History was made at the 2014 Oates Victorian Open after Matthew Griffin successfully endured a three-hole playoff to secure his first professional PGA Tour of Australasia title on home soil. Always the bridesmaid, never the bride when playing off in his home country, his continental drought came to an end in emphatic form with spectators [...]
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Aron Price has won the 2013 Gloria Jean’s Coffees NSW Open Championship played at Castle Hill Country Club. Starting the fourth round tied for the lead with PGA TOUR player Steven Bowditch, Price opened with a birdie before steady play saw him claim the title by four shots with a tournament total of 19-under 269. [...]
Adam Scott has successfully defended his Talisker Masters title, winning by two shots at Royal Melbourne Golf Club. Starting the day four shots clear of the field, Scott saw his lead dwindle as American Matt Kuchar was on fire around the composite layout. A playoff loomed as the pair were tied on 14-under the card [...]
23-year-old Jin Jeong took top honours at the ISPS HANDA Perth International, surviving a sudden-death playoff against England’s Ross Fisher to record his first victory as a Professional. Finishing regulation play tied with Fisher at 10-under 278, it took just one playoff hole for Jeong to claim victory, sinking a par putt for the title. [...]
PGA Trainee Professional Jack Wilson has taken out the WA Goldfields PGA Championship at Kalgoorlie Golf Course following a payoff with New Zealand’s Nick Gillespie. After finishing level with Gillespie at 10-under-par, Wilson needed one playoff hole to take out the PGA Tour of Australasia event, going wire-to-wire to claim his first Professional title. “It’s [...]
World Number 9 Brandt Snedeker is headed to Queensland’s Gold Coast in November to contest the Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola at RACV Royal Pines Resort. Joining previously confirmed starters Adam Scott, Rickie Fowler and Marc Leishman, American Snedeker will play his only PGA Tour of Australasia tournament of the Australian summer in Queensland [...]
South Australian Nick Cullen has claimed the Isuzu Queensland Open at Brookwater Golf and Country Club. Firing a 3-under 69 in the final round, Nick Cullen claimed victory with a tournament total of 9-under 279. “I felt really good, I had been playing well and my swing feels good. I just hung in there, went [...]
Current Australian Amateur champion Cameron Smith has confirmed he has moved into the professional ranks. The 19 year-old Queenslander enjoyed a superb amateur career winning a host of amateur events including the Australian Amateur Championship, Australian Junior Championship, Australian Stroke Play Championship in addition to a number of state titles. “I’m ready for the challenge [...]
The PGA of Australia today confirmed it will adopt Rule 14-1b prohibiting anchoring of the club for all Professional tournaments sanctioned by the PGA from January 1, 2016.
Australia’s Brendan Jones added to his already impressive string of victories in Japan, clinching his 13th Japan Tour title at the Mizuno Open. Jones’ four-under-par final round saw him finish atop the leaderboard at 19-under, three shots clear of the nearest competitor, KT Kim, whose final-round of 69 saw him finish at 16-under. “I played [...]
Australia’s Brett Rumford showed he is the man for the big occasion when he prevailed in a three-way play-off with compatriot Marcus Fraser and Scotland’s Peter Whiteford to win the €2,205,000 (Approximately US$2.8 million) Ballantine’s Championship.
The PGA of Australia has confirmed the Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola has found a new home on Queensland’s Gold Coast at RACV Royal Pines.
53-year-old Peter Senior proved once again that age is no barrier to success, capturing the Emirates Australian Open amidst fading light and extreme conditions. With an even-par 72 in the windy and wild final round at The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney, Senior became the oldest golfer to lift the Stonehaven Cup, surpassing the legendary Peter Thomson who won at the age of 43 in 1972.
Adam Scott has claimed the 2012 Talisker Masters title, overcoming defending champion Ian Poulter at Kingston Heath Golf Club in Melbourne to take his 19th international victory.
Bo Van Pelt prevailed in an all-American battle with Jason Dufner to win the ISPS HANDA Perth International at Lake Karrinyup, winning with a tournament total of 16-under par. Starting the final round with a one stroke lead, Van Pelt was in control of the tournament throughout the day, posting a final round of 68 to secure the win by two shots.
Australia’s Summer of Golf is set to benefit from another world-class star, as World number 5 Justin Rose has confirmed he will play in the Emirates Australian Open at The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney from December 6-9. Rose won the WGC-Cadillac Championship in March and capped an exceptional year with a runner-up finish at the Tour [...]
Defending champion Greg Chalmers and former winners Geoff Ogilvy (2008) and Greg Norman (1984, 1985) have confirmed their entry into this year’s 2012 Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola at the Palmer Coolum Resort from December 13-16. “Last year’s Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola was the most successful staged in recent history, attracting a [...]
2011 Masters Tournament champion Charl Schwartzel and World Number Nine Jason Dufner are the first global stars to be announced for the Perth International, to be played at Lake Karrinyup Country Club in Perth, Western Australia, from October 18-21.
Aussie Greg Chalmers says he is determined to defend the unique “down-under double” he recorded last year in winning the Australian Open and the Australian PGA Championship.. Chalmers said the two Australian tournaments were the first things he entered into his schedule every year. “For most Australians, its on their list of events that they [...]
Piranha Golf back on board Piranha Golf will continue their involvement with the development of Australian golf as the naming rights sponsor of the NSW/ACT Pro-Am Order of Merit. Scott still pick of the Aussies Englishman Luke Donald has surrendered the world number one ranking to Rory McIlroy after struggling at the RBC Heritage on [...]
Behind the scenes: NZ PGA Have an inside look at the NZ PGA Pro-Am Championship thanks to the team at Michael Hill TV Olesen’s Sicilian dream Australian Richard Green finished strongly to tie for 11th at the Sicilian Open as Thorbjorn Olesen broke through for his first tournament victory on the European Tour. Mahan the [...]
Nick Cullen claims first professional title The PGA of Australia would like to congratulate South Australian Professional Nick Cullen on his maiden professional title at the Indonesia Open, co-sanctioned by OneAsia and the Japan Golf Tour. Lunn wins in Morocco Australian Karen Lunn claimed her 10th Ladies European Tour title after a tight final round [...]
Thorn pips the field at Ranfurlie Huntingdale Trainee has pipped the field to win by one at the Ranfurlie Trainee Pro-Am. Ex-champ Hendry seeks glory at Indonesia Open Former winner Michael Hendry of New Zealand begins his quest to establish himself in the world’s top-50 at this week’s Enjoy Jakarta Indonesia Open, the season-opener on [...]
New era of golf in Papua New Guinea Heath Reed will be looking to make it three from three at the 2012 Coca Cola Morobe Open at the Lae Golf Club. Rose holds on, Tiger injured Justin Rose won the WGC-Cadillac Championship by one shot from Bubba Watson on Sunday, as Tiger Woods withdrew injured. [...]
VIDEO: Jeep Australian 4 Ball Hole in 1 John Stewart, a 13 handicapper, holed out on the 142m par three 7th hole at RACV Royal Pines Resort during the Jeep Australian 4 Ball Pro Am Championship Percy falls short in Panama Australian Cameron Percy has fallen just short of a memorable victory at the Panama [...]
OneAsia graduate John Huh claimed his first title on the US PGA Tour with a dramatic play-off victory over Robert Allenby in the Mayakoba Golf Classic. Huh played five events on OneAsia in 2011, finishing 15th on the Order of Merit with winnings of US$85,945, before winning his PGA Tour card at final qualifying. The [...]
E-Z-GO backs PGA Legends The PGA of Australia today announced the continuation of E-Z-GO as the naming sponsor for the PGA Legends Tour, Australia’s tournament destination for senior professional golfers. Millar wins Lennock Motors Pro-Am ACT local Matthew Millar has won the Lennock Motors Murrumbidgee Country Club Pro-Am for the second consecutive year. Allenby falls [...]
Haas triumphs in playoff American Bill Haas rolled in a 45-foot putt for birdie on the second play-off hole to claim the Northern Trust Open. Cheadle puts star power behind NZ PGA Hollywood actor Don Cheadle has confirmed he will play in the NZ PGA Pro-Am Championship La’Cassie sixth in Colombia Australia’s Bronson La’Cassie has [...]
Events underway at Creswick Pre-Q and a junior pro-am has kicked off the week long golf activties at the Forest Resort Creswick for the Adroit Insurance Group VIC PGA Oh so close (again) for Senior Peter Senior notched up his fifth second place finish in a US Champions Tour event, falling to Corey Pavin who [...]
Dive wins Piranha Order of Merit Martin Dive was announced as the Piranha Golf NSW/ACT Order of Merit winner and recipient of the $10,000 bonus.. Trainee Graduates and award winners honoured After three years of dedication and hard work, the newest Members of NSW/ACT Division of the PGA of Australia were officially recognised and inducted [...]
Top 100 driving Barnes for QLD PGA As the highest ranked player in the upcoming Queensland PGA Championship field, former Champion Kurt Barnes says 2012 is his year. Snedeker wins in playoff American Brandt Snedeker won the Farmers Insurance Open on Sunday after a dramatic playoff in California. Ray Wilson awarded OAM PGA Professional Ray [...]
Wilson wins Humana title Mark Wilson’s three-under-par 69 was enough to hold off Johnson Wagner and win the Humana Challenge by two shots in La Quinta. Meriton Sydney Invitational Entries are open for amateurs and professionals for the upcoming Meriton Sydney Invitational. Harwood dominates Oatlands NSW Legends Michael Harwood has continued his outstanding form on [...]
Wagner triumphs in Hawaii Johnson Wagner won the third PGA Tour event of his career with a two-shot victory at the Sony Open in Hawaii, while John Senden was the leading Australian. Amazing Grace breaks through Branden Grace has clinched a maiden European Tour victory with a one-shot win at the Joburg Open on Sunday [...]
Aussies set to take on OneAsia OneAsia Final Stage Q-School gets underway today in Malaysia with 19 Australians set to compete Aussie hopefuls to tee up in IFQ The PGA Tour of Australasia this week plays host to the R&A as the International Final Qualifying (IFQ) comes to Kingston Heath Golf Club. Stricker set for [...]
Vale Ramsay McMaster We are saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Ramsay McMaster on the evening of Thursday 29th December in Melbourne. Our deepest sympathies go to the McMaster family. Ramsay’s work as a golf fitness expert shaped and influenced so many people’s lives. A true pioneer and friend of golf, Ramsay will [...]
Popovic top of the class at Q-School After three solid rounds of golf Daniel Popovic has won the Final Stage of Qualifying School for the PGA Tour of Australasia New look GOLF Link Mates Website The new GOLF Link Mates website includes loads of great new features. Join now or sign up for a 14 [...]
Donald will be back There was no fairytale finish to 2011 for Luke Donald, but the World No.1 will leave Australia with fond memories from the JBWere Masters at Victoria Golf Club. Ogilvy lets it slip Victorian Geoff Ogilvy was making no excuses for his final round meltdown at the JBWere Australian Masters at Victoria [...]
McKenzie looking good for Euro card Australian David McKenzie remains on track to secure his European Tour card at the midway point of the final qualifying event at the PGA Catalunya Resort. Ogilvy: No contact with Allenby Geoff Ogilvy says he has not spoken to Presidents Cup team-mate Robert Allenby since the pair almost came [...]
Ormsby through to final stage Australian Wade Ormsby was one of 81 golfers to successfully qualify for the final stage of the European Tour’s Q-School after the four second stage tournaments concluded in Spain on Monday. Aussies on track at Q-School Australians Jarrod Lyle and Matt Jones are both closing in on securing their PGA [...]
A slice of history at Wynnum Michael Ferguson, Adam Crawford and Edward Stedman have settled for a share of the spoils at the 2011 Bartons/BMD Pro Am held at the Wynnum Golf Club. Scott rues poor start Pre-tournament favourite Adam Scott was left to lament his disastrous start on day one after finishing two shots [...]