Cut: Top 65 (plus ties)
Purse: AUD $1,500,000
2016 Winner: Harold Varner III
Marquee Players: Sergio Garcia, Adam Scott, Marc Leishman, Cameron Smith, Matt Jones, Harold Varner III, Jonas Blixt, Curtis Luck, and Rod Pampling.


WATCH & FOLLOW

GOLF CHANNEL
Round 1: Wed. 8:00 – 10:00 PM
Round 2: Thu. 8:00 – 10:00 PM
Round 3: Fri. 8:00 – 10:00 PM
Round 4: Sat. 8:00 – 10:00 PM

ONLINE
Instagram: @PGAofAustralia
Twitter: @PGAofAustralia
Facebook: @PGAChampionshipAU
Website: Championship.PGA.org.au


VIDEO PREVIEW


Credits: Getty Images, PGA of Australia


PGW Staff

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